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What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves fertilizing eggs with sperm, which takes place outside the woman’s body. The embryo is taken from the dish and placed in the mother’s uterus using a fine tube.

Is the egg retrieval procedure painful?

Egg retrieval is considered a minor surgery which requires anesthesia, so our patients feel nothing during the procedure. Patients may experience some minor cramping in the ovaries that can be treated with prescribed medications by your fertility doctor in...

When is in-vitro fertilization treatment recommended?

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most well-known and established fertility treatments available. IVF treatment involves combining retrieved eggs with sperm in the controlled environment of an embryology laboratory. The resulting embryos are then placed in...

How are eggs retrieved?

A transvaginal ultrasound probe is inserted into your vagina to identify follicles. The needle then punctures each egg follicle and gently removes the egg through a gentle suction.