Resolve: The National Infertility Association
9May, 2017

Last month during Infertility Awareness Week, several leading newspapers ran headlines noting that one in eight couples struggled with infertility.  That’s 15 percent of the couples in the U.S.  While this may not be news to couples who have already faced or are facing infertility, raising awareness and educating the wider public is a positive step toward helping these couples and those beginning attempts to conceive.  Nation-wide walks like San Diego Resolve’s Walk for Hope were also part of the awareness week.  These walks foster community and offer support to […]

EvatarNew Breakthrough Fertility Model
19Apr, 2017

Evatar is a new exciting technological advance that has just been added to the field of reproductive health. It’s a complete, robotic replica of the female reproductive system. The team of researchers from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Draper Laboratory developed Evatar and it comes equipped with a complete uterus, ovaries and a menstrual cycle. Made from human and mouse tissue, it is able to mimic the 28-day menstrual cycle. Evatar also produces hormones, often the cause of many reproductive system complications from cancer and fibroids […]

male sperm fertility
27Mar, 2017

While preoccupation and focus on fertility may seem a predominantly female concern, it is important to note that 50% of infertility worldwide is also a result of male fertility issues. Men need to pay just as much attention to fertility as women do. After all, it does take two in order to make a baby, or at least an egg from a woman and a sperm from a man. As a way to bring awareness to, and encourage, men to check their fertility, a new fertility App has been developed […]

9Mar, 2017

As we spring forward into Daylight Savings Time in Southern California, we’d like to bring your attention to a new study regarding fertility and the time change. Pushing the clock an hour forwards or backwards may not seem like enough to make a huge difference in matters of IVF, but the change does alter our circadian rhythms and how we respond physiologically to changes in daylight and the sleep wake cycle. In a new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical School, patients undergoing IVF were monitored during and after […]

21Feb, 2017

At Hanabusa IVF we are committed to taking on all forms of infertility, even the most challenging cases. Some of our recent patients have come to us with previous failed IVF and IUI attempts and others have Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR), high FSH or Premature Ovarian Failure (POF). Despite these complications, Hanabusa IVF is able to treat each patient. Below, we’ve compiled some of our most challenging cases and invite you to review the alternative protocols we used to ensure a successful pregnancy for each patient. A 41-year old woman who […]

19Jan, 2017

New research shows that implanting two embryos cuts the chances for a successful pregnancy by a quarter, particularly if one embryo is in a poorer state of health than the other. The body, instead of focusing on the healthy embryo, will concentrate on the less viable embryo and can then reject a pregnancy altogether. Doctors involved in the research study conclude that if a “poor quality embryo is placed back with a good one, it’s more likely to compromise the chance of the good one implanting.” In short, the research […]

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