IVF Procedure in Palm Beach
Understanding the Steps of the In-Vitro Fertilization
The decision to have a baby is just the first step in the very sensitive
and complex process of achieving a successful pregnancy. Have you and
your spouse or partner decided to undergo the IVF process in order to
conceive? Over one million children have been conceived through in-vitro
fertilization (IVF), which is a term that literally means "fertilization
outside the body."
At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we often recommend IVF for couples that
have not been or cannot be helped with other fertility treatments.
Contact us today to discuss your unique situation.
Starting In-Vitro Fertilization
After the patient's menstrual cycle has been regulated with the aid
of oral contraceptives and hormone medications, eggs are harvested from
the ovaries and fertilized in the laboratory with the male partner's
or a donor's sperm. The embryos are allowed to develop for a few days,
at which time the best one(s) are placed in the uterus in the hope that
one or more will result in a full-term pregnancy. Egg retrievals are done
under IV sedation administered by Board Certified anesthesiologists, so
you can rest assured your comfort is always a top priority.
- IVF is a complex process with many steps that must be successful in order
to maximize the chance of conceiving. Thi includes:
- Ovulation induction:
- Egg harvesting
- Insemination and fertilization
- Embryo development
- Embryo transfer
Pre-Treatment & Ovulation Induction
After you have undergone a thorough screening, examination, and full medical
history, you may undergo testing including ultrasound, blood testing,
uterine imaging, semen analysis (for men), and infectious disease testing.
The initial step is to then retrieve the eggs (or oocytes) from the ovaries.
There are a number of medications used to help stimulate the ovaries to
produce more eggs than normal, which is known as superovulation.
Every patient is different and your IVF treatment plans will be tailored
to you specifically. The average time from the start of pre-cycle testing
to the embryo transfer is 6 to 10 weeks.
To learn more about the timeline of IVF and if it is right for you, please
call us at (888) 819-5177 to make an
appointment with our Palm Beach fertility specialist.