IVF often follows other, more conservative treatments. It is the process by which eggs are removed from ovaries and mixed with sperm in a laboratory. Once an embryo or embryos form, they are placed in the uterus.
In ovulation induction, patients are treated at MCFWH with hormone medications or fertility drugs to improve the chances of ovulation. These medications stimulate inactive or under-producing ovaries to produce a mature egg and release it, so it may be fertilized.
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This procedure involves placing concentrated, washed sperm inside a woman’s uterus to increase the number of sperm that are able to reach the egg. This increases the chance of fertilization and pregnancy.
ICSI (pronounced “icksy”) is an innovative procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. ICSI requires a woman to undergo an IVF cycle so that eggs can be obtained for insemination.
Through this specialized screening test, we are able to identify chromosomal abnormalities before pregnancy occurs. Much like PGD, we can identify conditions through analysis of a single cell obtained from an embryo.
A gestational carrier is a woman who becomes pregnant though IVF using the eggs of the intended mother (or egg donor) and the sperm of the intended father (or sperm donor). The embryo is not genetically related to the gestational carrier.