SCRC (Southern California Reproductive Center) has been pioneering fertility medicine technology and treatments. Their facilities provide the patients with the most state-of-the-art technologies in the reproductive field.
IVF surrogacy, also known as gestational surrogacy, is an important topic that we think deserves a lot more openness and discussion. We’ve been privileged to witness firsthand how lives can be changed and hearts can be filled by the courage of intended parents and the generosity of a gestational surrogate/gestational carrier. Through this incredible process, patients who have often suffered years of disappointment and heartbreak can finally have the change to bring home the baby they have always wanted. We’ve also been able to help members of the LGBTQ community start a family through this process. There are many reasons why you might decide that surrogacy is right for you and your family, and all of them are equally valid.
Fertility medicine is a dynamic, living field of science. While clinical studies and testing can be a slow process, research is ongoing and new developments are being announced all the time. Many of these new discoveries may seem tiny, but all of these individual contributions from researchers add up to a formidable body of knowledge which is used to develop new treatments, technologies, and approaches to infertility. Any new piece of information can be the puzzle piece which leads to an important breakthrough.
All of us here at SCRC make it part of our mission to stay up to date with the latest news and cutting-edge research in our field, and we love passing on what we learn to our patients. Today, we’d like to share just a few on the most interesting fertility trends and advancements we’ve seen in the last year.
Education and community outreach have always been central to our mission here at SCRC. It’s why we publish this blog, and it’s the reason we host live fertility information events all year round. We want people to know their fertility options so that they are empowered to make the right decisions for themselves, their families, and their lives.
Infertility specialists and researchers are constantly looking for new ways to help patients realize their dream of a successful pregnancy. This drive for improvement has led to many new developments in the science of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and in the tools available to fertility clinics. Every now and then there is a breakthrough which offers new hope. The EmbryoScope is a perfect example.
The rise of personal, wearable tech (and the apps which come along with them) has been stratospheric, and it’s not showing signs of stopping any time soon. While almost everyone is aware of fitness trackers, heart rate monitors, and step counters, there’s a new wave of extremely personal tech that’s getting a lot of attention right now: fertility trackers. What are they, how do they work, and what can they do for you? Are they a valuable aid for women who want to get pregnant, or just a trendy gimmick?
The stress of the holidays can get to anyone, at any time. Shopping, cooking, crowds, entertaining, travel, family dynamics, the end-of-year push at work: it all adds up. If you’re dealing with infertility, however, things can get even more complicated. Emotions are running high, and triggers are everywhere. Sometimes, everything seems to be aimed at reminding you that you’ve just spent another year struggling to get pregnant without success. Getting through the holidays with your sanity intact is possible. It just takes a little planning and a lot of self-compassion. Boundaries are especially crucial at this time of year. Here are five ways to take very good care of yourself over the holiday season.
Here at SCRC, we’re always looking for chances to help more patients from California and from around the world. To that end, over the last few years we have been fortunate enough to open several new locations around Los Angeles County. Well, we have just added one more!