IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
One of the most successful options for building the family of your dreams.
In Vitro Fertilization IVF At Dallas - Fort Worth Fertility Associates
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the process in which an egg is combined with sperm in a controlled environment to enhance the chance of fertilization and is then transferred back to the intended mother or gestational carrier. IVF is one of the most widely-known types of assisted reproductive technology and is one of the most successful options available to patients today.
What Can I Expect During IVF?
During IVF, a patient’s natural menstrual cycle is manipulated through the use of fertility medications. These medications stimulate the ovaries to produce a number of mature eggs. When the follicles of the ovary are fully developed, a trigger shot is injected and eggs are retrieved two to three days later. Simultaneously, sperm is collected from the male partner (or donor sperm is thawed) and they are placed together in a petri dish in the lab for fertilization. Once fertilization has taken place, the resulting embryo is monitored for proper growth and tested for genetic abnormalities. When the embryos have grown sufficiently, they are placed back into the uterus of the intended mother or gestational carrier for implantation.
IVF Patient Orientation
Learn about the basic concepts of the IVF - In Vitro Fertilization process.
At Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates, you will work closely with your physician and clinical team throughout your entire IVF process. From the initial distribution of medication and injections to the day of your pregnancy test, each member of your team is committed to providing you with the highest quality experience and the best chance of success.
How Successful is IVF?
When it comes to determining the success rates of IVF, it is important to remember that success is based on the individual's diagnosis. You can learn about our IVF Success Rates.
How Much Does IVF Cost?
There are many factors that affect the total cost of IVF. We are committed to providing transparent cost information based on your specific circumstances. You can learn more about the factors that affect the cost of IVF.
Is IVF the Right Treatment for You?
Those who might choose to pursue IVF may include patients that have:
- Ovulation problems
- Structural problems such as tubal factor infertility or uterine septum
- Uterine fibroids or polyps
- Genetic conditions that may be passed on to a child
- PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Male factor infertility
- Unexplained infertility
- Completed three to four rounds of IUI - Intrauterine Insemination with no success
The first step in knowing if IVF is right for you is scheduling an appointment with one of our experienced fertility doctors. They will take the time to understand your family-building goals, review your medical information, and help guide you to make the decision that gives you the best chance at growing your family.
1 in 8 couples are affected by infertility in the United States. Thankfully, there are answers to help you reach your dreams of building a family. IVF is just one of them. The team here at Dallas - Fort Worth Fertility Associates is here to help you choose the right path on your fertility journey.
- IVF - In Vitro Fertilization