In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) is a two-part assisted reproductive technology procedure performed as an infertility treatment at Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC), a top Los Angeles fertility clinic.
IVF (in vitro fertilization) requires the female partner to receive a series of injections of potent fertility drugs, which induce ovulation. These fertility medications, such as clomiphene citrate (Clomid), cause her ovaries to produce several mature eggs (oocytes) at the same time as opposed to just one in a normal, unmedicated menstrual cycle. This enables the woman an increased chance of conceiving, and the ability to select the most viable embryos by an assisted reproductive technology we perform in our IVF lab called PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis).
Egg retrieval proceeds by removing the oocytes from the ovaries under light sedation using an intravaginal aspiration process that takes just a few minutes to perform. A semen specimen is obtained from the male partner, and eggs and sperm are combined in the IVF laboratory. Within three to six days, embryos developing from this process are evaluated, and some are selected for embryo transfer (ET).
Under ultrasound guidance with 3-D/4-D real-time technology (the most precise way to transfer embryos), the embryos are instilled into the uterus via a thin, flexible plastic tube, which is gently passed through the opening in the cervix leading to the interior of the uterus. You literally get to watch the embryo transfer into your uterus as it happens! In about 12 days, a blood test for pregnancy is performed to determine whether the transfer resulted in a pregnancy.
SCRC's approach to in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET), like all of our assisted reproductive technologies, represents the state of the art technology available in infertility treatment.
Our infertility treatment methods, bolstered by nearly 30 years of experience, have resulted in the birth of over 10,000 healthy babies throughout the greater Los Angeles area, with locations in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Valencia, Palmdale / Lancaster, & Beverly Hills.
To Find Out More About IVF-ET:
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