Take a walk and get pregnant

I think we are understanding that some simple lifestyle issues are important in hastening one’s ability to conceive. We all know the obvious ones; stop smoking, moderate alcohol, try to achieve an ideal weight. You can find them all in our Lifestyle & Fertility pages.

Here’s a new one to add. A study investigating the impact of aspirin on the …

Five RPMG Docs Named LA Top Doctors

Five RPMG doctors have been named L.A. Top Docs 2018 in the April issue of Los Angeles Magazine. According to the magazine these are “the physicians who’ve been voted the best by other physicians.”

Included under the category of Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility are Gayane Ambartsumyan, M. D., Andy Huang, M. D., Gregory F. Rosen, M. D., Arthur L. Wisot, M. D. …

How to pay for IVF

IVF is great technology but like many forms of advanced technology it can come with a hefty price tag. A small proportion of couples may have insurance to cover at least some of the cost of IVF. But for the rest the dilemma is how to pay for it. According the National Conference of State Legislators, only 15 states require …

6 RPMG Docs Named Superdoctors

Six physicians from Reproductive Partners Medical Group were named as “Superdoctors 2018” in the category of Reproductive Endocrinology as listed in a supplement to the Los Angeles Times.

Drs. Gayane Ambnartsumyan, Andy Huang, Greg Rosen, Carrie Wambach and Bill Yee were chosen in the Superdoctor category and Dr. Marli Amin was honored as a Rising Star.

Gayane Ambartsumyan, M. D.…

A Defense of PGS

An article recently published in The Cut column of New York Magazine has captured the attention of the fertility and genetic testing community. Titled “A New Last Chance”, the article questioned the utility of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) – a technique which data from the CDC and SART, along with the results of several randomized controlled trials (RCTs), have all …

Fertility Business Booming. Why?

According to an article in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar fertility industry is booming, and experimenting with business models that are changing the American family in new and unpredictable ways. Would-be parents seeking donor eggs and sperm can pick and choose from long checklists of physical and intellectual characteristics. Clinics now offer volume discounts, package deals and 100 percent guarantees …

RPMG’s Dr. Ambartsumyan featured on Popsugar

RPMG’s Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan was featured in an online article on Popsugar in which one of her patients outlines her IVF experience in photographs.

The article, “1 Woman Documented Her IVF Treatment From Start to Finish With Photos, and We’re Exhausted Just Looking at It” states, “Like many other women trying to conceive, the thought of having a baby via …

RPMG Embryology Lab Re-accredited

Reproductive Partners’ laboratory has been re-accredited by the prestigious College of American Pathologists.

Unquestionably one of the most if not the most important determinant of IVF success is the quality of the embryo laboratory. They embryologists find the eggs at the retrieval, fertilize them, follow them in their development, prepare the embryo(s) for transfer and freeze the remaining embryos. The …

RPMG’s Dr. Rosen on Huffington Post podcast

In the first episode of IVFML, a HuffPost podcast miniseries about infertility, health editor Anna Almendrala and her husband, comedy writer Simon Ganz try to make a baby, but things don’t go as planned.

The very definition of TMI, Anna and Simon use their own story to talk about all the hilarious, depressing, ridiculous, and expensive travails of trying …