Severe male factor infertility, once a barrier to parenthood, has virtually ceased to exist due to breakthroughs in the field of fertility medicine. One of those is ICSI, a procedure done during the in vitro process by our embryologist. The other, […]
Question: This question is actually about my mother and not me. My mom is 48 years old. She has 2 grown up children but she wants to have another child. She knows that her chances of getting pregnant naturally are […]
We know that the holidays can be stressful, surrounded with so many expectations. There is pressure from family, friends and yourself to celebrate and to enjoy when unfortunately, for the person experiencing infertility, it can be very difficult to do so. […]
What Is A Frozen Embryo Cycle “FET” And Why Should I Consider It?
At Monterey Bay IVF, we routinely have patients who undergo a Frozen Embryo Cycle or FET. How this happens and why: For example, while undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), a predetermined number of quality embryos are normally transferred directly to […]
Egg Maturity and HCG Trigger: Why Do I Have Immature Eggs?
QUESTION: I’m 39 years old and have done 3 IVFs. During the first two IVFs, half of my eggs were immature. I had 25 retrieved (age 37) the first time, and 16 retrieved (age 38) the next time with 50 […]
Question: Hi Dr. Ramirez, My husband and I are currently having Ovulation Induction (OI) because I have secondary amenorrhea and don’t ovulate by myself. We’ve just been through our third cycle, which (like the other two) resulted in ovulation but […]
Dr. Ramirez’ Medical Mission In The Dominican Republic
Dr. Ramirez is currently serving with his Army Reserve unit, 352nd Combat Support Hospital, in the Dominican Republic as Chief Medical Officer. As a Lt. Colonel in the reserve medical corps, he is an integral part of the U.S. Southern Command […]
Hi Doctor, I recently visited a reproductive endocrinologist because I was having issues with my period (heavy clotty periods). They did an sonohysterogram and found a 2 cm uterine polyp. I am due to have that removed in May. However, […]
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 […]
#IVF4VETS Monterey Bay IVF is proud to offer assistance for qualifying Veterans
“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 […]