In vitro fertilization (IVF)

By: RMA of Philadelphia  10/08/2014
Keywords: Infertility Treatment, Artificial Insemination, Fertility Treatment

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the process in which oocytes (eggs) are fertilized outside the body. There are several steps required for IVF. The first step is ovulation induction in which medication is taken in order to produce multiple follicles and eggs. The next step in the process is oocyte retrieval, where the matured oocytes are removed from the ovaries. In a process called insemination, the oocytes are exposed to sperm to fertilize the eggs in order to generate embryos. Embryos are then transferred back to the uterus. The time period after oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer is the luteal phase. Extra embryos are typically cryopreserved, according to each individual’s wishes.

Keywords: Artificial Insemination, Fertility Clinic, Fertility Specialist, Fertility Treatment, Infertility Clinic, Infertility Specialist, Infertility Treatment

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