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Celebrity’s Openness About Successful Fertility Treatment Gives Hope to Others


Listeners' response encourages Los Angeles radio host to continue frank talk about IVF.

Pasadena, CA, December 24, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Kristin Cruz, co-host of “The Mark & Kristin Show” mornings on KOST 103.5 in Los Angeles, is six weeks pregnant following IVF treatment at HRC Fertility in Pasadena, CA. Her daughter, also an IVF baby, recently celebrated her second birthday. Cruz has openly shared information about both IVF cycles with her listeners – from appointments with her fertility clinic to injections, and how she and her husband were handling fertility treatment.

“Surprisingly, it’s my job to talk about my life,” Cruz says. “But what happened in return, and the reason I continue to talk about it was because of the response of the listeners. I was getting emails and Facebook posts and tweets immediately from other women who have been through it or were struggling with trying to expand their families. And it was a really amazing connection,” she adds.

Cruz decided to undergo both IVF cycles at HRC Fertility. “We shopped around,” Cruz says, “but after interviewing other doctors, my husband and I were dead set on going back to HRC.” She adds, “They’re amazing. They explained everything thoroughly about our options. They allowed us to find what we were most comfortable with and what would be the most effective for having a baby.” In addition, Cruz found HRC’s technology to be cutting edge, and their focus on research impressive. She saw a positive difference in the IVF protocol in the two years between her fertility treatments.

“Kristin and her husband were ideal IVF candidates,” says Dr. Michele Evans, Cruz’s doctor at HRC Fertility. “But even so, we did things a bit differently in her second IVF cycle. We looked at the first cycle, and determined there were a couple of ways we could help improve her chances of having a second successful cycle and pregnancy.” This included transferring her embryos on day 3 instead of day 5. “Even in such a short period of time – two years between her IVF cycles – protocols have changed and IVF has become simpler, with less medication, fewer injections, fewer side effects and better pregnancy rates,” Evans explains.

Cruz, along with Giuliana Rancic and Celine Dion are a few celebrities talking about their fertility treatments. Nationally, more than 7.3 million women suffer from infertility, and the openness of these celebrities seems to counter feelings of isolation that often accompany an infertility diagnosis, as well as reduce the stigma.

About HRC Fertility: Since its inception in 1988, HRC Fertility has been one of the largest providers of advanced reproductive care in the United States. HRC has three full-service in vitro fertilization laboratories and seven locations throughout Southern California, with offices in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. HRC Fertility’s ten physicians have extensive experience in reproductive medicine. For additional information about any of the services HRC Fertility offers, please visit them online at http://www.havingbabies.com.

About Clear Channel Radio: Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPODs and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.

About Clear Channel Communications, Inc.: Clear Channel Communications, Inc., headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a global leader in the out-of home advertising industry with radio and television stations, outdoor advertising displays, and live entertainment venues in 65 countries around the world.

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