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Avoiding Multiple Births in IVF

For countless infertile couples dreaming of a family, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a dream come true. If you are struggling with infertility, it’s important to know that you are not alone. In fact, of the 62 million women of childbearing age in the U.S.,...

Egg Retrieval

Vaginal ultrasound guided aspiration is used to harvest the egg(s). Intravenous pain medication is often used to make the woman comfortable. Timing is crucial. If the egg harvest is done too early, the eggs won’t fertilize; if it is done too late the eggs may...

Embryo Transfer in IVF

If the embryos are developing normally, the woman will return to the clinic to have the embryos transferred into her uterus. The embryos will usually be at the two to eight cell stage. Some clinics are now letting embryos grow for 5 days to the blastocyst stage. The...

Micromanipulation Techniques

The combination of tiny glass tools connected to electric motor-driven robot arms, which are linked to a specialized microscope, is called a micromanipulator. The tips of these minute microtools are sometimes smaller than the head of a sperm. ICSI Before the advent of...

Ovulation Induction

Ovulation can be stimulated by one of several regimens. The drugs used include: clomiphene citrate (Clomid™, Serophene™, oral medications), hCG (Pregnyl, Ovidrel™, Luveris®), human menopausal gonadotropin or FSH (Follistim™, Gonal F™,Bravelle™). These drugs are given...