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West Coast Women's Reproductive Center - Dr. Tina B. Koopersmith, MD
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Doctors are willing to attempt In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), if only 4% of the male’s sperm is “acceptable,” based on Kruger Morphology.
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FERTILITY FACT:


The amount of eggs transferred during a fertility treatment depends on age, history of prior failed IVF cycles and personal preference.
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When oral medication like Clomid and Letrozole do not directly help stimulate egg growth, the next step is to induce ovulation with injectable pituitary hormones (what stimulates the ovary to make more eggs).

Dr. Koop explains: bit.ly/HormonalTreatmentsVideoWCWRC
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Shellfish contains vitamin B12, which can help strengthen the endometrial lining during egg fertilization.
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If you are experiencing any of these side effects associated with hormonal treatments, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Koop explains: bit.ly/HormonalTreatmentsVideoWCWRC
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“Sometimes Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) practitioners are so concerned with the science of fertility treatments that they may lose sight of the emotions in the process.

As I discuss in my latest blog post “Healing From Infertility,” I’ve realized in my years that I not only need to treat infertility medically, but I also must provide my patients with advice and counseling to have a healthier, more positive outlook.
To read more on my approach to help patients heal from infertility, please visit our website, or if you’d like to discuss your fertility, please contact us to schedule an appointment.” ~ Dr. Tina Coppersmith

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No matter how slow you go, you’re still running laps around everybody on the couch!
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In this week’s featured video, the founder of West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center, Dr. Tina Koopersmith, explains hormonal treatments and how they are used to help women ovulate.

Dr. Koop explains: bit.ly/HormonalTreatmentsVideoWCWRC
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We love this fertility-boosting Lemon Poppy Seed snack bites recipe from Hettman Homestead!

Not only does the Maca Root powder contain glucosinolates, which support hormonal balance through stabilizing the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands, but the poppy seeds are rich in essential minerals for fertility, such as manganese and zinc.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 organic lemon, zest and juice (equals about 1/4 cup real lemon juice and 1 tsp zest)
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
1 TBSP poppy seeds
1 TBSP sliced almonds
1 TBSP date sugar or coconut sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
1 tsp maca root powder
1 TBSP coconut oil, melted (not hot)

Method:
1. Thoroughly wash the lemon with a natural produce wash.
2. Grate 1 tsp of lemon zest into a medium size mixing bowl, then cut the lemon in half and squeeze about 1/4 cup of juice in the bowl.
3. Stir 1/2 tsp of pure almond extract into the lemon zest & juice.
4. In a separate small mixing bowl, mix poppy seeds, sliced almonds, sugar, oats, protein powder, and maca powder together.
5. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
6. Finally, mix 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil into the dough.
7. Use a melon scooper to spoon out 8 balls (you will need to shape them a bit with your hands). Place the balls in a storage container and put in the refrigerator to set for an hour.
8. After they have set in the fridge for an hour, remove and enjoy!

Notes:
- If they are too crumbly and dry, add a couple tablespoons of water, unsweetened non-dairy milk, or more coconut oil
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Tip for eating these: we eat 2 at a time with breakfast or with a snack. The lemon flavor is strong so two is enough even though they are small!
- Double the recipe if you plan on making them as part of your meal prep to snack on all week.

If you try this recipe, please comment below to let us know how you liked it!
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There are a number of different fertility treatment options available for lesbians who want to have a family of their own, including IUI and shared or co-IVF.
With shared or co-IVF, one lesbian takes the injectable medications to produce the eggs, and the other conceives the embryo in her uterus.

In this week’s featured video, Dr. Koopersmith explains the different options available to lesbians who want to conceive.

Dr. Koop explains: bit.ly/LesbianParentsVideoWCWRC
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