Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD, FACOG, provides infertility services for patients in Santa Monica, CA, and the surrounding area. Dr. Amersi and her staff are compassionate and caring medical professionals who have special expertise and training in infertility services, and dedicate their practice to helping families grow.
What is Infertility?
A doctor diagnoses a woman as being infertile if the patient cannot get pregnant after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility is a medical condition that causes dysfunction in the male or female reproductive system.
Infertility is widespread in the United States, according to the National Infertility Association, with about 1 in 8 couples having trouble becoming pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. About a third of these cases are the result of the woman having a reproductive problem, another third are attributed to trouble with the man’s reproductive system, and the last third resulting from reproductive issues for both the man and woman.
What Do Basic Infertility Services Include?
There are basic infertility services and more advanced treatments. Basic infertility services include prevention and management of miscarriages, ovulation monitoring, ovulation induction, and insemination. Some women have trouble getting pregnant because of problems relating to the timing of ovulation; ovulation monitoring helps these patients determine when ovulation occurs. Ovulation induction, sometimes known as fertility drugs, stimulates egg production in the ovaries. Insemination involves introducing washed and concentrated sperm into a woman’s uterus.
What Do Advanced Infertility Services Include?
Advanced infertility services include a number of assisted reproductive technologies. During in vitro fertilization (IVF), a man’s sperm and a woman’s egg are combined in a laboratory dish before implantation of the fertilized egg into the woman’s uterus. If there extra fertilized eggs left over, a woman may choose embryo cryopreservation, which is the process of freezing an embryo for future pregnancies.
A woman can donate her healthy eggs to another woman in a procedure known as egg donation or oocyte donation. Intracytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSIs) inject sperm directly into the egg. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) looks for genetic defects in an embryo.
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"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about four years now and I absolutely love her"
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" Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."
"Dr Amersi gave me one of the best gifts: she kept me and both of my baby boys healthy and safe during pregnancy and delivery!"
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"I have seen Dr. Amersi for the past six years or so and really love her. She thinks ahead and asks questions to make sure she is familiar with your situation."
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"She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"
"Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."
Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion