Couples struggling with the heartbreak of infertility often turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF) to achieve their goal of having a family. Unfortunately, traditional IVF with its high dose of medication can lead to side effects including ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. In addition, the high cost of the fertility drugs may put IVF out of reach for many desperate couples. Thankfully, there is a safer, more cost effective option available.
Life IVF Center (LIC) in Irvine is a unique fertility center specializing in natural cycle IVF. This highly effective method uses a woman’s naturally selected egg, fertilized and transferred without the use of fertility medications.
“Less medication produces better quality embryos,” says the Center’s medical director, Frank Yelian, M.D., Ph.D., who has over 25 years’ experience in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine. “Traditional IVF has probably 20 times more medication. This is truly unnecessary and can significantly increase the cost.” The April 2016 issue of Forbes Magazine ranked LIC seventh among the nation’s top 50 IVF centers and first in the state of California. Since its opening in 2010, the Center has become one of the most preferred IVF facilities in the country. Patients travel in from all over the world to benefit from the Center’s more natural approach.
“A key component of our success here is our personalized IVF program,” says Dr. Yelian, a respected fertility expert who has received many awards including the Orange County Medical Association’s Physician of Excellence Award. “We consider the individual’s circumstances, her medical condition and her goal for the IVF treatment, and we design a plan for the individual.” Among Life IVF Center’s many success stories are two 45 year-old women who had been trying to conceive for several years. They finished 3 natural cycle IVFs without a single injection. One patient produced two blastocysts leading to two high-grade embryos. One embryo passed the Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and one was transferred, resulting in a successful pregnancy. The second woman produced one blastocyst, which also passed the PGS screening, and later gave birth to a healthy baby.
In another case, a 38 year-old woman had tried to conceive for several years. Using natural cycle IVF, she developed two follicles: one was 16 mm and the other, 8.5 mm. The LIC team successfully retrieved two eggs. One matured egg was fertilized and transferred, resulting in a healthy baby boy. The second egg from the smaller follicle was matured in the lab, fertilized and transferred a few years later. One natural cycle IVF egg retrieval resulted in two healthy babies.
Life IVF Center’s prestigious staff also includes Dr. N. Edward Dourron, a prominent reproductive surgeon who specializes in robotic myomectomy, tubal reversal, and Essure removal, and Dr. Lee C. Kao and Dr. Tsun-Chieh Jackson Wu, both well respected in the field of endocrinology and fertility patient management. LIC offers a free monthly seminar to teach patients about human reproduction and in-vitro fertilization. Those attending the seminar have a chance to win a free natural cycle IVF treatment. For more information, visit LIC’s website at LifeIVFCenter.com.
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