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11/19

2015

Not Feeling it? Change Fertility Doctors

Posted by admin | Filed under Blog, Male Infertility

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Claire didn’t like her doctor. She was investigating IVF options and undergoing tests with a fertility specialist, and it had so far been a bad experience.

And a bad experience is not what Claire and her husband Rod needed. Rod had had a vasectomy more than a decade before they were married, and the couple wasn’t sure a reversal would be successful. They also didn’t have an unlimited budget to spend on fertility treatments.

As Claire recalls, despite the nicely decorated waiting room and office, “I didn’t really feel like the doctor cared that much. It was much more about how amazing he was rather than how he could help me.”

So how did she find HRC Fertility and Dr. David Tourgeman? She asked a perfect stranger personal questions.

“I happened to be just hanging out on the beach with my husband when this woman walked along behind me with two young children about two or three years old,” she said. “I heard the English accent when they were talking. I’m English, too, and I don’t usually speak to people I don’t know. It’s an English thing. But I was like, ‘Oh hi. You’re from England.’ She said, ‘Oh yes’ and she introduced me to her twins. It was really out of character for me to be so personal with someone I don’t know, but I asked if she had her twins with IVF and she said yes. She told me Dr. Tourgeman had helped her and gave me his information.”

Claire went in for a consultation. She quickly discovered the whole attitude at HRC Fertility’s West Los Angeles office was different than the previous office. Claire knew she had found the right doctor in Dr. Tourgeman to help her build her family with Rod.

“He was so warm, friendly and personable, eager to help, and interested in hearing about me rather than just interested in talking about himself,” she said. I got a whole different feeling there, and it was a much better experience. “

Claire felt she had found a great doctor to help them start their family together. She was right. They are the proud parents of their daughter Hadley, nearly eight months old. She credits the care of Dr. Tourgeman and his staff for helping her to stay relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment—a factor she considers a large contributor to her success.

“I think it’s really important for IVF to be successful that you feel happy and relaxed and comfortable,” she said. “And I definitely got those feelings from Dr. Tourgeman and his staff.”

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08/14

2014

The Men’s Guide to Preparing for IVF PART 3: Managing Stress

Posted by Dr David E Tourgeman | Filed under Blog, Male Infertility

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments may present you and your partner with many challenges physically, emotionally, and financially. Usually along with these challenges, many couples experience stress. While studies show that stress does not hurt your chances of IVF success, it does exhausts your body and mind. When men prepare for IVF, it’s a good idea to practice techniques to relieve stress. Readmore ….

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06/30

2014

Too Much TV Tied to Lower Sperm Count in Men

Posted by admin | Filed under Blog, Male Infertility

Watching TV is not usually associated with male infertility. However, a recent study shows men that watch 20 hours of TV or more suffer from lower sperm counts than men who watch very little TV. Readmore ….

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06/25

2014

Tips for Collecting His Sample

Posted by Dr Michael A Feinman | Filed under Male Infertility

Let’s face it: Leaving a sperm sample isn’t one of the most glamorous parts of the infertility process. Men can be uncomfortable when they have to test their sperm count and quality. Not only do men feel insecure at the possibility of having an infertility problem, but also giving a sample for their male fertility test can be embarrassing and awkward. Readmore ….

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06/23

2014

What Smoking and a High Fat Diet Do to Your Sperm

Posted by admin | Filed under Blog, Male Infertility

A common cause for male infertility is a low sperm count. There are many reasons men have low sperm counts, but a new study reveals that diet and lifestyle might be a contributing factor to sperm quality and quantity. Men who smoke and eat a high fat diet could be at risk for low sperm count and motility. Readmore ….

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