January 8, 2011

Dr. Roger Mendiola - OB Gyne, Fertility-Infertility Doctor

Eight (8) is my favorite number, it is infinite. Some people believe that 8 is a very lucky number. Well, it is for me! All my three kids birthdays are on the eight day (December for twins Julia and Rafael, February for Juan). I dedicate this post to the man (next to my husband, of course!) who has been instrumental why I am now a joyful mom.

I am speaking about Dr. Rogelio 'Roger' , an Infertily-Fertility Doctor. For many years I have been afflicted with endometriosis. Little did I know that this endometriosis causes infertility. For 7 years I cannot conceive. Prior to my check up with him, I went to 3 different OB Gyne in 3 different hospitals. Dr. Mendiola is my husband's uncle, so for the longest time I was hesitant to have him as my OB Gyne due to 'hiya'. I preffered a female OB Gyne. On the eight year, I found myself really wanting to have a child. With my husband's prodding we went to visit Dr. Mendiola. When Dr. Mendiola found out I have endometriosis on both ovaries, he immediately told me to go on injectable medication (versus the tablet medication that the 3 other OB Gyne suggested). For one whole year, Dr. Mendiola took care of my condition, assuring me that he'll take care of everything while reminding us to continually pray for God's blessing and mercy. After my 6-month injectable treatment, I was on Basal Body Temperature. Reporting to Dr. Mendiola my everyday body temperature. I took fertility pills but didn't get pregnant. Tito Roger (as we fondly call him)said if the next round of fertility pills won't work, next step would be Artificial Insemination (AI). Tito Roger continued to assure us that everything will be alright, and to just continue praying to God. After a year and a half under Tito Roger's care, I got pregnant (luckily without going on AI).

(Julia was first to be pulled. My husband cried over this photo. We were expecting twin boys, because all throughout my pregnancy's ultrasound, there were no signs of Julia)

Rafael III followed a minute after.

My second pregnancy, third child...

(Juan was born!)
Dr. Roger Mendiola is affiliated with Capitol Medical Center, Clinic is by appointment. 
You may call his secretary Ate Leny at 416-5933



All About ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis (from endo, "inside", and metra, "womb") is a gynecological medical condition in women in which endometrial-like cells appear and flourish in areas outside the uterine cavity, most commonly on the ovaries. The uterine cavity is lined by endometrial cells, which are under the influence of female hormones. These endometrial-like cells in areas outside the uterus (endometriosis) are influenced by hormonal changes and respond in a way that is similar to the cells found inside the uterus. Symptoms often worsen with the menstrual cycle.

Endometriosis is typically seen during the reproductive years; it has been estimated that endometriosis occurs in roughly 5-10% of women. Symptoms may depend on the site of active endometriosis. Its main but not universal symptom is pelvic pain in various manifestations. Endometriosis is a common finding in women with infertility.

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Basal body temperature is the lowest temperature attained by the body during rest (usually during sleep). It is generally measured immediately after awakening and before any physical activity has been undertaken, although the temperature measured at that time is somewhat higher than the true basal body temperature. In women, ovulation causes an increase of one-half to one degree Fahrenheit (one-quarter to one-half degree Celsius) in basal body temperature (BBT); monitoring of BBTs is one way of estimating the day of ovulation. The tendency of a woman to have lower temperatures before ovulation, and higher temperatures afterwards, is known as a biphasic pattern. Charting of this pattern may be used as a component of fertility awareness.

Hormonal causes of biphasic patterns
The higher levels of estrogen present during the pre-ovulatory (follicular) phase of the menstrual cycle lower BBTs. The higher levels of progesterone released by the corpus luteum after ovulation raise BBTs. The rise in temperatures can most commonly be seen the day after ovulation, but this varies and BBTs can only be used to estimate ovulation within a three day range.

If pregnancy does not occur, the disintegration of the corpus luteum causes a drop in BBTs that roughly coincides with the onset of the next menstruation. If pregnancy does occur, the corpus luteum continues to function (and maintain high BBTs) for the first trimester of the pregnancy. After the first trimester, the woman's body temperature drops to her pre-ovulatory normal as the placenta takes over functions previously performed by the corpus luteum.

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Artificial insemination, or AI, is the process by which sperm is placed into the reproductive tract of a female for the purpose of impregnating the female by using means other than sexual intercourse or NI. In humans, it is used as assisted reproductive technology, using either sperm from the woman's male partner or sperm from a sperm donor (donor sperm) in cases where the male partner produces no sperm or the woman has no male partner (i.e., single women and lesbians). In cases where donor sperm is used the woman is the gestational and genetic mother of the child produced, and the sperm donor is the genetic or biological father of the child.

Artificial insemination is widely used for livestock breeding, especially for dairy cattle and pigs. Techniques developed for livestock have been adapted for use in humans.

Specifically, freshly ejaculated sperm, or sperm which has been frozen and thawed, is placed in the cervix (intracervical insemination – ICI) or, after washing, into the female's uterus (intrauterine insemination – IUI) by artificial means.

In humans, artificial insemination was originally developed as a means of helping couples to conceive where there were 'male factor' problems of a physical or psychological nature affecting the male partner which prevented or impeded conception. Today, the process is also and more commonly used in the case of choice mothers, where a woman has no male partner and the sperm is provided by a sperm donor.

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13 comments:

  1. Julia and Rafael pala are twins, now ko lang nalaman. I was browsing your post kasi the other week at wala ko idea but I already noticed their identical resemblance, hihi. You have a great Ob-Gyne!

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  2. Yes, Nora, Julia and Rafael are twins...8 yrs na silang twins, hehehe!

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  3. that's so inspiring.. will visit dr. mendiola soon..

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  4. hi... ttc for almost 3 yrs now.. I also checked on kato, is dr richie mendiola, doc roger's son?

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    1. Hi Mica! Yes, Dr. Richie is Dr. Roger's son.
      Thanks for dropping by here.

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    2. Hi there, we would like to know where is Dr. Mendiola's Clinic? we would like to consult with him. thank you

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    3. Hi Keith! Dr. Roger Mendiola's clinic is at Capitol Medical Center.

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  5. Hi Joy! I am wondering how much is the first consultation, how much are other visits? We have been trying to have a baby for almost 14 yrs now with no success. I'll be 40 this month. Hoping it is not too late yet. Thank you.

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  6. It is Halloween , Oct. 31,2014, Friday evening. While trying to check my FaceBook Account , I accidentally opened the Account of Joy. To my Surprise , she narrated her experience during her difficult Journey to Motherhood. In my Opinion , This Success Story was the Result of an Extraordinary Teamwork between : the mother, the father, the modern Medicines available nowadays, the Updated Technologies in Infertility Management, the Infertility Specialist ; But most of All, the never-ending Prayers and Faith that GOD would Play the Biggest Role in the Delivery of the Miracle Baby. To GOD Be The GLORY. AMEN... Dr. ROGELIO P. MENDIOLA

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  7. Hi! I just want to ask kung magkano nagastos mo sa panganganak sa cmc? And also how much pf ni doc mendiola? He is also my OB. Pero di ko pa kasi natanong. Thank you.☺️

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  8. Hi. I just want to ask kung magkano nagastos mo sa panganganak sa cmc? OB ko din si doc mendiola pero di ko pa kasi natanong saknya. Salamat.☺️

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    1. Hi Katrina! It's a bit hefty but I can't remember anymore the amount. The joy havin' the twins was all worth it! I pray the same for you...

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Thank you for the joyful comments!