Dallas IVF uses IVF to help patients experience the joys of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood
When patients think about fertility treatment, they often associate it with in vitro fertilization, IVF. At Dallas IVF, we specialize in IVF and have built a reputation as a respected source for this advanced reproductive technology. The program at our Dallas fertility center consistently reports some of the highest pregnancy rates in the country. We have our experienced fertility specialists and our world-class fertility lab to thank for this accomplishment.
IVF involves several steps to lead you toward a healthy pregnancy
When a patient is considering IVF, the fertility specialists at our Dallas fertility center take the time to explain every step. There are distinct treatment phases involved with IVF and we want to make sure that our patients are fully informed about each one of them before committing to IVF treatment.
Your physician will review the IVF process in detail during one-on-one consultations.
Ovarian stimulation is the first step, and it involves taking injectable fertility medications, called gonadotropins. Our Dallas fertility center will monitor you with blood tests and ultrasounds every few days during this stage.
Egg retrieval is the next step. Once your physician determines that your eggs are mature, he or she will administer medication to prepare your eggs for ovulation and retrieval. Then, about 36 hours later, you will come in for outpatient egg retrieval. During this 10-15 minute procedure, your physician will use a thin needle to retrieve your mature eggs. You will be comfortably sedated during the procedure, and should arrange for a ride home.
Fertilization is the third step. A few hours after retrieval, your eggs will be fertilized with your partner’s or donor sperm. Fertilization can occur either by placing the sperm and eggs in a petri dish, or by using intracytoplasmic sperm injection, ICSI, to inject the sperm directly into each egg. ICSI is used when severe male infertility is present. Once an egg is fertilized, it is called an embryo, and it will start to grow and divide.
Embryo transfer is the final step. Approximately five days after egg retrieval, once the embryos have reached the blastocyst stage, the embryos are placed back into your uterus or frozen for a subsequent cycle. Your physician will then monitor you for signs of pregnancy.
Dallas IVF offers genetic testing to increase the likelihood of IVF success
Our Dallas fertility center often recommends genetic testing before IVF to rule out any genetic conditions that you or your partner could pass to your children. Dallas IVF can also perform preimplantation genetic screening, PGS, to check your embryos for abnormalities and select the best embryos for transfer.
Considering IVF to help you get pregnant? Contact Dallas IVF and our friendly office staff can help you schedule an appointment with one of the experienced fertility doctors at Dallas IVF.