If an ovulation disorder or endometriosis is interfering with your ability to become pregnant, you may be a candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF) to start or expand your family. At the Center for Reproductive Medicine, the board-certified reproductive endocrinologists use the latest IVF technologies to join sperm and egg and produce a viable embryo for implantation. Find out if in vitro fertilization is right for you. Call one of the offices in Winter Park or Celebration, Florida, or book an appointment online today.
IVF is a treatment option for infertility for those who haven’t had success with medications and other conventional infertility treatments.
The team at the Center for Reproductive Medicine provides the most sophisticated IVF technology to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy. They offer an on-site medical lab to join sperm and egg and a surgical suite for the implantation procedure.
During the IVF process, your doctor works with you every step of the way to ensure you’re healthy and increase the likelihood of a successful conception.
You may be a candidate for IVF if you have underlying issues that affect your fertility, such as:
You can also do IVF if you’re planning to use donor sperm.
The fertility specialists evaluate your general health and use on-site fertility tests to uncover the root cause of your infertility. They can determine if IVF is the right treatment for you and your plans for having a family.
The IVF procedure involves several steps:
Ovulation induction involves taking fertility medications to stimulate the release of your egg. Your doctor monitors your ovulation through blood tests and ultrasound imaging to determine when they can retrieve an egg.
Egg retrieval is a transvaginal procedure that requires intravenous (IV) sedation and a special needle to remove eggs.
Once they harvest your eggs, the team fertilizes them with your partner’s sperm or with donor sperm in the on-site medical lab. The eggs must incubate for two to six days as they develop into embryos.
The team works with you to select the number of embryos they will transfer into your uterus. The physicians use a catheter to transfer the embryos with no need for anesthesia.
You can cryopreserve (freeze) any remaining embryos for future use in an IVF procedure.
Approximately two weeks after your embryo transfer procedure, your provider performs a blood pregnancy test to confirm a successful transfer.
If the test is positive, you will have another blood test in 48 hours. If the second test is negative, your provider can discuss your options for moving forward with another IVF cycle.
To learn more about in vitro fertilization, call the Center for Reproductive Medicine office nearest you or book a consultation online today.