In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization from Pacific Fertility Center

By: Pacific Fertility Center  10/27/2014
Keywords: Infertility Treatment, Fertility Treatment, Fertility Clinic

In vitro fertilization translates to "fertilization in glass,” because the man’s sperm and the woman’s eggs are fertilized outside the body in a laboratory petri dish. During the IVF process, a patient’s natural cycle is carefully manipulated using fertility medications. These medications stimulate the ovaries to produce a number of mature eggs. The eggs are retrieved from the ovaries while the man supplies a sperm sample. The eggs and sperm are placed in a Petri dish and fertilized. At the right time, the embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus. IVF is considered to provides the highest rates of successful conception. For patients with severe male factor infertility or significantly blocked fallopian tubes, IVF treatment is best treatment option. It's often recommended for older patients or when IUI and medications have not worked.

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