Programs and Services
Our Fertility and Reproductive Health experts offer a comprehensive array of services, including:
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Laboratory
Our REI lab provides comprehensive services for women and men. It is accredited by the State of California and holds a tissue bank license. Our experienced laboratory staff of California licensed technologists and phlebotomists are all highly specialized in the field of reproductive technology. The laboratory staff interacts with the clinical staff to achieve the very best in patient care.
Our endocrine laboratory uses the state-of-the-art AIA 2000 to offer a full panel of reproductive hormone analysis. Test results are usually returned the same day, when samples are received by 10 AM.
Our andrology laboratory uses a CASA system (Computer Assisted Semen Analyzer), CEROS Sperm Analyzer, for semen analysis and sperm washes. A strict Kruger morphology may also be requested by your physician. Sperm cryopreservation is offered, but long-term storage arrangements must be made with a cryobank.
We provide genetic counseling for couples seeking additional information about preconception and preimplantation genetic testing options. Our genetic counselor helps patients understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial impact of genetic disease; and interprets family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurring or recurring—the goal being to promote informed choices. Learn more about reasons to meet with a fertility genetic counselor.
Mental Health Therapist
We provide individual, couples, and group therapy for patients undergoing fertility treatments as well as psychological assessments and support for donors and individuals undergoing third party reproduction. Patients may benefit from mental health therapy if they notice ongoing symptoms, such as loss of interest, low mood, strained relationships, high levels of anxiety, changes in sleep or appetite, excessive guilt/anger, or social isolation. Therapy can help individuals and couples learn coping strategies, process negative emotions, problem-solve and communicate more clearly. Patients often find speaking with a therapist useful when facing important decisions during their treatment, such as deciding between alternative treatment possibilities or exploring their family building options.
Third Party Reproduction (IVF)
Third Party Reproduction involves the use of another person either known or anonymous to assist a person or couple in achieving pregnancy.
Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health is one of the largest programs in the Bay Area. We offer egg donation and In Vitro fertilization (IVF) with a gestational carrier as ways to achieve pregnancy. Our team of experts will work with donor agencies to help you identify the anonymous donor who will best suit your needs and/or with a donor who is known to you prior to starting your treatment (e.g. sister, cousin or friend). The same is true of our Gestational Carrier program.