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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.

Experience in the area

I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.


American College of OB/GYN, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, California Medical Association, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists


American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wall Street Journal, Monterey Herald, SERMO, Women's Health and Fertility Blog


Medical Degree from Stanford University, Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Reproductive Training at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

What do you like about this subject?

I practice in beautiful Monterey County, California and have patients come to see me from all over the country. I am fluent in Spanish and Japanese. I am deeply committed to courteous, responsive and personal care. You can read all about me and my clinic at my website, Follow our daily updates on Twitter @montereybayivf.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would hope that eventually it will be possible to help all women, regardless of their reproductive difficulty, to acheive their dream of a family. We have come such a long way since Steptoe's first IVF baby but we still have a long way to go in order to make the ability to have a child easily achieved as well as more affordably achieved.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Regardless of your infertility challenge, there is a way to have a child! Thinking "outside the box" is very helpful when it comes to facing the sometimes very frustrating process of becoming a parent.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

When should you seek a specialist? The answer is when you feel you need a specialist. For some that will be right from the start, when you realize you are not getting pregnant. For others, that will not be until they have exhausted their options with their Ob/Gyn doctors.

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Recent Answers from Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG

2017-02-24 Pregnancy:

Hello K.F. from the U.S. (Indiana),    In fact, there is a very small window of opportunity for a woman to become pregnant in each month.  That window is within 12 hours of ovulation, but the problem is

2017-02-14 Trying After A Miscarriage:

Hello Laura from Canada,    There is no medical reason for you to wait two months to begin trying again.  In fact, a recent study showed that a woman's fertility is heightened the first 6 months after

2017-01-22 Pregnancy after ICSI and septum resection:

Hello Ahmed from Egypt,    The cause for the failures cannot be definitely determined.  If the endometrium was normal by hysteroscopy and the endometrial thickness was at least 7 mm prior to transfer,

2017-01-16 Getting pregnant after miscarriage:

Hello Laura from Canada,    Studies have shown that a woman's fertility is increased for the 1st six months after a miscarriage, so I encourage my patients to start trying as soon as their cycles return

2017-01-13 Antibiotic and ovulation:

Hello Ranjani from India,    I can't explain why your follicles have not grown this cycle, but it is not due to the antibiotic.    Good Luck,    Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG  Executive Medical Director


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