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What is IVF treatment and how does it work?

In vitro fertilization is one of several techniques available to help people with fertility problems conceive a baby. During IVF, an egg is removed from the women’s ovaries, and it is fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. The fertilized egg, called an embryo, is then returned to the woman’s womb to grow, and develop. One cycle of IVF takes about two months. The process is not painful.

What to Expect during the IVF Process?

  • 1) You can expect ovulation induction during IVF
  • 2) At the start you’ll begin treatment with synthetic hormones to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs
  • 3) Sperm retrieval
  • 4) Fertilization
  • 5)  Embryo transfer

What is IVF pregnancy?

IVF involves several steps -ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, fertilization, and embryo transfer. The 3 main approaches to IVF that involve no, or fewer drugs are natural cycle IVF, mild stimulation, and in vitro maturation (IVM).

What is IVF success rate?

The latest report from 2021, show that 55% of IVF procedures in women ages 35 and under resulted in a live birth. Women under 30 have a 44% chance of a live birth in their first IVF cycle. Women under 30 have a live-birth rate of 69% to 92% after 7 cycles. Women aged 40-44 have an 11% chance of a live-birth rate in their 1st IVF cycle. After 7 cycles live-birth chances increase to 21% to 37%

What does IVF stand for?

In Vitro Fertilization.

What type of treatment is it?

It is for infertility. It helps women have a baby.

Type of procedure?

It is a minimally invasive procedure.

Recovery time?

Recovery time is about one day.


It takes less than 5 minutes.

How long is my hospital stay?

Not typically needed

How to prepare for IVF process?

Your doctor needs to know when you are in ovulation. You can chart temperature, or they may prescribe birth control pills during the cycle before treatment. This will improve the chances of success and decrease your risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. After you ovulate, your doctor will start you on medications to stimulate ovulation.

When can I travel after IVF transfer?

It is okay to travel from the time the embryo transfers until the time of the pregnancy test. There is no evidence that travel impacts IVF pregnancy success rates. If you are having and embryo transfer, you can usually travel on the same day.

How long does it take for IVF start to finish?

It can take up to six weeks to complete a cycle of IVF from start to finish, and once your embryo transfer is completed.

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