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Why Genetics & IVF Institute for In Vitro Fertilization?

Established in 1984, Genetics & IVF Institute has decades of experience in pioneering cutting-edge assisted reproductive technologies. Our expert physicians, scientists, and patient care team utilize proven techniques to provide our in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients with the best chance of achieving a healthy pregnancy. Our IVF program offers you the following benefits:

  • Experienced, compassionate physicians and staff who are dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality care and a full range of fertility treatment options.
  • A comprehensive fertility center that offers solutions for all of your fertility needs, all under one roof. Our center includes our in-house sperm bank, egg bank, and preimplantation genetic testing lab, and we can arrange on-site meetings with a representative from our affiliated surrogacy agency.
  • Expertise from pioneers and innovators in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and in reproductive genetics.

What Is IVF and Who Can Benefit from IVF Treatment?

For pregnancy to occur, an egg must be fertilized by a sperm. When fertilization happens inside the body, it’s called in vivo fertilization. When fertilization happens outside of the body, it’s called in vitro fertilization, or IVF.

There are many reasons a patient may have difficulty getting pregnant. Some include damaged fallopian tubes, male factor infertility, endometriosis, or unexplained infertility, and Genetics & IVF Institute can help treat infertility. We also treat patients interested in preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) or PGT for sex selection.

IVF treatments are also helpful to patients in the LGBTQ+ community, older patients and patients with low ovarian reserve, patients who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and patients with premature ovarian failure.

How Does the IVF Process Work?

In an unassisted pregnancy, an egg must be released from the ovary and united with a sperm. Fertilization then takes place in the fallopian tube, which connects the uterus to an ovary. To understand IVF, it is helpful to understand the typical 28-day menstrual cycle shown below.

With IVF, the union occurs in a laboratory after the eggs and sperm have been collected. Simply put, an IVF cycle is an exaggeration of the first half of your regular menstrual cycle—the follicular phase. The same things that occur during a normal menstrual cycle occur in an IVF cycle, and in the same order. However, instead of one follicle producing one egg, the goal is to stimulate multiple follicles in both ovaries, thereby producing multiple eggs.

The primary difference between an IVF cycle and a regular menstrual cycle is that eggs are retrieved at the point of maturation and are fertilized in the IVF lab. Embryos are then transferred to the uterus to initiate pregnancy. Once the embryos are transferred back into the uterus, there is nothing distinguishable between embryos fertilized in the body or in an IVF laboratory.

IVF is also used in conjunction with several other fertility treatments, such as donor egg IVF, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), and fertility preservation methods.


The IVF Lab at the Genetics & IVF Institute

GIVF utilizes state-of-the-art equipment in our specially configured lab, where our embryologists use laser-based micromanipulation for assisted hatching and embryo biopsy.

Since our labs are all in-house, our embryologists work closely with your reproductive endocrinologists to assure that the fertilization, development, and selection of embryos for transfer will be performed at the highest level of professional excellence. Patients can have confidence that our highly experienced expert team of embryologists can help turn their dream of having a child into a reality.

 

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) FAQs

We do not offer IVF for patients older than 45. However, patients over 45 may still have other options for building their families. Your GIVF reproductive endocrinologist will recommend an appropriate fertility treatment for you depending on your medical history and diagnostic test results.

From the point of your initial consultation with GIVF, you potentially could start an IVF cycle within weeks. Your GIVF fertility physician will determine the appropriate clinical time frame for your fertility treatment, but each patient decides when it is right for them to begin.

We accept new patients every day. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can get started!

Patients have two basic choices for pregnancy after a tubal ligation—surgery to attempt to repair the tubes or in vitro fertilization (IVF). There are pros and cons to each, and the best choice depends on your personal situation. Surgery offers the option of achieving pregnancy naturally, without repeated treatments, but it can carry the rare risks of surgery and in some cases is not successful because of the type of tubal ligation used or any tubal damage done initially. IVF offers the chance for pregnancy without having to undergo an operation and continuing contraception or birth control against future pregnancies after the completion of your family.

The cost of IVF depends on the treatment and the options selected. For IVF pricing information, contact us and ask to speak to a financial coordinator, or click here to learn about our various discounts and pricing packages.

We will not know the exact date of egg retrieval until two days prior to the procedure. The timing varies, but egg retrieval typically occurs about 12–14 days after the start of your IVF cycle.

Yes, but you should refrain from high-impact exercise and instead opt for workouts such as walking, swimming, or light yoga during your treatment. Leading up to the beginning of the IVF cycle, you may exercise as you normally do, but as you get closer to the egg retrieval, we will ask that exercise be decreased for health and safety reasons.

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