TORRANCE, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Reproductive Center (PRC), a local fertility center, announced today that they will recognize the achievement of a medical milestone, the first baby born in Southern California from a chromosomally tested frozen egg. This achievement will be noted at their annual baby reunion celebration on Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3720 Lomita Boulevard, PRC's Torrance location.
"Although egg freezing emerged over a decade ago, it was not considered a viable option for a successful live birth outcome until now," said Rifaat Salem, Medical Director of Pacific Reproductive Center and a pioneer in IVF treatment. "This birth marks a revolutionary medical achievement that paves the way for women to successfully preserve their fertility and helps prevent births with chromosomal abnormalities."
Today, the baby is six weeks old and healthy. She was born on May 3rd, conceived with the help of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment using frozen eggs that were screened through a new genetic test called Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH). CGH makes it possible to identify chromosomally normal eggs before they are frozen for later fertilization through IVF. The use of chromosomally normal eggs in IVF significantly reduces the risk of miscarriages and chromosomal abnormalities. This allows patients undergoing IVF to transfer fewer embryos with increased confidence that it will result in the live birth of a healthy singleton baby.
PRC is proud to recognize this medical achievement at the annual baby reunion on Father's Day weekend because this celebration holds a special meaning for PRC and all the guests who attend. Simply having the opportunity to celebrate Father's Day is truly a great blessing for these proud parents. The Annual Baby Reunion is a highly anticipated event hosted by PRC in honor of their patients. This exciting day gives PRC the opportunity to reconnect with the many families they've helped build throughout the community.
The physicians and staff of Pacific Reproductive Center will reunite with former patients and their bundles of joy in celebration of parenthood and this remarkable medical achievement. The Pacific Reproductive Center Annual Baby Reunion is a fun-filled event featuring food and entertainment for the whole family. Festivities include complimentary lunch, cake, live DJ, jumper, obstacle course, puppet show, cotton candy, slushy and popcorn machines, gift bag give-a-way for the kids, raffle prizes and more.
All members of the press and media are cordially invited to attend this special event. Please stop by to hear many heartwarming stories and patient testimonials from the couples that have brought their dreams of parenthood to life through the efforts of Pacific Reproductive Center.
About Pacific Reproductive Center
Pacific Reproductive Center (PRC) is a fertility center, specializing in the treatment and diagnosis of infertility. Founded in 1996, PRC offers personalized care with optimum results using the latest technology in fertility treatment. PRC brings together experienced, deeply committed physicians to successfully evaluate, diagnose and treat infertility with affordable treatment options.
There are 10 state-of-the art fertility centers throughout Southern California including four IVF labs in Torrance, Irvine, Glendale, and Rancho Mirage with additional offices in Corona, Glendale, West LA, Chino Hills, Glendora, and Carlsbad. For more information, visit www.PacificReproductiveCenter.com.
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