IHR's IVF program is well respected for its quality of services.
The IVF Treatment laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. A program of ongoing research keeps our level of IVF treatment and protocols at state-of-the-art. Our IVF program serves as a training ground for colleagues from all over the world. The IHR experts work closely with couples undergoing the many different types of assisted fertility treatments available. We are renowned for our specialized knowledge and high IVF success rates even in difficult cases. IHR's expertise in IVF lies in our willingness and ability to individualize our approach to best suit each and every one of our patients. If you have any questions as you review the material on IVF, please contact us for a FREE Pre-IVF E-Mail Consultation.
In Vitro Fertilization means literally, fertilized in the laboratory. IVF is the most widely used procedure in a family of treatments included under the general category known as A.R.T. (Assisted Reproductive Technology). In an IVF treatment, eggs are obtained from the female after her ovaries have been stimulated with infertility drugs. While under a short period of sedation and with the use of ultrasound guidance, a needle is inserted into the ovaries and the eggs are aspirated. These eggs are then fertilized in the laboratory (in-vitro) with the partner's sperm and the developing embryos are cultured from three to six days.
Embryo transfer is typically performed on day three of the IVF process or on day five at the blastocyst stage of embryo development. The embryo transfer procedure is performed with a tiny catheter, usually unperceivable to the patient, in which embryos are placed into the uterine cavity. A blood sample is taken to determine pregnancy.
The advances in ART have allowed thousands of couples to have the chance of having children, who might otherwise not have been able to conceive and IHR is the leader in IVF Treatment. There are many issues to consider that can influence your prospects of conceiving. Both partners require a careful evaluation. IHR will utilize a thorough approach, covering all aspects of both partners physical and emotional well-being. After completing this evaluation, you may find that you have a good chance of getting pregnant naturally, given a bit more time. This is one consideration during our pre-IVF consultation. Oftentimes there are some specialized tests to be performed depending on the type of infertility. Many times, however, couples who have been unsuccessful in starting a family have a long history and all the tests have been done. These couples can usually move directly into IVF.
Perhaps less known is our work with individuals and couples who are considering assisted reproduction, but who are uncertain of their next step. We encourage anyone, before they make a decision, to consult with us. Currently, we are offering a FREE Pre-IVF E-Mail Consultation.