You want to have your treatment performed in an fertility program where you can feel comfortable, welcomed, and cared for. At California IVF Fertility Center, you become a member of our family when you first make contact. Patients regularly comment on our family-like atmosphere and the people that work here. We strive hard to hear it again. We feel it is an honor and privilege that you would entrust us with your care, and allow us to participate in your journey to expand your family. Your trust is not taken for granted, nor is it taken lightly. We enjoy what we do and want our patients feeling a real sense of connection. Our work is life-changing and emotionally challenging. Things do not always go as planned and the journey to becoming a parent can be difficult. Our staff see people through the good times and bad times. Everyone at California IVF feels committed to making you feel like part of our family.
Experienced Embryology Staff
The embryology laboratory lab and staff are usually considered among the most critical areas to evaluate when choosing a fertility clinic. You should inquire about the years of experience and the level of expertise of the embryology laboratory staff. At California IVF Fertility Center, our embryologists combine both hands on experience with scientific knowledge and technique. We are able to offer all of the advanced embryology technology currently available because of the level of experience and knowledge of our embryology staff. Our collaborative arrangement with UC Davis Health system also allows us to leverage our relationship with university researchers. California IVF has been working on improving standard techniques used in IVF labs and developing new techniques that improve upon existing services. Our infertility research and continuous process improvement has paved the way for many new and exciting services. Several lab advances have allowed patients to become pregnant after multiple failed cycles at other centers. Simply reviewing success reports won’t tell the whole story. We don’t turn patients away because they might lower our statistics. While there are certainly patients with more challenging problems such as poor egg quality, we see an opportunity to put our scientists to work. Our success rates are a further confirmation that we strive to provide the best possible care when you are having trouble getting pregnant.
The frozen embryo transfer program is vital to the success of a woman or couple having a baby from infertility treatments. When extra embryos are stored for later use, they can significantly add to the chances of becoming pregnant without having to undergo another egg collection procedure. Frozen transfers are significantly less expensive than fresh transfers. A program that has an unsuccessful frozen embryo program will actually decrease an individuals overall chance of having a baby. A good program should have a clinical pregnancy rate with frozen embryos. If the pregnancy rate with frozen embryos is not good, future chances of pregnancy may be drastically reduced. At our center, 95% of our embryos survive the freezing and thawing process. Refinements in the freezing and thawing protocols have led to impressive improvements in the frozen embryo transfer success rates over the last few years. Due to these developments, many patients will freeze all of their embryos without a “fresh” transfer. After the ovaries have recovered from the stimulation with hormones, the embryos are transferred under gentler conditions. With the older freezing techniques, we have experienced a clinical pregnancy rate of 50% in 2006 and 42% in 2007. Using the newer method called vitrification, frozen embryo transfer success rates have been 70% or better for women under the age of 35.
Collaborative Agreement with UC Davis
UC Davis Health System and California IVF Fertility Center have entered into a collaborative arrangement which allows California IVF to provide fertility services to patients and provide training opportunities to residents and students. Our combined academic and clinical expertise has allowed us to begin shaping the future of fertility treatments. We don’t want to claim we are using the latest technology, we want to develop the latest technology and laboratory techniques through infertility research. UC Davis Health System is recognized as a leading university medical system and California IVF is proud of the opportunity to make a difference for our patients and the future of fertility care.
Pricing and Fee Structure
We have always offered very straight forward fee structures and pricing models. This minimizes the confusion about the total costs of services and avoids fees being added on at a later time. Our fees are clearly detailed here. Additionally, we welcome your questions about our fees. You will find our staff knowledgeable and willing to answer your questions regarding the cost of treatment. Keeping things simple also helps us to keep costs down. This allows us to offer services at very competitive prices. Many patients have told us that our program is much more affordable that other clinics in the area. You should investigate costs by contacting the clinic and asking for their fees if they are not readily available on the internet.