Getting Started with Fertility Treatments at Our Los Angeles Fertility Center
Arriving at the decision to pursue fertility treatment takes courage. At USC Fertility, we understand your strong desire to start a family, and the physical and emotional resolve it takes to achieve your goal. Our promise to each hopeful parent we see in our Los Angeles fertility center is to provide personalized, inclusive and compassionate care, and leading edge IVF fertility treatment that will help you achieve pregnancy.
Our seasoned team of reproductive endocrinologists welcomes the most difficult cases, and collaboratively works to pinpoint the causes of past IVF failure to increase the odds for future success. Employing the latest fertility treatment options, we work toward a resolution — a baby to start or complete your family. From natural cycle IVF to donor services for singles and the LGBT community, if it’s leading edge, it’s at USC Fertility.
What You Should Know About Fertility Treatment Basics and IVF at USC Fertility
In vitro fertilization, IVF, is far and away the most effective fertility treatment for women with blocked tubes. IVF opens doors to a family for the LGBT community, and helps men become fathers despite severe male factor infertility. We focus a great deal of our research on improving the IVF process, and investigating the leading causes of infertility.
Before you begin exploring treatment options, it’s important to understand fertility basics. Read more here about ovulation, the odds for getting pregnant in any given month, and the progression from fertilized egg to implanted embryo.
You may need only minimally invasive techniques to overcome infertility. Your fertility assessment begins with a review of your health history and evaluations, which may include:
- Physical exam
- Blood work and hormonal assessments
- Cycle monitoring
- Semen analysis
- Sonograms or hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
- Surgical evaluation
For the majority of couples, basic fertility treatments such as ovulation induction or sperm washing and intrauterine insemination will help jump start the reproductive process.
If you do require higher-level care, rest assured that we offer comprehensive services to address the most complex reproductive issues. In the two decades that we have performed IVF at USC Fertility, certain breakthroughs have greatly impacted our capabilities. Depending on your unique situation, you may benefit from advances in egg freezing called vitrification, preimplantation genetic screening PGD or intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI.
Experience helps us ascertain the causes of IVF failure so that we can adjust our approach here at USC Fertility. As an academic institution and research-centered clinic, we share IVF innovations with our colleagues in reproductive medicine to benefit the global infertility community.
Our IVF protocols have set standards for fertility treatment worldwide.
IVF and Fertility Treatment for the LGBT Community
Celebrating new families created by fertility treatment options brings us great satisfaction. Overcoming reproductive challenges may involve finding a known or anonymous sperm donor and scheduling intrauterine insemination, or helping couples experience the miracle of childbirth through gestational surrogacy.
While the approaches to fertility treatment may differ, one thing remains constant: We welcome you to USC Fertility. We believe that all families begin with love. Our Los Angeles fertility clinic is home to innovative fertility treatments that make your dreams for becoming a parent a reality:
- IUI with donor sperm for lesbian couples
- Gestational surrogacy for gay couples
- Reciprocal IVF for lesbian couples
- Donor egg IVF
From Fertility Basics to the Latest in Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Singles and couples in Los Angeles, Burbank and throughout California take advantage of world-class fertility treatment and IVF success available close to home. Contact us for a consultation with a USC Fertility physician.