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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, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists,Resolve-National Chapter, Open Path - Northern California, Board of Directors Monterey Medical Society


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

2016-10-12 No fetal pole:

Hello Again,    Yes, you shouldn't read too much into tests or the internet.  Nothing is for certain until it is.  All you can do at this time is wait and see because there is too much variability in life

2016-10-07 No fetal pole:

Hello Angela from Canada,    If your dates are correct, then a fetal pole should have been visible by 6 weeks.  However, since a 6 week pregnancy is still very early, I would not draw any conclusions yet

2016-10-05 Depo lupron:

Hello Chastity from the U.S.(Kentucky),    Yes, this can be a normal side effect of Lupron.  However, I presume your last shot was 3 months before April/May so that it has now been almost 5 months without

2016-10-05 Birth control/ Plan B pregnancy risk:

Hello Sarah from the U.S. (Indiana),    Because you took Plan B (birth control pills) in addition to your birth control pills, it is highly unlikely that you could become pregnant.  However, God does do

2016-10-02 Is my semen normal?:

Hello,    It's an incomplete analysis but the parameters given are normal.  You should be asking the doctor that ordered this the question.    Good Luck,    Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG  Executive


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