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Palo Alto, CA 

San Francisco Bay Area IVF Clinic

Bay IVF Clinic
Compassionate
Advanced Reproductive Care
Since 1985
Successful IVF Treatment
Creating Happy Families
One Positive Result
At a Time
In Vitro Laboratory
Centerpiece of
Your Success:
Our State-of-the-Art
IVF Laboratory
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Let´s Reach Our
Shared Goal:
A Baby for You!

Welcome to Bay IVF Center

Since 1985, after starting the Stanford IVF Clinic, we have been providing state-of-the-art infertility treatments including In Vitro Fertilization, Soft-IVF®, Gender Selection IVF, and Donor Egg IVF in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

Over these years, we have seen close to two thousand In Vitro Fertilization babies conceived and born.

We provide a stress-free, caring, and very supportive setting for your treatment. Your appointments with us should feel like visiting a friend instead of a medical facility.

We hope that after you browse our website and talk to our staff, you will decide that Bay IVF Center is the best place for your reproductive care, and that together we can reach our shared goal: a baby for you!

Bay IVF Center stands out among the San Francisco Bay Area IVF clinics for its:

  • Natural, holistic approach to reproductive treatments to mimic spontaneous conception as closely as possible.
  • Gentle ovarian stimulation to minimize side-effects without compromising your outcome.
  • Careful selection of the most appropriate treatment to maximize your probability of success.
  • Use of very comfortable “twilight” sedation for egg retrieval procedures to eliminate risks of general anesthesia.
  • Unrivaled clinic environment: our compassionate and dedicated team will spare no effort to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible.

 

We look forward to meeting you at Bay IVF Center and helping you achieve your pregnancy as soon as possible!

Our Principal Reproductive Treatments
IVF Treatment

In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most effective treatment available to help infertile patients achieve pregnancy from their own eggs and sperm.

Because we strive for the highest embryo quality and to minimize the probability of ovarian hyperstimulation, our IVF ovarian stimulation protocols are gentle and always individualized.

You should consider IVF treatment if any of the following apply to you:

  • History of tubal blockage and pelvic adhesions
  • Male factor infertility
  • Infertility associated with endometriosis
  • Infertility associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCO)
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Long-standing infertility: no contraception use for a year and a half or more
  • Decreasing "ovarian reserve": IVF may be the most appropriate treatment for women over the age of 39.

Learn more about In Vitro Fertilization.

Soft-IVF Treatment

Soft-IVF®

Soft-IVF treatment uses even milder stimulation of the ovaries than our conventional IVF. This approach decreases the need for injectable medications and eliminates most of the danger of ovarian hyperstimulation.

Indications for Soft-IVF are the same as for conventional In Vitro Fertilization, but it should not be used if you plan to cryopreserve (vitrify) as many “left-over” embryos as possible.

Learn more about Soft-IVF.

Gender Selection Treatment

Gender Selection IVF

We were one of the first San Francisco Bay Area fertility clinics to offer Gender Selection IVF for family balancing. This treatment adds Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) to In Vitro Fertilization to let prospective parents know the gender of each embryo.

An embryo cell biopsy is performed three days after egg retrieval, and the biopsied cell´s chromosomes are analyzed. Only embryos of the desired gender are transferred into the uterus.

This procedure can also identify genetically abnormal embryos (i.e., Down syndrome). We test for genetic disorders along with determining the gender of an embryo.

Learn more about Gender Selection IVF.

Male Infertility Treatment

Male Infertility

It is believed that approximately 10% to 15% of all men are born with some degree of male infertility, and approximately one third of the time, infertility can be solely attributed to male infertility.

In recent years, the prospect of being able to conceive one´s genetic child has increased considerably for men with male factor infertility. In situations, where patients had to use a sperm donor in the past, we will now almost always be able to use the partner´s sperm to fertilize the eggs, even if the male infertility is quite severe.

Learn more about Male Infertility.

Donor Egg IVF Treatment

Donor Egg IVF

In 1988, our patients were some of the first in the San Francisco Bay Area to have an option of Donor Egg In Vitro Fertilization treatment. Since that time, Donor Egg IVF has become a mainstream treatment for infertility.

You should consider Donor Egg IVF treatment if you cannot or should not, for genetic reasons, conceive with your own eggs. With few exceptions, Donor Egg IVF will be needed if you (female partner) are 43 years or older.

Donor Egg IVF is the most effective fertility treatment available. You should expect a 60% to 85% probability of a successful outcome at Bay IVF Center.

Finding an egg donor is the first step in initiating the egg donor treatment. The donor can be a relative, a friend, or you may wish to use an egg donor agency. These agencies have pre-selected egg donors for you to choose from. Once you have chosen a donor, the subsequent treatment takes place at our Center.

Learn more about Donor Egg IVF.

Egg Freezing Treatment

Egg Freezing

If you decide to delay starting your family, or if you have a medical condition that will require radiation or chemotherapy treatment, it is possible to vitrify (cryopreserve) and store your eggs for future use.

Your uterus and the cryopreserved eggs do not “grow old”, and your pregnancy probability remains the same regardless of how long your eggs have been stored.

Learn more about Egg Freezing.

Lesbian IVF Treatment

Lesbian Couples
In Vitro fertilization

We do not discriminate based on our patients´ lifestyles, living arrangement, or sexual preference.

In lesbian couple In Vitro Fertilization treatment, both partners can participate in their conception. One partner provides the eggs, donor semen is used to create embryos, and one or more embryos are transferred into the other partner´s uterus.

Learn more about lesbian couples In Vitro Fertilization.

Cryo Embryo Treatment

Cryopreserved (Vitrified) Embryo Transfer

In Vitro Fertilization, Soft-IVF®, and Donor Egg IVF treatments can result in the creation of more embryos than you may wish to have transferred. It is typically possible to freeze (vitrify, cryopreserve) these "extra" embryos and store them in liquid nitrogen. The stored embryos can be thawed and transferred into the uterus at a later date.

The complexity and cost of Cryopreserved Embryo Transfer treatment is less than if you were to repeat a full In Vitro Fertilization, Soft-IVF, or Donor Egg IVF treatment.

Learn more about Cryopreserved Embryo Transfer.

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