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Covid-19 Does Not Affect Ovarian Reserve, IVIRMA Finds
Covid infection does not affect a woman’s egg pool, a study conducted by IVIRMA researchers in Spain recently found. In May and June 2020, researchers at IVI Madrid measured Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels in 46 infertility patients who had recovered from Covid to see whether the virus had compromised their ovarian reserve. Ovarian reserve, or the amount of eggs a woman has in her ovaries, is best measured by her levels of AMH, a hormone expressed by tiny cells growing on her egg-containing follicles. The study participants were split into two groups: one group of older women, averaging 38 years old, and
Everything You Need to Know about Fertility Tests
It is best to seek the assistance of a fertility specialist if you are younger than 35 and haven't been successful in achieving a pregnancy in 12 months. For couples older than 35, it is recommended after trying for 6 months. We know that coming into a fertility clinic for testing can be stressful when you don't know what to expect. To help, our fertility specialists have put together a blog outlining everything you need to know. We’ll introduce you to the different types of infertility tests and prepare you with a general idea of what constitutes a positive or negative
Couple With Unexplained Infertility Finds Success at RMA SoCal
When RMA SoCal first opened its doors in June of 2018 in West Los Angeles, Chanelle and her husband Brian made the decision to come in for a consultation. After one year of trying to conceive on their own, three failed intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles, and a diagnosis for unexplained infertility, the couple knew it was time to see a fertility specialist who could offer them a little bit of hope.   Why RMA Chanelle, who was 29 years old at the time, researched several fertility clinics in the Los Angeles area, and ultimately decided that RMA was the right fit for her.
Female Fertility Testing in Los Angeles – Here’s What You Need to Know
If you're trying to get pregnant, or are having trouble staying pregnant, fertility testing can be overwhelming to think about. FSH, AMH, LH – there are so many acronyms to infertility. What does it all mean? Dr. Thomas Kim from Reproductive Medicine Associates of Southern California, here in our Los Angeles office, shares some insight about what is being tested and why? The primary purpose of fertility testing for women is to understand the health of a woman’s ovarian reserve, or how many eggs she may have and whether they are developing correctly. Ovarian function results from a complex interplay of hormones, which
DR. THOMAS KIM ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EGG QUALITY IN FERTILITY PRESERVATION
When it comes to egg freezing in Los Angeles, RMA of Southern California’s Dr. Thomas Kim is an expert. Not only does he have over 20 years of experience on the subject, but he also took part in conducting some of the first-ever research on cryopreservation used in egg freezing. In one of his research studies on egg freezing, Dr. Kim, who is the lead physician at RMA of Southern California, looked at the efficiency of vitrification when applied to young, fertile women. Vitrification is the latest, the most up-to-date technique for egg freezing. With this method, the eggs are instantly flash-frozen

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