Is IVF the Most Effective Fertility Treatment?

Dr. Randy Morris

Is IVF the Most Effective Fertility Treatment?

Dr. Randy Morris

IVF is a highly-advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) medical procedure that has been scientifically researched and developed to help couples who are grappling with infertility have a baby.

  • The IVF cycle begins with a course of hormone therapy injections to stimulate the growth of multiplefollicles in the woman’s ovaries.
  • These follicles are retrieved surgically as eggs and are then fertilized with the selected male’s sperm within test tubes (in vitro), creating several embryos.
  • An agreed-to-number of quality grade embryos are then transferred via insemination into the woman’s uterus – hopefully resulting in implantation and the development of a fetus – achieving a full term pregnancy.

Candidates Benefiting From IVF Fertility

  • A woman in her advanced maternal age – typically, over 30 years of age
  • A woman who has blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
  • A woman suffering from endometriosis
  • A woman who has premature ovarian failure or uterine fibroids
  • A woman who has had her Fallopian tubes surgically removed
  • Male factor infertility, including blockage, decreased sperm count, or poor motility
  • Unexplained infertility

ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

This is the process of injecting a single sperm directly into the egg in order to achieve fertilization.

  • The fertilized eggs are then closely monitored to ensure that cell division is taking place – that they are developing into embryos.
  • After having grown over a 3 to 5 day period into a quality stage, the fertilized eggs are medically deemed to be embryos.

Embryo Transfer Process

Within 3 to 5 days, one or more of the resulting embryos will be transferred into the woman’s uterus by way of a catheter (small tube).

  • This transfer procedure is usually painless for most women, although mild cramping similar to menstrual cycle cramps may be experienced.
  • After being transferred, the embryos will attach to the woman’s uterus and, hopefully, a baby will be born!

Discover why IVF can be the most effective fertility treatment to help you bring home your very own bundle of joy from the hospital. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Randy Morris by contacting IVF1 today. Click below or call 630.357.6540.