Thursday, July 29, 2010

On-site Acupuncture, Stress, Fertility and IVF Embryo Transfer

California IVF: Davis Fertility Center now provides expanded on-site access to acupuncture services from the Acupuncture Fertility Specialists, based in Sacramento and Roseville.
Safe and convenient, Dr. David Cherry, O.M.D., L.Ac. and Jennifer Horton, L.Ac., MSTCM coordinate their appointments to provide the maximum benefit to patients undergoing IVF or other fertility treatments.
Regular appointments at the Acupuncture Fertility Specialists office help relieve the stress of taking fertility medications and procedures like egg retrieval and build up to on-site sessions before and after embryo transfer.
By having acupuncture available on-site during embryo transfer days, California IVF hopes to save patients the hassle of driving to additional appointments, reduce overall stress, and possibly improve the chances of implantation and pregnancy.
While the scientific benefits of combining fertility treatment and acupuncture are still being studied, many people are convinced of the positive effects. Many patients report lower stress-levels and believe these combined treatments helped them get pregnant.
California IVF proudly offers this on-site service to provide a comprehensive and stress-reducing approach to fertility treatment for its patients in the greater Sacramento and Northern California area including the San Francisco Bay Area, Stockton and Modesto.
For more information about combining in vitro fertilization or other assisted reproductive therapies with acupuncture, call California IVF: Davis Fertility Center at (530) 771-0177 or Acupuncture Fertility Specialists at (916) 486-0187 or (916) 789-1006.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Introducing the New Blog Site

Infertility News from California IVF

California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. is pleased to open a new blog site.  Check back here regularly so you can keep updated on the latest news and announcements.  We have several new announcements coming!  If you are an infertility patient, doctor, or someone interested in fertility treatments, please bookmark or subscribe to our blog.

A Little Background

California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. was opened in November of 2004, by Dr. Ernest Zeringue. Dr Zeringue came to Northern California in the summer of 2001 to serve as the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Travis Air Force Base. While there, Dr. Zeringue was responsible for training OB/GYN residents and running a very busy infertility clinic. As one of 4 clinics with a reproductive endocrinologist in the Air Force, the fertility program at Travis was a referral center for one fourth of the U.S. Many of the patients followed Dr. Zeringue to Davis for the opening of California IVF. Dr. Zeringue continues to see many military patients, some from out of state, as a result of the high patient satisfaction and references.

Since opening in 2004, California IVF has continued to grow. Our patient satisfaction remains very high. Everyone in the clinic is dedicated to providing a warm family-like atmosphere to our patients. Infertility treatments can be very stressful and we want to make the process of getting help as hassle free as possible. An efficient and streamlined approach to patient care helps avoid excessive delays and remove much of the confusion surrounding advanced treatments. We offer extended educational sessions to make sure patients understand every aspect of their care.

While patient satisfaction is a top priority, we must also strive to provide the best possible pregnancy rates. The laboratory at California IVF was designed with a singe purpose. Provide one of the best possible environments for embryo development. Our embryology lab features a purpose-built air system that meets clean room standards. A recent evaluation of our air quality demonstrated our air system was not only functioning as desired, but was performing better now than during previous assessments. Complementing this high quality air system is a full array of modern laboratory equipment. While expensive, high quality equipment is vital to a good embryology lab.

A good air system and high quality equipment must be operated by experienced and capable embryology staff. California IVF is very fortunate to have Deborah Johnson and Lisa Miller working together. Deborah and Lisa worked together at Northern California Fertility Medical Center in Roseville during that program’s peak growth. Deborah and Lisa brought their expertise and success with them to California IVF and continue to work their magic.  Dr. Laurie Lovely joined the team in the Fall of 2008, and has created quite a following of patients with her friendly and compassionate approach to taking care of patients.  There is no question that the patient comes first with Dr. Lovely.  She loves what she does and it shows.

If you would like to take a look at some of our results, check out the photo gallery at our media site

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