Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is any kind of help we give a couple in achieving a pregnancy, from simply maximizing a couple's chances of achieving a pregnancy by teaching them to properly time intercourse to using the most sophisticated techniques to help a single sperm fertilize an egg in the laboratory.
Options for fertility treatment include:
Before any treatment can be properly prescribed, we need to assess the underlying condition causing your infertility. That's why all of our patients start with a complete series of testing and diagnosis procedures.Read More
One of the more popular infertility treatments to increase the numbers of sperm reaching the egg is intrauterine insemination (IUI) with washed sperm.Read More
This is a variation of IVF in which fertilization is achieved by direct injection of a single sperm into the egg. It is utilized when the male partner has a significant sperm problem, or when IVF is planned and there is another significant concern regarding fertilization.Read More
This technique is also a variation of IVF involving removal of a polar body (genetic material next to the maturing egg), or a cell from the dividing embryo for genetic analysis to avoid the transfer of genetically abnormal embryos or embryos carrying a genetic abnormality linked to the sex of the offspring (generally the male).Read More
On average, close to one-half of 4- to 8-cell embryos at day 2 or 3 are chromosomally abnormal. By culturing these embryos for an additional 2 to 3 days, more chromosomally normal embryos will be selected out naturally and develop to the blastocyst (5-day-old) stage in the laboratory.Read More
The physicians at Reproductive Partners Medical Group encourage the use of Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET), which is often safer than transferring more than one embryo.Read More
For women with premature ovarian failure, poor follicle development, genetic diseases, or chromosomal abnormalities, egg donation offers the chance to delivery a healthy baby.
Egg freezing, with subsequent thawing, fertilization and creation of a successful pregnancy is an advancement that has eluded reproductive endocrinologists for the first three decades of in vitro fertilization. The major stumbling block was ice crystal formation that damaged the frozen egg.Read More
As you can see, many of these procedures are very similar, and some procedures, as defined by certain groups, may overlap. Others may be done in conjunction with IVF.
In order for you to maximize your chance of success using these techniques, it's important that you educate yourself about which procedures might be appropriate for you.
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