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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

 

In an IVF cycle, the eggs are fertilized “outside of the body (in vitro)” in a petri dish. Many eggs are required for IVF and the fertility drug FSH is given to stimulate the ovaries to produce more. The drugs Lupron or Antagon are given to control the timing of ovulation.

Some women are not able to use their own eggs because of ovarian failure or other problems. In these cases, using a donor's eggs is an option with excellent success rates.

Patients are monitored throughout the IVF cycle using ultrasound and estradiol hormone measurements. IVF cycles are managed by our infertility specialists in conjunction with your OB/GYN. Once the eggs mature, they are retrieved from the ovaries using transvaginal guided ultrasound under light sedation.

The eggs are then combined with your partner’s, or a donor's, sperm to cause fertilization. After fertilization the result embryos are placed in incubators where the environment is strictly controlled for optimal development. The incubation period is usually from 3-5 days.

In some cases, such as severe male infertility, a single sperm is injected directly into each egg using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Other procedures such as assisted hatching or preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) may be performed.

PGD is a valuable tool used to screen for specific genetic diseases. Many genetic diseases can be identified in the embryo and when abnormalities are found the affected embryos are not transferred to the mother. PGD is also a very effective means of gender selection/family balancing.

Retrieval, fertilization, incubation and embryo transfer are performed by our board certified infertility specialists and embryologist at the Idaho IVF Center. Our clinic has the state of art equipment required for advanced reproductive technologies.

Reproductive Care Center’s IVF success rates are excellent. The Idaho IVF Center also offers a 100% Money Back Guarantee IVF Program. You have a baby after completion of the program or your money is refunded.

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