We deliver a full range of personalized fertility treatments that are customized specifically to your health and wishes. We provide compassionate care each step of the way, from when you walk through our doors as a new patient through treatment and monitoring.
Why Choose Cedars-Sinai for Fertility Treatments?
When you decide to pursue fertility treatment, it's important to pick a team you can depend on to successfully treat your unique concerns. At Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, we offer:
- Expert doctors: Our fertility specialists are board-certified reproductive endocrinologists.
- Team approach: We partner with other Cedars-Sinai experts, including maternal-fetal medicine specialists, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, pain management specialists and radiation oncologists, to deliver the latest, most effective fertility treatments.
- The latest diagnostic technology: We partner with Cedars-Sinai laboratories and centers to deliver accurate and timely diagnosis.
- Leading treatments: We offer fertility preservation, including oncofertility. Oncofertility allows those with cancer to freeze eggs, sperm or embryos before undergoing cancer treatments.
Our Fertility Treatment Options
In what feels like an endless, tiresome journey to parenthood, we are committed to being your light at the end of a long tunnel. We offer the full range of fertility treatment options. We will help you choose what's best for you based on your wishes and situation.
Our treatments include:
- Ovulation induction, which uses medications to help your body to ovulate, or release an egg, to be fertilized
- Superovulation, which allows you to release more than one egg during your cycle to increase the chances of fertilization
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI), which involves placing a male's sperm directly in a woman's uterus to increase the chances of fertilization
- In vitro fertilization (IVF), also called assisted reproductive technology or ART, which involves:
- Prescribing fertility medications
- Removing eggs from the woman's body (egg retrieval) and obtaining a sperm sample from a male; or you may use donor eggs, donor sperm or frozen eggs, sperm or embryos
- Storing the eggs and sperm together to promote the sperm fertilizing the egg or injecting a sperm into an egg to create an embryo (insemination)
- Transferring the embryo into a woman's uterus
Are you considering having a baby, but now isn't the right time? Freezing eggs, sperm and embryos (an early stage of development of an unborn baby) allow you to save reproductive tissue so it's available when you're ready.
Freezing eggs, sperm and embryos for future use is also called fertility preservation. In addition to wanting to wait to have kids, you may decide to pursue fertility preservation if you:
We offer surgical procedures—many that we perform minimally invasively—to diagnose and treat reproductive health conditions that may affect your fertility. One of those procedures is called hysteroscopy.
Hysteroscopy allows surgeons to look at the walls of the uterus to treat and determine the cause of any problems. These conditions may include:
Just like every person is unique, every journey to parenthood is special, too. At Cedars-Sinai, we focus on making that experience available to all individuals, circumstances and needs.
Some individuals and couples, including same-sex couples, need the help of a donor to conceive a child. Others simply want to take certain steps to increase their chances of a future pregnancy. Third-party reproduction offers a variety of options:
- Gestational carriers carry a child in their uterus using the egg and sperm of a couple, donors or individual and a donor.
- Donor eggs allow gestational carriers or women who are unable to use their own eggs to carry a child in their uterus.
- Donor sperm offers a solution for men who are unable to use their own sperm or for a woman or surrogate to use.
- Surrogates carry a child in their uterus using their own donated eggs that are fertilized by the intended father's sperm or donor sperm.
Family Planning Services
Having a fertility condition doesn't mean you have to put your life on hold. While considering or seeking treatment, you can work toward your fertility goals through family planning.
The highly trained experts in our Family Planning Program take a team approach to delivering specialized family planning services, including:
- Reproductive life planning to outline a course of action for having children or preventing pregnancy based on your wishes, health and resources
- Pregnancy planning to inform you of your choices: parenting, adoption and terminating the pregnancy
- Pregnancy loss care including medications and surgical procedures as well as counseling and referrals
- Birth control options including multiple forms of hormonal, permanent and emergency contraception
Our Fertility Treatments: What to Expect
You'll begin treatment by undergoing a diagnostic fertility evaluation. This exam and testing helps us tailor treatment options precisely to your needs. They also provide important information about your overall health, which may be affecting your ability to conceive or carry a successful pregnancy.
During each visit, you'll meet with your doctor, who will perform all imaging tests and treatments needed.
If you become pregnant, you'll undergo routine imaging through our Prenatal Diagnosis Center. Our center is one of the nation's largest and most experienced providers of prenatal testing, screening and diagnosis. This center offers high-quality, detailed imaging to monitor the health of you and your unborn baby.