Resolving Infertility with In-Vitro Fertilization
Meet with Dr. Mark Denker At Palm Beach Fertility Center
At our caring fertility treatment clinic, our absolute priority is to help
our patients achieve pregnancy. We see the excitement our patients experience
when conceiving and we want to help you have that same joy. Dr. Denker
and our medical team have great success with getting our fertility patients
pregnant via the in-vitro fertilization process (IVF).
What Is IVF & How Does it Work?
IVF gives the natural conception process a boost in the laboratory and
then lets the woman’s body take over for the rest of the pregnancy.
Dr. Denker expertly manages each detail of this advanced reproductive
technology and makes critical decisions throughout the fertility treatment cycle.
The IVF cycle typically goes as follows:
Egg retrieval: The first step in IVF involves egg retrieval. After the woman takes fertility
medications to promote egg maturation and ovulation, Dr. Denker removes
the eggs to prepare for fertilization in the IVF lab.
Sperm selection: Couples that will use the male partner’s sperm usually provide a
sperm sample the same day as the egg retrieval procedure. Lesbian couples
and couples that have male factor infertility issues also choose to use
Fertilization: Dr. Denker then fertilizes the eggs with the prepared and sorted sperm.
The eggs are monitored in the IVF lab for 1-3 days, or 4-5 days for blastocyst
transfer, to determine which embryos have the greatest chance for successful
Embryo transfer: Our IVF lab’s highly experienced embryologists then select one or
two of the best embryos for transfer. We then place the embryos into the
uterus with an ultrasound-guided catheter. Sensations during the procedure
are similar to those of a pap smear. Good quality embryos that are not
used in the first IVF cycle can be frozen for later use.
Pregnancy: Once the embryos have been transferred into the woman’s uterus,
there is a wait to see if the embryo will successfully implant and develop
into a healthy pregnancy. In these cases, the pregnancy continues naturally
with some additional monitoring in the early stages. The first try might
not be successful and additional IVF cycles will be needed.
Providing Effective IVF & Fertility Procedures
At Palm Beach Fertility Center we offer IVF procedure, as well as breakthrough
treatments in genetic testing PGD and male fertility treatments, such as ICSI.
Reach out to us at (888) 819-5177 to
schedule an appointment and fertility workup to determine if IVF is the right treatment for your