What’s an REI? It’s a physician board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) – in other words, a specially trained fertility doctor. If you have a question related to infertility and its treatment, you want to ask an REI.
The REIs at Loma Linda University Center for Fertility & IVF are here to help. With over 100 years of combined clinical experience, our REIs are experts in treating infertility. And, the more informed you are about your fertility, the easier it will be to make smart choices about your health & family building plans.
This blog is a resource anyone can use to learn more about infertility and our clinic. If you can’t find a blog that answers your question, please submit your question on this page or contact us.
Life doesn’t always go as planned. You may have wanted to have kids earlier, but pursuing a career or not finding the right partner may have put those plans on hold. Fortunately, there are still choices for women over the age of 42.
By Dr. John Jacobson: Many of my patients are curious about what they should be eating to maximize fertility and chances of conceiving. The diet I prescribe them is actually very simple. Women planning on starting a family should begin a fertility-focused diet.
You want to show your support to your friend by asking her questions. Not so fast. Sensitivity about one’s infertility skyrockets during the holiday season, so start showing your support by avoiding these questions.
By Dr. John Jacobson: Though “natural” always sounds appealing, natural cycle IVF may not be as appealing an option as many people think. And we don’t usually recommend it for a variety of reasons, the primary reason being that it isn’t as effective as standard IVF – by far.
By Dr. Philip Chan: Pioneering fertility treatments and serving patients since 1988, our fertility lab directors have over 60 years of combined experience and provide patients with options during IVF, increasing success.