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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the pinnacle of assisted reproductive technology and as a result it can overcome many causes of infertility. In a normal menstrual cycle, multiple eggs start to grow in the ovaries, but only one will eventually ovulate and the rest die off. IVF treatment rescues these eggs that would normally die, allowing them to be retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized outside of the body.
Every couple we deal with is one-of-a-kind. Our experts’ accurate examination and diagnosis ensure that the treatment approaches we offer are appropriately tailored to you. We will always take pride on being part of a handful of families/ success stories in their IVF journey.
Are you ready to be one of them? Here are some factors, but not limited to, that will make you a good candidate for a personalized IVF treatment:
Conventional IVF or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) are the perfect choice to hopeful couples who have already been trying for a month or more, subject to initial diagnosis and series of medical tests.
Outside medications that can help the uterus lining should be considered along with different IVF treatment process. Ideal to women who suffer from PCOS, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, etc.
Reciprocal IVF or third-party IVF are the best options to consider that can bring your dreams to life.
Increase your chances of conception through Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) as we go along your personalized IVF treatment process
Every patient is unique so we carefully monitor each patient through their IVF cycle to maximize the chances of success.
Good candidates for IVF include women who have experienced:
… or men who have experienced:
Same sex couples:
Before starting IVF treatment, you will consult with the doctor to better understand your cycle and develop a medication protocol just for you.
You will be prescribed medications that stimulate the ovaries to grow multiple eggs, rather than just one. Growing as many eggs as possible increases the chances of ending up with a viable embryo. Throughout this phase, the ovaries will be monitored via ultrasound to track the growth of the follicles to determine the optimal time for egg retrieval.
A “trigger” injection will be administered between 35 and 36 hours prior to the scheduled egg retrieval. This initiates the final maturation of the eggs but allows the eggs to be extracted from the ovaries before ovulation. The procedure is done under anesthesia so the doctor can carefully guide a needle into each follicle to remove the eggs.
If using sperm from a partner, a sperm sample must be provided on the same day as the egg retrieval. Donor sperm may also be used but this sample will have been previously frozen. In the laboratory, individual sperm are isolated to be used for fertilization.
There are two methodologies for egg fertilization: traditional and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Traditional fertilization involves placing eggs and sperm together in a petri dish and allowing the sperm to fertilize the egg as it would naturally inside the body. ICSI allows the embryologist to choose one individual sperm and place it into the egg using a fine needle. Fertilized eggs, now embryos, are kept in the lab to mature for 3-5 days. At this point, the embryos can be transferred into the uterus, called a fresh transfer, or the embryos can be frozen and kept for transfer in the future, called a frozen embryo transfer (FET).
One embryo will be selected by the embryologist for transfer. Using an ultrasound for visualization, a catheter will be guided through the cervix into the uterus. This allows the embryo to implant directly into the uterine lining. After 9 days, a pregnancy test can confirm if the embryo transfer was successful.
We understand that you are likely experiencing a variety of emotions regarding starting a family with the help of a fertility specialist. The first information we impart to new patients is that infertility is common and there can actually be several reasons for infertility in a person or a couple. This is why we start with a full workup, so we have a complete picture with which we can base our treatment plans.
By understanding you and your goals for starting a family, we can provide truly individualized care. We aim to guide you through the process so you can make informed decisions and feel confident throughout your treatment process.
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