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Advances in assisted reproduction technology have allowed the team at Pacific Fertility Center to help LGBTQ couples experience the joys of pregnancy, childbirth, and building a family. Our doctors have helped countless gay couples in the Los Angeles, CA area thanks to variations on in vitro fertilization (IVF). For lesbian couples, we often recommend reciprocal IVF to allow each mother to be... Read more

IVF Costs – What to Consider

10 Jun 2019

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, in vitro fertilization, or IVF, may improve your chances of success. This treatment option has high success rates for qualified candidates. Unfortunately, some patients find the cost of IVF to be prohibitive. At Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles, CA, we want our patients to understand that there are affordable, and higher cost, IVF options at... Read more
Thanks to modern screening and testing of embryos during in vitro fertilization (IVF), a fertility doctor can determine gender of a child before the implantation process. This is not the stuff of science fiction, but part of the new reality of modern assisted reproduction. Pacific Fertility Center is glad to offer gender selection during IVF with the assistance of a fertility doctor, allowing... Read more
When is IVF Most Effective? Couples facing issues with fertility usually choose between three major treatments: the cost-effective, non-invasive IUI; the meticulous, expensive ICSI and the most “traditional” of the three – the IVF. IVF stands for in vitro fertilization and involves fertilizing the egg outside of the body, later transferring the embryo into the uterus to continue with... Read more

Day 3 vs. Day 5 Embryo Transfer

10 Apr 2019

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is one of the most comprehensive fertility treatments. This multi-stage procedure assists throughout every stage of conception to maximize the chance of a successful pregnancy. To start, the doctors at Pacific Fertility Center stimulate the patient’s ovaries to produce multiple mature follicles. The eggs will then be collected and fertilized in our... Read more

IVF and the Risk of OHSS

13 Mar 2019

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Countless people in the Los Angeles, CA have come to Pacific Fertility Center for in vitro fertilization (IVF), an effective treatment for male and female infertility. Thanks to our advance care techniques and patient-focused procedures, we have helped numerous patients start healthy, happy families. While generally safe, there are some risks for people undergoing IVF. Ovarian hyperstimulation... Read more
Understanding your period and its different phases can be extremely helpful for understanding changes in your general health and reproductive health. In fact, many fertility specialists will ask patients to do this to help diagnose a problem and determine the right infertility treatments for women having trouble getting pregnant. The Los Angeles, CA team at Pacific Fertility Center would like to... Read more

History of IVF

16 Jan 2019

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Fertility treatments have made families a reality for couples and individuals struggling with infertility. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 231,936 fertility treatment cycles in America in 2015. Of that number, 99 percent of fertility treatments involved in vitro fertilization (IVF). Pacific Fertility Center is proud to have helped so many people in the greater Los... Read more

Treatment for Recurrent Miscarriage

14 Dec 2018

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Pregnancy loss can be a tragic, traumatic experience. When women experience more than one miscarriage, it’s extremely important that they seek professional medical insight and state-of-the-art fertility treatment if they are determined to become pregnant. A woman may be suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss, which means they have a high risk of losing another pregnancy if they try to conceive... Read more
There are numerous fertility treatments that can help patients overcome the common sources of infertility, but few offer the success rates of in vitro fertilization, or IVF. IVF assists with many of the stages of conception to truly maximize a patient’s chance of becoming pregnant. After ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, and fertilization, the final stage of IVF treatment is embryo transfer.... Read more