Starting a family can be one of the most rewarding things that you can do. Of course, it’s not always easy to do this. Sometimes you will have to first overcome a fertility issue in order to begin that family you have always wanted, which is why it’s so important to visit our Dallas fertility clinic to learn more about our treatment options. One particularly popular and effective fertility treatment that benefits many patients is in vitro fertilization (IVF).
What is in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
In virto fertilization (IVF) refers to the fertilization of an egg in the laboratory setting. This helps ensure successful conception and pregnancy when it is otherwise extremely difficult. A ReproMed fertility specialist will handle the procedure each step of the way to ensure that you are in capable hands.
How is in vitro fertilization (IVF) performed?
During the in virto fertilization (IVF) procedure, eggs must first be harvested from a woman or egg donor. This will involve the use of fertility drugs to promote ovulation. Once this occurs, the eggs are then safely kept in a lab setting. Using special tools, the egg is then fertilized in the lab so that it develops into an embryo. Once that is done, the eggs are then placed back into the womb in a process known as embryo transfer so that they can develop as normal.
Ideal Candidates for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Ideal candidates for in vitro fertilization (IVF) are women who are in good overall health and are under the age of 35. Success rates are much higher for women the younger they are, which is why age is of concern. If you have been trying to conceive naturally for one year and have not experienced any success, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be the right option for you.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be used to address both female factor and male factor infertility. Let’s briefly look at IVF and both these issues right now.
Female Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Female factor infertility can take many forms, and as such, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a good option to consider for treatment. If a woman experiences any of the following, she should speak to a member of our team:
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Ovulation issues
- Anatomical issues (related to the uterus or pelvis)
Male Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
For males, the primary issue when it comes to infertility is sperm count and sperm motility. Both of these can make natural conception extremely unlikely. In vitro fertilization (IVF) eliminates these difficulties since the sperm fertilizes the egg in a controlled lab setting.
Combining In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Other Fertility Treatments
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is often performed with other treatments for infertility, such as the use of egg donor and sperm donors, or with special screening procedures to ensure the viability of the embryo. (The latter is especially important if a woman has experienced miscarriages in the past.) We can discuss all of this with you in more detail when you visit our practice for a consultation.
Contact Our Fertility Centers for More Information
If you would like to learn more about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact our Dallas, Grapevine, McKinney, and Rockwall fertility centers today. Our entire team looks forward to discussing these matters with you in greater detail.