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Infertility and Surrogacy

Why I Chose RSMC

Y.L., San Diego

Because I am Chinese and grew up in a medical family, I have used many Chinese therapies to try to overcome infertility issues. However, after 6 years of trying and numerous Chinese doctors (Acupuncture, herbs, etc.), there was still no success in sight. We went to another IVF clinic and did not get […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Success Stories|20 Comments

FREE Monthly Physician-Led Informational Fertility Seminar August 11, 2015

FREE Monthly Physician-Led Informational Fertility Seminar
Earn $2,000 RSMC Credit
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 6–7:30pm

Please Join Our Medical Director, Dr. Samuel Wood, on
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
For attending the seminar you will receive

Free initial consultation with our doctors for all seminar attendees
$350 cycle credit for every attendee of the seminar
$2,000 cycle credit for 1 out of every 10 […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|36 Comments

The Five Stages of Discovering Infertility and the IVF Option

Stage 1 – You take it easy, off the birth control methods and start to have free sex – You feel good.  The mentality is “it happens when it happens.”

Stage 2 – Carefree sex is not working quickly enough, so you start timing the love making corresponding with ovulation.   And after sex, you might pull […]

By |June 12th, 2015|Infertility|14 Comments

The General Experience of Infertility Patients Who Need IVF

Most infertility couples are frustrated and confused and devastated even before they consider IVF option.  After finally everything is right, they could not conquer something which is just natural and the basic human right – Have a baby that they desire!

Fact – Women decide to have babies later and later.  They put the matter on […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Infertility, IVF|71 Comments

How is the surrogate screening performed?

If done correctly, the  Surrogate/Donor Screening and Selection process is extensive and divided into below steps.  

Clinical Team

Before you are even presented with a surrogate, our licensed clinical Psychologist controls the two day Psychological intake screening process ensuring your surrogate is psychologically capable and prepared to be a surrogate.  At a 4 % pass rate, (due […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Surrogacy|32 Comments

How do you detect the right clinic and the right IVF lab?

Many of you might not know the importance of the lab, but in IVF cases, the lab might at least play 40-60% of the success here!  So, if you are considering IVF, it is important to understand the lab you choose is well qualified!  Be sure they have a full-time, dedicated lab director and the […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|IVF|32 Comments

Surrogacy: Not All States Are Created Equal

When it comes to surrogacy in the United States, not all states are open to the process and the laws can vary greatly.  Where you choose your surrogate services can have a big impact on parental rights, costs and ease of process, so it is important to know the different state laws before starting the […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Surrogacy|25 Comments

Gender Selection via Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing

Advancements in infertility technology now allows intended parents to safely select the sex of their unborn child.  While the majority of anticipating parents would be happy with either a boy or girl, in some instances an individual or  couple may want to predetermine the gender.

Sex selection is an option for those who want to avoid passing sex-linked […]

By |May 11th, 2015|PGS & PGD|221 Comments

What You Need to Know About Caffeine and Pregnancy

Ingesting one cup of coffee each day – and two cups of tea daily – while pregnant is associated with reduced fetal growth according to a well-designed study from the leading British Medical Journal (BMJ).  The study followed 2,635 women through their pregnancy, asking them intermittently about their caffeine ingestion, and then testing caffeine levels in their […]

By |May 9th, 2015|Pregnancy Health|42 Comments

Egg Freezing: Who’s Doing It & Why?

A recent Wall Street Journal article says that 20% of U.S. women are waiting until after age 35 to start their families. This represents a huge increase in just the last 10 years.  The reasons women are choosing to wait include:

focusing on career and professional advancements
waiting for the right partner
pursuing advanced degrees
desire for more financial stability before starting a […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Egg Freezing|539 Comments