All You Need to Know About In Vitro Fertilization

All You Need to Know About In Vitro Fertilization

by | March 1st, 2016


Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience, but unfortunately, millions of couples struggle to conceive naturally.

IVF Treatments in New York If you and your partner are having difficulties expanding your family, then it may be time to visit your local fertility clinic. Consider this overview on in vitro fertilization and when it may be a good option.

What is In Vitro Fertilization or IVF?

In vitro fertilization is a process in which an egg and sperm are manually combined in a laboratory dish. When the IVF procedure is successful, the process is combined with embryo transfer, in which the fertilized embryo is then physically placed into the uterine wall.

Ideal Candidates for IVF

Couples under the age of 35 who have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for 1-2 years are typically ideal candidates for IVF. Older couples, age 35 and older, may be candidates for IVF after 6 months of unsuccessful pregnancy. Women who suffer from blocked fallopian tubes, cervical abnormalities, endometriosis, or ovulation disorders may also be candidates.

IVF Steps

In vitro fertilization involves five basic steps.

  • Ovulation Induction:This step includes the development of healthy eggs using fertility medications to control the timing of egg ripening, increasing the chances of collecting multiple eggs during a single cycle.
  • Collection of Eggs:The eggs are retrieved using ultrasound imaging to guide a hollow needle through the pelvic cavity. Also known as follicular aspiration, this process strives to remove as many eggs as possible from the ovaries.
  • Securing Sperm:Sperm is obtained, typically via ejaculation, and prepared to be combined with the eggs.
  • Insemination:The eggs and sperm are placed into incubators for fertilization. In some cases, intracytoplasmic sperm injections may be used to directly inject the sperm inside the egg for better fertilization.
  • Embryo Transfer:Once the insemination is complete, the embryos are transferred into the uterus using a speculum and ultrasound-guided catheter.

If you’re looking for the best infertility clinic in your area, then look no further than New York Fertility Services. With several years of experience, our IVF doctors and fertility specialists are devoted to helping you find the conception option that best fits your needs. For more information on egg donation or surrogacy, call (212) 679-2289 or contact us online today!

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The founder of New York Fertility Services, Joel Batzofin, M.D., began practicing at the advent of IVF. Fertility centers evolved as groundbreaking treatments and family-building options emerged. Our fertility doctors practice at the pinnacle of reproductive medicine—the ‘sweet spot’ where science, art and intuition meld. We are strong believers in combining advanced reproductive technologies with proven holistic, Eastern medicine therapies.

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