IVF – In Vitro Fertilization

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IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

With In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) a woman’s eggs are fertilized by sperm in a laboratory instead of inside the fallopian tube. IVF is the most advanced and effective fertility treatment available today.

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An IVF Cycle Typically Includes The Following Steps:
  • Medication to stimulate growth of multiple eggs
  • Retrieval of eggs from the ovary or ovaries
  • Insemination of eggs with sperm, fertilization. ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
  • Culture (propagation of microorganisms in the lab) of any resulting fertilized eggs (embryos) for several days
  • Transfer of one or more embryos into the uterus
In Some Cases, These Additional Procedures May Be Used:
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to improve the fertilization rate
  • Assisted hatching of embryos to increase the chance of embryo attachment
  • Embryo cryopreservation (freezing) to allow for future potential use of quality embryos
  • Learn about IVF medications