In Vitro Fertilization

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Unlike the simpler process of artificial insemination -- in which sperm is placed in the uterus and conception happens otherwise normally -- IVF involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory.

In Vitro Fertilization is the process by which oocytes (eggs) are fertilized by sperm in a laboratory and the resulting embryo(s) are transferred back into the uterus at a time which is associated with optimal implantation. ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) entails selecting a single sperm and injecting each oocyte singly. This is beneficial for couples with diagnoses complicated by severe male factor.

What does IVF entail?

We take your fertility seriously. At ARS, we follow a thorough process of fertility evaluation to decide if IVF is a suitable method for our patients to conceive. Click below to learn more about each step of our process.

Additional Techniques

Based on a couple's individual situation, techniques like Intracytoplasmic Injection (ICSI) or Assisted Hatching (AH) may be recommended. Women over 38 years old or with a history of previous failed implantation or cases of severe male factor may benefit from these techniques.

An Embryo Quality Assessment will also help determine the best way for a couple to start their family. The most likely cause of a failed IVF cycle relates to embryo quality. This is dictated partly by the stimulation cycle itself but by far is related to the underlying diagnosis and age of the patient.


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