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December 05th, 2011 | Author:

California IVF Prepares for an Exciting Year Ahead and Celebrates with Family

The California IVF Family

In 2011, California IVF signed a collaboration agreement to take over fertility services for the UC Davis Department of OB/GYN, purchased a competitor’s facility in Sacramento and added three physicians to its roster. This coming year, California IVF will continue to expand and build the practice so we can help more patients in the Northern California region and from around the world.

Some of the most recent updates include: the installation of a new California IVF sign at our Sacramento facility, finalized renovation plans to bring a modernized IVF center to the Northern California region early next year, and new work with researchers at UC Davis to improve our ability to assess male fertility and embryo competency. ?Our California Conceptions Donated Embryo Program continues to grow and is providing an embryo adoption alternative for Canadian and Australian couples faced with restrictive oocyte donor laws.

Dr. Ernest Zeringue and Alisa Zeringue Enjoy the Picnic

Toddling Around the Party

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January 19th, 2009 | Author:

The introduction of the sperm sample into the uterine cavity may be done to increase the number of sperm in the upper genital tract. In certain individuals this may increase the likelihood of conception. IUI may avoid cervical and vaginal factors preventing sperm entry or compensate for low sperm counts. Intrauterine insemination is sometimes called artificial insemination or therapeutic sperm insemination.

In order to introduce the sperm into the uterine cavity the semen has to be treated to remove chemicals in the liquid portion of the semen which may cause irritation of the uterus. The washing procedure takes about 1 hour. Sperm samples are most often collected in the clinic to assure a prompt delivery to the lab. Once in the lab, the specimen will be allowed to liquefy. Different types of special liquids called sperm media are used to rinse the debris and chemicals from the semen. The concentrated mixture that remains is made mostly of sperm. Gradient washes are often done to improve the concentration and selection of motile sperm. The washed sperm is now safe and ready for insertion into the uterus.

The insemination is a relatively simple procedure similar to obtaining a Pap smear, which can be accomplished in the clinic without anesthesia.

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