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How to survive the holidays when you have infertility….

An excellent article, “Coping with the Holidays…again.” was published by Resolve back in 2009. Written by Linda Cimarusti, it still rings true… Coping with the Holidays — Again By Linda J. Cimarusti, PhD Published in Resolve, for the journey and […]
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Posted on Sunday, December 27th, 2015
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#IVF4VETS Monterey Bay IVF is proud to offer assistance for qualifying Veterans

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“The men and women in our armed forces go where our nation’s leaders direct them, serve in difficult and often dangerous conditions and do so with admirable dedication and professionalism. As a nation, we owe them our freedom. When they […]
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Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015
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Is There Any Way To Improve Egg Quality?

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Hello Dr Ramirez. I am writing to you from Nebraska.  I have had 2 fresh IVF cycles and 2 FET cycles.  Only one pregnancy  – from the first IVF 5 years ago.  We have been trying to have a baby […]
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Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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“How In Vitro Fertilization Works”

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples worldwide. But in the last 40 years, more than 5 million babies have been born using in vitro fertilization (IVF). How does it work? Nassim Assefi and Brian A. Levine detail the science behind […]
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Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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NIAW-National Infertility Awareness Week

Every year Resolve, the national infertility association, sponsors a week of advocacy called NIAW across the nation. There are many ways that one can participate, from the “Walk for Hope” to actually lobbying in Washington D.C. for legislation that would aid […]
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Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Secondary Infertility…what test should I have done?

Hi Dr. Ramirez! I have a beautiful two year old daughter, but I can’t seem to carry another baby. I had a chemical pregnancy earlier this year followed by a blighted ovum. Since then, I have had a recurrent loss […]
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Submucous Fibroids: Do I Need A Hysterectomy?

Question: Hello Dr. Ramirez, I’m writing from Mexico. I’m 33 years old, never been pregnant and have just been diagnosed with fibroids. This year I’ve had heavy abnormal bleeding with large clots. First doctor i saw prescribed only birth control […]
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Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Failed IVF: Empty Follicle…Should I Try Again?

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QUESTION: Hi Dr. Ramirez,  I had an failed IVF attempt last week. It was my first attempt. I am 41 yoa. My estrodial was 1950 and I had 5 follicles (14, 16, 20, 20, and 25). No eggs retrieved. My […]
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Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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OPK–How do I read my ovulation predictor kit after my miscarriage?

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Hi Dr. Ramirez, Thank you very much for your time, I greatly appreciate it. My question is this: I am 30 with 1 child, my husband is 43. I unfortunately had a missed abortion discovered at about 8 weeks and […]
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Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Post-Lupron & Trying To Conceive

Hello, I am 24 years old and my husband and I are trying to conceive.   I was diagnosed with endometriosis after a lap on Dec 15, 2007. I have been on two separate treatment cycles of Lupron Depo. The first […]
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Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2014
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