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IVF Procedure


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injection for ovarian stimulation during ivf treatment

IVF Protocols for Ovarian Stimulation

During an IVF cycle, certain medications are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce numerous eggs. Doctors may give these medications in a variety of combinations called protocols. In conventional IVF, two protocols are commonly used: the long and the short. The drugs used in both protocols are the same; however, the dosages and the period of drug administration are different. Read more...

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sperm fertilizing the egg

Egg Retrieval, Sperm Collection and Fertilisation

Egg retrieval is performed before the second phase (fertilization) of an IVF cycle. It occurs when ovarian stimulation is successful. On the day of the egg collection, the male partner must give a sperm sample. After egg retrieval and semen prep, the IVF will begin and the sperm will fertilise the mature oocytes. Read more...

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embryo transfer into the uterus

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is a procedure that typically occurs two to three days after oocyte retrieval. The whole procedure is very easy and usually takes just a few minutes, followed by an additional 30-minute rest period. The doctor gently threads the catheter through the cervix and into the uterus, where he deposits the embryos. Read more...

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Pregnancy Test

Twelve days after the embryo transfer, the woman should take a blood pregnancy test to determine if she is pregnant. If embryo implantation has occurred, the beta-hCG hormone will be detectable in the mother's blood at that time. This hormone is what we look for with a pregnancy test. However, it is not recommended to take a urine pregnancy test after IVF treatment. Read more...

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embryologist working in the lab

Questions for each stage of IVF treatment

Questions and answers for each stage of IVF. Find answers to your questions about egg collection, sperm collection, fertilization, 1-2-3 day embryo development in the lab, and transfer of embryos to the uterus. Read more...

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