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A must-attend event for any gay man who wants to become a father. We will discuss the obstacles and unlock the path to parenthood.




One of the most exciting steps in an IVF journey is learning that you have viable embryos for a potential transfer to a surrogate or the intended mother for a pregnancy. You’ve made it this far, chosen your donor, performed a successful cycle and you’re now ready to see what you’re working with. On day one after about twenty four hours, intended parents will learn how many embryos have... Read more
Countless people have come to Pacific Fertility Center for procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), a popular and effective fertility treatment. The patients we’ve seen throughout the greater Los Angeles, CA area tend to experience issues with male and female infertility, which are resolved through our expertise and care. Knowing some facts, figures, and numbers can reveal the... Read more
Egg Donor Selection for Gay Parents Gay men have a special set of circumstances when preparing to have a child through IVF. If both men would like to have a biological child, there are a few things to carefully analyze when it comes to select an egg donor. Many couples going through IVF don’t incur this extra set of challenges because they only need an egg retrieval to yield enough eggs to... Read more
Gestational Surrogacy For Your IVF Journey As you begin the process of building a family through IVF, the chances are high that you will require a gestational surrogate. The technical term is a “gestational carrier”: Also known as a gestational surrogate. This is the woman who carries a pregnancy and gives birth to a child for another woman or couple. For a woman to serve as a gestational... Read more

Preparing for IVF

10 Aug 2018

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an effective fertility treatment that can help qualified patients improve their chances of having a baby. At Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles, we assist patients during each phase of IVF treatment so they know what to expect. Although the IVF cycle begins on day one of the menstrual cycle, there are things that patients must do to prepare for treatment. In... Read more

Tips for Tracking Ovulation

02 Aug 2018

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Women who are undergoing fertility treatment can significantly increase their chances for pregnancy by tracking their ovulation. There are actually several signs that indicate ovulation and knowing what to look for can help you identify and maximize your fertility window. Here, our team at Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles, CA offers five tips for tracking ovulation so you can improve your... Read more
Gay Dad Decisions: Things to Consider When Starting Your IVF Journey There are many things to consider when starting the process of IVF as two men, or two women. There are many factors to weigh and assess when trying to set yourself up for the ultimate success. Things like the financial investment, embryo selection, and the number of children desired should all be considered.  When two men... Read more
The IVF Guide for A Gay Family: A family, is a family, is a family. However, when you’re two dads trying to conceive, there are some additional protocols and steps you can take to ensure a smooth and seamless journey. There are also a few things to consider when starting your journey that can help you manage expectations while ultimately fulfilling your dreams of having a child. A gay... Read more
Blood work is essential for preparing a patient for IVF, increase the chances of successful fertilization, and confirming pregnancy after embryo transfer has been performed. Without blood work, the chances of success are lower, and fertility specialists are unable to use the latest techniques to truly aid patients in their journey to having a child. Since there are a lot of misconceptions about... Read more
Bringing a child into the world is a beautiful venture that couples all over the world have done since the beginning of time. The joy a newborn brings to a family is indescribable. However, not all couples are afforded the luxury of being able to conceive easily or naturally. Trying to get pregnant can be a discouraging challenge when suffering from infertility issues. There are many... Read more