For a woman to be fertile, her body must produce healthy egg cells that can be transported to a meeting place with sperm cells, and from there to a well-prepared uterus.
Problems with any of the following can diminish a woman’s fertility:
RSC Bay Area’s Laboratory Director Kirsten Ivani, Ph.D., told CBS Bay Area that college students studying healthcare should keep their options open, take advantage of internships and network at conferences.
The Eeva test, shown in the video, uses a computer algorithm and tiny cameras to detect the rate of embryonic cell division. The test then rates each embryo’s chance as high or low. This allows doctors to only implant the embryos with the highest chances of implanting and developing into a baby, thus reducing the chances of a high risk multiples pregnancy and increasing the chance of a women becoming pregnant with a single embryo transfer.
Established in 1983, just two years after the first successful birth through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States, the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area has been a pioneering fertility medical practice for more than a quarter-century.
Our fertility clinics in San Ramon, Orinda and San Jose are easily accessible to fertility patients from Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Francisco County, Stanislaus County, Solano County, Merced County, Mariposa County, Calaveras County, Eldorado County, Placer County, San Benito County and Monterey County.
Fertility doctors Dr. Weckstein, Dr. Willman, Dr. Hinckley, Dr. Sgarlata, Dr. Wachs, Dr. Rosenbluth, Dr. Reid and Dr. Ivani are specialists in infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, miscarriages, male infertility, pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), egg freezing and reproductive medicine surgery.
Aetna Institutes of Excellence® recognizes Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area for its unique expertise in consistently delivering evident-based, quality care for Select Infertility Services.