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What to Expect with IVF

IVF ProcessInvitro fertilizationIllustration of Egg RetrievalEgg Retrieval TechniqueIntracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)Illustration of a BlastocystBlastocyst In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves several steps — ovulation induction, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval,...

PREPARING FOR IVF

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology provide information online about U.S. clinics’ individual pregnancy and live birth rates. When choosing an in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic, keep in mind that a...

RISKS/COMPLICATIONS OF IVF

Specific steps of an Invitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle carry risks which include:Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome – Use of injectable fertility drugs, such as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), to induce ovulation can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, in...

WHY IVF?

IVF may be an option if you or your partner has one of the following: Fallopian Tube Damage or Blockage – this condition makes it difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.Ovulation Disorders – If ovulation is infrequent or absent,...

WHAT IS INVITRO FERTILIZATION?

The term in-vitro fertilization (IVF) refers to the medical practice of fusing the male sperm and female ova in a controlled environment such as a petri dish or test tube. However, advances in reproductive medicine have made it easier to use the Petri dishes. IVF is a...