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July 1, 2022


### Standard vs. ICSI Insemination

[Standard vs. ICSI Insemination

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After oocytes are retrieved during In-Vitro Fertilization, there are two main insemination techniques. One is standard insemination, where the sperm and eggs are cultured together in a dish, and the sperm must penetrate the egg on their own, similar…

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### Top 5 reasons why it’s great to be a SDFC Embryologist

[Top 5 reasons why it’s great to be a SDFC Embryologist

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Pajamas at work all day is sooo comfortable. They appreciate good cleavage (embryo cleavage!). When there are no procedures, they get to listen to their music REALLY loud. They have the coolest equipment in the whole office: anti-vibration tables,…

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### What is the difference between a Day 3 and a Day 5 Embryo Transfer?

[What is the difference between a Day 3 and a Day 5 Embryo Transfer?

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To first answer the question about the differences between a Day 3 and a Day 5 embryo transfer, we need a little reminder from our biology classes. An embryo begins its growth as a single cell, and then divides every 12-24 hours. By Day 3, it is…

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### When does SDFC recommend Assisted Hatching?

[When does SDFC recommend Assisted Hatching?

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Assisted Hatching (AH) is a process in which we can create a small opening in the shell (zona pellucida) that surrounds each embryo. The embryo needs to “hatch” out of this shell in order to implant, so we like to help by performing AH.…

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### San Diego Fertility Center First to Offer Fertility Financing in the Western U.S.

[San Diego Fertility Center First to Offer Fertility Financing in the Western U.S.

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San Diego, California – Dec 14, 2010 –San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC), an international leader in fertility treatments, is the first fertility center in the Western United States to offer patient financing through CapexMD. CapexMD works with a sel…

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### IVF Programs for the Armed Forces

[IVF Programs for the Armed Forces

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In early 2009, the San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC) was selected to provide off-site embryology laboratory services to the San Diego Naval Medical Center’s Infertility Program.  Because San Diego is home to many military personnel, we are honored to…

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### Dr. Michael Kettel of SDFC Awarded Patients’ Choice Recognition

[Dr. Michael Kettel of SDFC Awarded Patients' Choice Recognition

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San Diego, CA, December 15, 2009 — San Diego Fertility Center, one of the most respected and successful infertility clinics in the United States and a leading fertility center in Southern California, is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Kettel, MD…

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### Dr. Jeffrey Rakoff a member of Scripps Clinic Medical Group joins the San Diego Fertility Center team

[Dr. Jeffrey Rakoff a member of Scripps Clinic Medical Group joins the San Diego Fertility Center team

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Dr. Rakoff has provided infertility services to the Scripps Clinic patients or over 30 years. With Dr. Rakoff now practicing at the San Diego Fertility Center the Scripps Clinic patients will be able to receive services at our Del Mar location in…

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### San Diego Fertility Center Launches Newly Redesigned Website

[San Diego Fertility Center Launches Newly Redesigned Website

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San Diego Fertility Center, a leading infertility clinic in Southern California and the United States, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. The new site is a comprehensive resource for both existing and prospective…

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### SDFC is NOW accepting patients for Fertility Clinical Trials

[SDFC is NOW accepting patients for Fertility Clinical Trials

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Clinical trials often times offer new treatments at very reduced fees. San Diego Fertility Center, the largest San Diego based center, receives frequent opportunities to participate in large multi-center FDA sponsored clinical trials; frequently…

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