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January 5, 2010

CFMC Launches New Newsletter: Coastal Fertility Gazette

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8 Fertility Facts Every Woman Should Know

Because nearly one in six couples experience problems conceiving within a year of trying, more attention is being paid to fertility issues. Some experts are even calling this a modern "infertility epidemic." By understanding the potential causes of infertility and the available solutions, more couples can take control of their conception plans.

Dr. Lawrence B. ("The Werl") Werlin is a nationally noted specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Werlin is also the principal investigator for a number of studies that are paving the way for advances in reproductive medicine. Here he offers eight tips for good health and better odds of conception:

1. The Count Counts
We tend to associate fertility issues with female reproductive problems, but both partners should be checked out for potential problems, including a low or otherwise abnormal sperm count.

2. Double-Check the Plumbing
The smallest of blockages of the tubes that deliver either sperm or eggs can lead to major infertility problems. A thorough examination of these tubes may uncover a simple solution to fertility problems.

3. Prescriptions Aren't Always Your Friend
Certain medications have been linked to infertility. Couples looking to conceive may want to reevaluate their use of these medications and possibly decrease the number of medications they take.

4. Your Chances Don't Improve With Age
Much has been said about older women conceiving. In fact, Hollywood is fraught with examples of women giving birth well into their 40s. But the fact remains that as women age, their chances of conceiving a healthy child decrease dramatically.

5. Know Your Cycle
Your ovulation cycle, that is. If you are having trouble tracking your own ovulation cycle, speak with your doctor. Regular ovulation cycles can help increase a couple's chances of conception. Those with irregular ovulation cycles can sometimes be helped by prescription medications.

6. Find Ways to De-Stress
Don't underestimate the impact of everyday stress--from work, finances and more--on your ability to conceive. Sometimes a relaxing vacation is all a woman needs to elevate her energy and mood, and conceive.

7. Learn More about Your Family History
Your doctor needs to know if you have a family history of diseases (like hypothyroidism, for example). These conditions can affect hormone levels in your body, making it difficult to conceive.

8. Your Doctor is a Huge Resource
Sometimes more than one factor is at play when couples have trouble getting pregnant, but the good news is this: there are a myriad of tests that fertility specialists can do to help couples identify and isolate their fertility problems. Even better news? Four out of five couples experiencing fertility problems ultimately have their fertility problems diagnosed.

Coastal Fertility wishes you and your family the very best in 2010!

January 21, 2010

CFMC Featured in Orange Coast Magazine

View the full article from Orange Coast Magazine here.

It is the mission of Coastal Fertility Medical Center (CFC) to provide the highest quality reproductive services available, with maximum attention paid to compassionate patient care. Coastal Fertility Medical Center has been Orange County's leading provider of Reproductive care to Infertility patients in Orange County since 1982. CFC and its dedicated staff are widely recognized for their compassion, as well as their special attention to the individual needs of their patients.

CFMC is one of the first to host in-house seminars for the general public. Every month, the physicians and staff at CFC gather to welcome prospective patients seeking information on the fertility options available to them.

Dr. Lawrence B. Werlin is a nationally noted specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and has been in practice for 27years. Dr. Werlin pioneered the use of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in Southern California, and is considered a nationally noted expert in its application. He is the founder and Medical Director of Coastal Fertility Medical Center and was also Founder & Director of the Hoag Memorial Hospital Fertility Services. He serves as an Associate Professor in the Division of REI at UCI. Dr. Werlin has been listed in the Best Doctor's in America (1996-2009), Orange Coast magazine's Orange County's Top Doctors (1996-2009), Los Angeles Magazine Southern California Super Doctor for his specialty (REI), and chosen as one of America's Top Obstetricians & Gynecologists in 2009.

January 14, 2010

Free Fertility Seminar! (2/10/10)

Fertility 101-1001

New Patient Orientation Program
(Seminar is free and open to the general public)

RSVP is necessary to ensure space

Information to be covered:

- Infertility 101 - the basics of the High-Tech
- Real Facts - Real Answers - Real Choices
- Insurance & Billing Procedures
- Clinical Procedures
- Laboratory Procedures
- Our Patient Advocate Program
- Meet the fertility team who will Care for you
- What to expect of us, What we expect of you

»Seminar RSVP Form
»View the Seminar Flyer

Seminar time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Recovery room of Irvine Multi-Specialty Surgical Center

If you have any questions, please contact
Peggy Unger at (949) 726-0620.

About January 2010

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