Author: Dr. Louis Weckstein

About the Author: Dr. Louis Weckstein

Dr. Louis Weckstein | Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area Fertility Clinic Dr. Weckstein received his training in infertility at University of California-Irvine in 1988 with one of the most successful IVF teams in the country at that time. After establishing a successful OB/GYN private practice in Southern California, he returned to training that included special emphasis on assisted reproductive technologies. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Society for Reproductive Surgeons.
Get to Know Dr. Weckstein

Ovarian Reserve – How Many Eggs Are in Your Basket?


By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Ovarian reserve is a term fertility doctors use to describe a woman’s reproductive potential with respect to egg quantity. This evaluation can be helpful in determining how aggressive a woman should be with infertility treatment and importance of time.

Natural or Minimal Stimulation IVF compared to Standard IVF


By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Recently there has been much hype on the internet about Natural Cycle IVF or Minimal Stimulation IVF. These treatments are similar to standard IVF, but without the use of injectable medications (Natural Cycle IVF), or using a combination of oral and low dose injectable medication (Minimal Stimulation IVF).

Reproductive Technologies and the Risk of Birth Defects


By Dr Louis Weckstein – A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine has drawn a lot of media attention. This review of an Australian birth defect registry from 1986 – 1992 reported an increased rate of birth defects in children born from reproductive technologies.

Donor Egg Bank USA


By Dr. Louis Weckstein – Until very recently the technology for freezing eggs was not well developed. In the past few years, the technique of vitrification, or rapid freezing of eggs, has improved success with frozen eggs.