When would you choose IVF treatment?
IVF, which is also known as In Vitro Fertilization, is a treatment provided at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center for couples in Castle Rock CO, Parker CO, Rapid City SD and surrounding areas that have been trying to conceive a child for over a year but have been unsuccessful. These couples, or individuals, may include an individual who has one of the following conditions:
- Unexplained Infertility
- Uterine Fibroids
- Ovulation Problems
- Fallopian Tube Damage/Blockage
- Low Sperm Count
- Previous Tubal Ligation
5 Stages of the In Vitro Fertilization Process in Colorado & South Dakota
Stage 1: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (the process in which the ovaries are stimulated to make multiple oocytes)
During a normal menstrual cycle, while a group of oocytes (eggs) begins development only one progresses to maturity. In an effort to increase the chances for a pregnancy with IVF, it is necessary to stimulate multiple oocytes to develop. This increases the number of oocytes available for fertilization and transfer. IVF is performed in our Colorado location.
Stage 2: Egg aspiration (oocyte retrieval)
Despite the continuous growth of the follicle for more than 10 days, the egg does not complete the final maturation until a specific signal is given. This signal is given by the release of LH from the pituitary gland in the natural cycle. This release is blocked with the use of GnRH agonist or antagonist. During the IVF process, once it is determined the eggs are mature (by ultrasound assessment of the follicles and measurement of estradiol), this signal is given by the injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
Stage 3: Insemination (fertilization)
It is necessary for the male partner to abstain from ejaculation for two to three days prior to producing a semen specimen used for the IVF procedure, but a longer period of abstinence is NOT advisable. The staff will try to remind the male partner to ejaculate the day before or the day of the hCG injection.
Stage 4: Embryo development and transfer
When an egg is fertilized, it can be identified by the presence of a male and female nucleus inside the egg. These nuclei contain the genetic material from the sperm and the egg. This developmental stage only lasts for a few hours before the egg continues on to prepare for cell division and development of an embryo.
Stage 5: Implantation and embryo support
In the natural process of fertilization, the lining of the uterus is made ready for implantation by a small cyst on the ovary called the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum actually arises from the ruptured follicle. The hormone progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum and helps to keep the lining of the uterus prepared for implantation of the embryo(s).
Frequently Asked IVF Questions
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Additional procedures utilized in conjunction with IVF
- Embryo Cryopreservation
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- Assisted Hatching (AH)
- Preimplantation Genetic Testing
- Donor Egg (Donor Oocyte)
- Egg Freezing
Guarantee your IVF Outcome
Ensure the outcome of your IVF procedures; if live birth is not achieved after 3 cycles or attempts, you receive your money back. IVF insurance also includes coverage for pre-screening costs, consultations, medications, professional counseling and therapy, and even travel expenses (if traveling over 250 miles). IVF cycles can be fresh or frozen. Get your quote in as little as 2 minutes by clicking here.
Rocky Mountain Fertility offers IVF service that patients in Colorado trust. Dr. Smith has received the Patient’s Choice Award for six straight years as an accomplished fertility doctor in Denver, Colorado.
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center proudly provides Castle Rock, Parker and Denver Colorado, as well as in Rapid City, South Dakota with IVF services. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call (303) 999-3877 or fill out a Contact Form here.