IVF – In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization

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.

Visit our IVF Success Rates and Patient Testimonials pages to learn more about IVF at Oregon Reproductive Medicine.

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
Meet Alex
Meet Alex ,
...the success we had feels like a miracle.

We are completely in love with our little babe. Suddenly tonight I got to thinking about ORM and got out of bed to send you this message. THANK YOU for doing what you do. I know there are rough days (we had a few), but the success we had feels like a miracle. It’s really a matter of incredible competence on the part of the ORM crew. Please send our regards to the doctors and everyone else. Alex will be three months old on September 23. Growing like a weed–he’s already 15 lbs! I guess you could say breast feeding is going well. ; ) Take care and best to you always! – Jeanne and Mark

IVF Medications

Follistim®
Follistim® A recombinant form of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Treatment with Follistim is intended to stimulate the development of follicles(egg containing cysts) in the ovaries.
Bravelle®
Bravelle® A highly purified form of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Treatment with Bravelle is intended to stimulate the development of follicles(egg containing cysts) in the ovaries.
Gonal F®
Gonal F® A recombinant form of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Treatment with Gonal F is intended to stimulate the development of follicles (egg containing cysts) in the ovaries.
Ganirelix®
Ganirelix® A GnRH-antagonist that has the ability to rapidly suppress the pituitary glands ability to cause the LH surge. This medication can be used in preparation or midway through an IVF cycle.
Cetrotide®
Cetrotide® A GnRH-antagonist that has the ability to rapidly suppress the pituitary glands ability to cause the LH surge. This medication can be used in preparation or midway through an IVF cycle.
hCG
hCG The hormone which is administered to allow for the final maturation of the eggs and to prepare for ovulation.
Leuprolide Acetate
Leuprolide Acetate Used to temporarily decrease your own hormone production and to prevent a “premature LH surge” or ovulation.
Progesterone
Progesterone A natural hormone which helps maintain an early pregnancy.
New Era Pharmacy

New Era Pharmacy is ORM’s preferred provider of fertility medications, as well as compounded medications. Get seamless, comprehensive care from a pharmacy specializes in fertility medications to meet the specific needs of our patients.

Contact Oregon Reproductive Medicine for more information today.

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