Entertainment, Fertility and IVF, Fine Art and Artists, Free News Articles, General Editorial

National Infertility Week culminates with release of documentary film, ‘The Empty Womb’

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Award-winning filmmaker, Betsy Chasse, announces inaugural release of her eagerly anticipated documentary, "The Empty Womb," marking the end of National Infertility Week. A depiction of the griefs infertility, "The Empty Womb" film features humanitarian artist, Robbi Firestone, who shares her infertility/IVF journey through art; "The Empty Womb" museum installation.

The 18-minute film explores in detail the silent, raw emotions infertile women suffer after failed invitro fertilization (IVF) cycles.

Best known as the Co-Creator (Co-Director, Writer, Producer) of "What the Bleep Do We Know," Betsy Chasse created the category of Spiritual Cinema, crafting media inspiring transformation.

Chasse describes "The Empty Womb" as so: "It's not just about infertility; it invokes a rare exploration of truly authentic communication. Women are speaking up, exploring sisterhood, teaching girls to express true feelings. In the film, Firestone inquires, 'Since when did telling the truth become bravery?'"

"The Empty Womb" project initiates a worldwide movement to unleash the silent, isolating and secretive experiences resulting from infertility.

Firestone's artwork and Chasse's film screened March 2018 in parallel with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women by Tess Caccitore's "GWEN."

Nation Infertility Week culminates as Firestone's work begins; in Delhi, India, she was conferred the prestigious Iconic Women Bettering the World for All award by WEF.

Firestone says, "Gender Officers such as Georgia Gage, Republic of Liberia, have expressed that girls as young as 11 are labeled infertile after months of marriage. Immediately divorced, she is stigmatized; cursed. Rejected by family and community, she is vulnerable and impoverished; easily absorbed into sex trafficking.

"United Nations NGOs don't represent her. In Ghana, Liberia, India, this child is an ignored 'issue' -- I wanted to be a biological mother. This work supporting infertile girls and women chose me instead."

At New Mexico Philharmonic's Arts and Music Festival Firestone discussed "Art as Alchemy," at the National Museum for Natural History and Science, April 2018. A licensed RScP, Firestone runs a desperately needed coaching business connecting mental health professionals (themselves biologically infertile) to infertile women.

To heal her own experience, Firestone constructed "The Empty Womb" art of her own IVF supplies. Syringes, bloody alcohol swabs, etc., are crocheted into "Baby Blankets," with titles inquiring, "Did Invitro Kill Your Marriage?" or "Are You Willing to Die for your Hearts Desire?"

Firestone's fierce, provoking, raw, despairing, enlightening museum installation, "The Empty Womb," is the first to tackle this timely topic.

Learn more: http://theemptywomb.com/.

Chasse and Firestone are brazen new voices giving rise to a global movement unleashing the silent conversation around women's infertility. Visit "The Empty Womb" Film here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theemptywomb.

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Business, Fertility and IVF, Free News Articles, Private Practice and Medical Groups

California IVF Fertility Center Opens Next Generation Office in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California IVF Fertility Center opens a new fertility center with updated technology to support the next generation of fertility treatments. The practices in Sacramento, on Auburn Boulevard, and Davis, California have been consolidated into a single location to better serve patients. The new facility will allow the infertility specialists of California IVF to expand on their excellent rates of success.

Dr. Ernest Zeringue, founder and medical director of California IVF states, "After more than 13 years of providing services for residents of Northern California, we have taken the next step to advance our services and introduce the next generation of fertility treatments." Dr. Zeringue is proud of the accomplishments of his team of experts. "We are not just claiming to use the latest technology, we are changing the way fertility treatments are delivered."

By refining advanced freezing techniques, called vitrification, California IVF has experienced up to 20 percent improvement in pregnancy rates since 2015. With improvements in freezing techniques and the decade of experience in genetic screening of embryos, a new approach to IVF treatments has evolved. Combined with revised medication protocols, patients under 40 have seen cumulative success rates of 75 to 80 percent, following a single egg retrieval.

With years of experience and refinements in fertility treatment, California IVF has completely re-engineered the embryology laboratory to maximize air quality. Strict monitoring and controls for temperature, humidity, airborne particles, and volatile organic chemicals, will ensure optimal air quality. Additional improvements in the construction of the embryology laboratory have eliminated most vibrations that can interfere with microscopic procedures such as ICSI and embryo biopsy.

The new location features more than four times the space as the prior office in Davis. The new clinic features an on-site research lab to study techniques to improve egg quality and embryo performance.

Dr. Zeringue states, "With the type of success we are seeing, California IVF expects to see an increase in patients travelling from the Bay Area and other states."

Patients searching for assistance in becoming pregnant should consider California IVF as one of the best options to help them have a baby.

In California, nearly 800,000 couples are considered infertile. Many are looking for alternative options for growing their families. California IVF Fertility Center provides medical treatments, such as in-vitro fertilization and embryo adoption, for couples facing fertility challenges, changing the lives of families across the region.

About California IVF:

Founded in 2004, California IVF Fertility Center is a local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility center.

The California Conceptions Donor Embryo program (californiaconceptions.com ) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to failed IVF patients from around the world. The center is one of only a few clinics that have live births from their fertility preservation, or egg freezing program. The staff includes a team of Sacramento fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit http://www.californiaivf.com/.

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California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program Offers Genetic Screening of Embryos at New Location in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California IVF Fertility Center opens a new fertility center with updated technology to support the next generation of fertility treatments. The new facility offers physical improvements to the laboratory air quality and laboratory work-flow. California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program has enjoyed excellent success since 2010.

The donor embryo program now offers patients the option to use genetically screened embryos with the intention of increasing pregnancy success, reducing miscarriage rates, and in some cases, selecting a boy or girl. The program is proud to announce positive pregnancy outcomes with genetically screened embryos.

Dr. Ernest Zeringue, founder and medical director of California IVF, states, "Patients have demanded genetically screened embryos for years. Due to cumulative success rates of 95 percent, genetic screening has not been necessary. With improved freezing and thawing techniques, genetic screening reduces the total number of transfers needed for a successful outcome and avoids miscarriages and genetically abnormal pregnancies."

Genetic screening, known as PGS, or pre-implantation genetic screening, and CCS, or comprehensive chromosome screening, has been performed at California IVF since 2006. Refinements to the freezing and thawing process, combined with embryo evaluation techniques, and changes to medication protocols, have led to higher success rates with genetic screening. The time has arrived for the integration of genetic screening into the California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program.

About California IVF:

Founded in 2004, California IVF Fertility Center is a local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility center. The California Conceptions Donor Embryo program ( californiaconceptions.com ) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to failed IVF patients from around the world. The center is one of only a few clinics that have live births from their fertility preservation, or egg freezing program. The staff includes a team of Sacramento fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit http://www.californiaivf.com/.

About California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program:

Started in 2010, the California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program is offered by California IVF. The program uses donor sperm and donor eggs to form donor embryos. The donor embryos are implanted in a recipient's uterus and provides up to 70 to 75 percent rates of success per transfer. By offering 3 transfers, the program reaches a cumulative success rate of 95 percent. With the addition of genetic screening (PGS / CCS), the cumulative transfer rates may be similar, however fewer embryo transfers and fewer miscarriages offer more benefits to recipients.

The genetic screening option will also offer a refund option where patients may get the majority of their money back if they are not successful. The refund option has been very popular with patients seeking pregnancy through donated embryos, embryo adoption, and traditional adoption before discovering the California Conceptions Program. The program is very active and treats patients from across the United States and from countries around the world. More information can be found at http://www.californiaconceptions.com/.

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Fertility and IVF

Lehigh Valley Couple Receives Early Christmas Present: Free IVF Treatment

Author: Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Dateline: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (BETHLEHEM, Pa.)  | Wed, 21 Dec 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Sher Fertility Institute announced today that Joel and Mary Roberts of Slatington, PA would be receiving free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments as the winners of a contest that the company offered this month. The donation is part of Sher Fertility Institute's Giving Back initiative, intended to help some of the estimated 1 million couples in the U.S. that need advanced fertility treatment, but aren't able to afford it.”



A R T I C L E:

Sher Fertility Institute announced today that Joel and Mary Roberts of Slatington, PA would be receiving free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments as the winners of a contest that the company offered this month. The donation is part of Sher Fertility Institute's "Giving Back" initiative, intended to help some of the estimated 1 million couples in the U.S. that need advanced fertility treatment, but aren't able to afford it. The donated treatment is valued at $10,000.

The contest was open to anyone who needed IVF treatment in order to conceive and required entrants to tell their story detailing why they deserved to win the treatment. Almost 100 couples submitted entries, which were reviewed by a panel of clinical and administrative staff at Sher Fertility Institute. The panel selected 10 finalists, whose stories were then posted on the company's Facebook Page and website, where visitors could vote for their choice.

Sher Fertility Institute had originally planned to donate IVF treatment to just one couple, but decided to open the donation up to three couples instead.

"The stories that came in were heart-wrenching and inspiring," said Sher Fertility Institute Lehigh Valley Medical Director Dr. Albert Peters. "Every one of these couples was deserving of the donated treatment, so in the end, we felt that offering it to three couples was the right thing to do."

Joel and Mary have been struggling to have a baby for several years and have undergone several unsuccessful treatments, but weren't able to find the financial resources for In Vitro Fertilization, which their doctor told them was their best option for conceiving. IVF treatment typically costs $10,000-$15,000.

"We are so grateful for this opportunity and will always remember this day," said Mary. "We have been through a heartbreaking 3 years of trying to conceive, paid thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant, and now we finally feel like there is hope."

Their story, along with those of the other finalists are posted on the Sher Fertility Institute website: www.haveababy.com/news-menu/269 . Mary has also been an active voice in the infertility community and chronicles her journey on her blog. She recently created a video, Mary's Journey: http://animoto.com/play/kYpCrQf29N4TS0SpHiF5wA .

During the last three decades, Sher Fertility Institutes and their doctors have donated hundreds of free fertility treatments to patients and couples from all over the country.

About Sher Fertility Institute:

Sher Fertility Institute is a national network of fertility clinics specializing in cutting-edge technology, personalized treatment and compassionate care. SIRM Founder Dr. Geoffrey Sher established the first private In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program in the United States. Dr. Sher and his colleagues have been influential in the development of dozens of important breakthroughs in the field of reproductive care.

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Fertility and IVF, General Editorial

Hudson Valley Couple Receives Early Christmas Present: Free IVF Treatment

Author: Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Dateline: Beacon, New York (BEACON, N.Y.)  | Wed, 21 Dec 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Sher Fertility Institute announced today that Victoria Lyons and Walter Henkel would be receiving free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments as the winners of a contest that the company offered this month. The donation is part of Sher Fertility Institute's 'Giving Back' initiative, intended to help some of the estimated one million couples in the U.S. that need advanced fertility treatment, but aren't able to afford it.”



A R T I C L E:

Sher Fertility Institute announced today that Victoria Lyons and Walter Henkel would be receiving free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments as the winners of a contest that the company offered this month. The donation is part of Sher Fertility Institute's "Giving Back" initiative, intended to help some of the estimated one million couples in the U.S. that need advanced fertility treatment, but aren't able to afford it. The donated treatment is valued at $10,000.

The contest was open to anyone who needed IVF treatment in order to conceive and required entrants to tell their story, detailing why they felt they should win the treatment. Almost 100 couples submitted entries, which were reviewed by a panel of clinical and administrative staff at Sher Fertility Institute. The panel selected 10 finalists, whose stories were then posted on the company's Facebook Page and website, where visitors voted for their choice.

Sher Fertility Institute had originally planned to donate IVF treatment to just one couple, but decided to open the donation up to three couples instead.

"The stories that came in were absolutely heartbreaking," said Dr. Nicole Browne of Sher Fertility Institute. "Every one of these couples was deserving of the donated treatment, so we couldn't be happier for Victoria and Walter."

The couple have been struggling to have a baby for more than 5 years and have undergone numerous unsuccessful treatments, including several rounds of In Vitro Fertilization, which typically costs $10,000-$15,000. They had tapped out all of their financial resources and were unable to proceed with any further treatment. "Two weeks ago we felt all hope was lost of ever meeting the child we have dreamed of for so long," said Victoria. "Now, thanks to Sher Fertility Institute, along with family, friends and many people we have never even met, that dream is more alive than ever. This is truly a Christmas Miracle!"

Their story, along with those of the other finalists are posted on the Sher Fertility Institute website at http://www.haveababy.com/news-menu/269 .

During the last three decades, Dr. Sher and Sher Fertility Institute have donated hundreds of free fertility treatments to patients and couples from all over the country.

About Sher Fertility Institute:

Sher Fertility Institute is a national network of fertility clinics specializing in cutting-edge technology, personalized treatment and compassionate care. SIRM Founder Dr. Geoffrey Sher established the first private In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program in the United States. Dr. Sher and his colleagues have been influential in the development of dozens of important breakthroughs in the field of reproductive care.

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Fertility and IVF, Medical

California IVF Updates Name to Reflect Consolidation of Sacramento Area Fertility Centers

Author: California IVF Fertility Center
Dateline: Davis, California (DAVIS, Calif.)  | Thu, 04 Aug 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. announces a name change for their Sacramento area fertility centers. The infertility treatment center will now operate under the name California IVF Fertility Center and the shorter version California IVF. The name change was made to reflect the operation of clinics at various locations throughout the Sacramento area.”



A R T I C L E:

California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. announces a name change for their Sacramento area fertility centers. The infertility treatment center will now operate under the name California IVF Fertility Center and the shorter version California IVF. The name change was made to reflect the operation of clinics at various locations throughout the Sacramento area. The fertility center will also operate with names assigned to each of the local clinics offering services to infertility patients of the Sacramento metropolitan area. These names include Davis Fertility Center, Roseville Fertility Center and Sacramento Fertility Center, Inc.

California IVF Fertility Center recently acquired the Sher Institutes of Reproductive Medicine Sacramento and has assumed care for the patients of that center. Additionally, California IVF Fertility Center has completed a collaborative agreement with the UC Davis Obstetrics and Gynecology department to provide all infertility treatment services formerly offered by the UC Davis Fertility Program. Additional announcements about the future plans for the consolidated program are coming soon.

Dr. Ernest Zeringue, Medical Director of California IVF Fertility Center states, "This is a big undertaking which will significantly alter the delivery of fertility treatment services in the Northern California area. We hope to leverage our reputation of outstanding patient care and new Sacramento location with the scientific resources of UC Davis."

About California IVF Fertility Center:

California IVF Fertility Center was founded in 2004 by Dr. Ernest Zeringue. Since that time, the clinic has continued to grow by focusing on providing advanced reproductive technology in a family-like atmosphere. California IVF Fertility Center has expanded with clinics in Davis, Sacramento, and Roseville. California IVF is the local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility centers.

The California Conceptions Donated Embryo program (californiaconceptions.com) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to IVF patients from around the world. The staff includes a team of 5 board certified fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS). Centrally located between the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Napa Valley and The Pacific, fertility center patients from across the US and around the world have access to many Northern California travel destinations while undergoing infertility treatment.

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit www.californiaivf.com .

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Fertility and IVF, Women's Interests

Fertility Specialists of Texas Offers Comprehensive Care Addressing Oocyte Cryopreservation

Author: Fertility Specialists of Texas
Dateline: Dallas, Texas (DALLAS, Texas)  | Mon, 23 May 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Women delaying childbearing or requiring fertility preservation prior to undergoing treatment now have an option with the launch of oocyte cryopreservation at Fertility Specialists of Texas. Now there is an option - egg freezing - that enables women to have eggs (also known as oocytes) aspirated before undergoing cancer treatment, and frozen for later use.”



A R T I C L E:

Women delaying childbearing or requiring fertility preservation prior to undergoing treatment now have an option with the launch of oocyte cryopreservation at Fertility Specialists of Texas. Now there is an option - egg freezing - that enables women to have eggs (also known as oocytes) aspirated before undergoing cancer treatment, and frozen for later use. The center recently received approval for egg freezing from Western Institutional Review Board, which provides reviews for more than 100 academic centers and hospitals, as well as for individual researchers.

Human egg freezing or oocyte cryopreservation is a novel technique intended to preserve a woman's eggs for later use in life. Eggs are extracted from the ovary, frozen and stored at very low temperatures in a state of suspended animation until the woman is ready to become pregnant.

While men have always had the option of freezing sperm, this has not held true for freezing eggs. Dr. Goldstein of Fertility Specialists of Texas notes, "Egg freezing can expand a woman's option of preserving her eggs while they are young." Often times, women are not aware of the effect of age on fertility and this technology allows one to suspend the biologic clock by freezing a woman's own eggs during their peak reproductive years and thawing them in the future as needed.

"We have developed a comprehensive team approach using cutting edge technology at our center," added Dr. Goldstein. Our staff is very dedicated and invested in patient care and I look forward to helping couples in North Texas make their dreams come true."

About Fertility Specialists of Texas:

Fertility Specialists of Texas provides advanced fertility services to the greater North Texas area, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, embryo donation and other advanced treatments for both male and female infertility. Dr. Goldstein and staff include a team with an experienced embryologist skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

For more information please visit www.fertilitytexas.com or call 214-618-2044.

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Fertility and IVF, Medical

Sher Fertility Institute Donating Free IVF Treatments – Donations Coincide with Infertility Awareness Week and Mother’s Day

Author: Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS VEGAS, Nev.)  | Fri, 15 Apr 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Sher Fertility Institute announced that it is donating free In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 1 and 2, dates that fall between the conclusion of Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30th) and Mother's Day on May 8.”



A R T I C L E:

Sher Fertility Institute announced that it is donating free In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 1 and 2, dates that fall between the conclusion of Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30th) and Mother's Day on May 8.

The donated treatment cycles are part of the Sher Institute "Giving Back" Program. The Giving Back Program includes these initiatives and many more:

* Donation of two IVF cycles at upcoming Las Vegas seminars (valued at $10,000 each)
* Donation of 16 free IVF cycles to couples over the past 2 years in Dallas, St. Louis, New Jersey, Peoria and Las Vegas
* Offering free egg freezing for cancer patients to help them preserve their fertility
* Hosting free, infertility seminars at SIRM locations throughout the country.

The seminars will feature doctors from the Sher Institute's Las Vegas Fertility Clinic presenting information on infertility treatment and diagnosis, followed by a question/answer session where attendees can ask the doctors their fertility questions.

"Our belief is that the more infertility information a patient can gather, the more empowered she will be, and the more likely she is to have a positive fertility treatment experience," noted Geoffrey Sher, M.D., founder and Executive Medical Director for Sher Fertility Institute. "These seminars are an opportunity for people to access information at no cost, with no obligation."

The economic downturn is still having a detrimental effect on the majority of Las Vegas residents, with unemployment rates among the highest in the nation, and a lack of financing for IVF treatment in Las Vegas. Against this backdrop, the free IVF donations can offer several deserving couples an opportunity to start a family - a chance they would not have had access to otherwise.

"We live and work here and we see first hand how many patients need treatment but can't afford it, especially now," said Sher Fertility Las Vegas' Medical Director Jeffrey Fisch, M.D. "We want to offer our resources and expertise to help our community."

Helping patients gain access to treatment has long been a driving philosophy of the Sher Institute. During the last three decades, Dr. Sher and the Sher Institute have donated hundreds of free treatments to patients and couples from all over the country.

About the Sher Fertility Institute:

The Sher Fertility Institutes comprise a national network of fertility clinics specializing in cutting-edge technology, personalized treatment and compassionate care. Founder Dr. Geoffrey Sher established the first private In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program in the United States. Dr. Sher and his colleagues have been influential in the development of dozens of important breakthroughs in the field of reproductive care.

Further information about the Sher Fertility Institutes can be found on the SIRM website at www.haveababy.com .

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Business, Fertility and IVF, Medical

Infertility Treatment Specialists California IVF Pass Institute of Medical Quality Inspection

Author: California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc.
Dateline: Davis, California (DAVIS, Calif.)

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “The Northern California infertility treatment specialists at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. have been awarded a 3 year accreditation by the Institute of Medical Quality. IMQ, a San Francisco based non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care.”



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The Northern California infertility treatment specialists at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. (www.californiaivf.com) have been awarded a 3 year accreditation by the Institute of Medical Quality (www.imq.org). IMQ, a San Francisco based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of patient care, recently completed a thorough on-site inspection of the local Sacramento area fertility clinic.

During the review, the quality of infertility treatment options provided by its local fertility doctors was reviewed and its facility including the in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory was inspected as part of the fertility center's commitment to providing a high-level of patient satisfaction to couples struggling to get pregnant and trying to conceive.

California IVF infertility specialist Dr. Ernest Zeringue says, "I am proud of our IMQ accreditation and hope the quality of care for our patient family continues to improve with each successful pregnancy that is the result of infertility treatments performed at our local fertility clinic."

About California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc.:

California IVF provides advanced fertility services to the greater Northern California area, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, embryo donation and other advanced treatments for both male and female infertility. It has been an area leader in advanced chromosome and genetic testing of embryos since 2005. The staff includes a team of experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS). For more information, please visit www.californiaivf.com .

About the Institute for Medical Quality:

The Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care provided to patients across the continuum of health care. IMQ offers a wide range of educational, accreditation, consultation, and certification programs. For more information, please visit www.imq.org .

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Story Title: Infertility Treatment Specialists California IVF Pass Institute of Medical Quality Inspection
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Fertility and IVF, Medical

Failed IVF Fertility Patients Considering an Egg Donor or Adoption Now Have a New and Affordable Pregnancy Alternative

Author: California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc.
Dateline: Davis, California (DAVIS, Calif.)  | Tue, 05 Oct 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. is proud to announce the California Conceptions Donated Embryo program, a new and innovative anonymous embryo donation program that will help struggling IVF patients get pregnant quickly.”



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California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. is proud to announce the California Conceptions Donated Embryo program, a new and innovative anonymous embryo donation program that will help struggling IVF patients get pregnant quickly (californiaconceptions.com).

When compared with current embryo donation and adoption programs, California Conceptions is unique because most intended parents will not have to wait for years to get pregnant. Most failed IVF patients who join this program will be matched with anonymously donated embryos within 6 months of submitting a recipient profile and qualify for a refund if they do not achieve a successful clinical pregnancy.

California IVF Director Dr. Ernest Zeringue says, "The California Conceptions donated embryo program is a great alternative to egg donation and adoption. Most infertility patients are not able to get pregnant because of egg and sperm quality issues. But these genetic factors have nothing do with a women's ability to carry a successful pregnancy. For patients who believe that genetics do not necessarily make us parents, anonymously donated embryos offer failed IVF patients an additional chance to experience pregnancy and the birth of a child."

About California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc.:

California IVF is a local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility center.

The California Conceptions Donated Embryo program (californiaconceptions.com) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to failed IVF patients from around the world. The staff includes a team of Sacramento fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

Centrally located between the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Napa Valley and The Pacific, fertility center patients from other states and countries have access to many Northern California travel destinations.

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit www.californiaivf.com .

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