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In Vitro Fertilization Ardmore OK

In Vitro Fertilization (literally, fertilization in glass) is a procedure during which the egg, instead of being fertilized in the woman's fallopian tube, is fertilized in a test tube or petri dish. When minimal sperm is available, frequently ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection - is performed.

Gregg Willard Carlson, MD
(580) 226-3543
PO Box 1765
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Midland Reg Med Ctr, Aberdeen, Sd
Group Practice: Obstetrics & Gynecology Assoc

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Richard Troy Lehman, DO
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1999

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Pamela Lynn Kimbrough, MD
(303) 861-4914
1045 15th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Richard Lehman
(580) 226-7800
921 14th Avenue Northwest
Ardmore, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Mary Riley Parker
(580) 223-3216
2002 12th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.James Forrestall
(580) 223-3411
830 16th Avenue Northwest
Ardmore, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Memial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mark E Melton, DO
2007 N Commerce St
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Donald Becker, MD
(580) 223-6134
1045 15th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Memorial Health Center, Ardmore, Ok
Group Practice: Ardmore Obstetrics Inc

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Mark Edward Melton
(580) 224-9000
731 12th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary R Parker, MD
(580) 224-9400
1045 15th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1989

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IVF, IVF with ICSI, IVM and Frozen Embryo Transfer

IVF, IVF with ICSI, IVM and Frozen Embryo Transfer
updated Feb 15, 2010

IVF - In Vitro Fertilization is a last resort for many couples. Most couples starting IVF have already been through long months of trying to conceive naturally, failed IUI - Intra Uterine Insemination - cycles, multiple tests, a lot of frustration and disappointment.

This article discusses the following topics:

What is IVF?
What is the process of IVF?
What is IVM - in vitro maturation?
What happens if there are 'left over' embryos - information about Frozen Embryo Transfer

What is IVF?
In Vitro Fertilization (literally, fertilization in glass) is a procedure during which the egg, instead of being fertilized in the woman's fallopian tube, is fertilized in a test tube or petri dish. When minimal sperm is available, frequently ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection - is performed.

How is IVF performed - what's the process?

Step 1 - Preparation
Both partners go through a variety of tests. These vary from one medical center to another, but often include hormone tests for the woman, AIDS and other tests for both partners and a sperm analysis for the man.

The medical center decides on a treatment plan -- how the egg production will be stimulated in the woman and when it will begin (on what day of the woman's cycle). This is what is referred to as your IVF protocol.

Frequently Lupron (also known as decapeptyl) is used to help the doctors take full charge of your hormones. It depresses your natural hormones, making the medication the sole source of ovarian stimulation.

Egg production is stimulated using hormones (e.g. Pergonal, Repronex, Fertinex, Follistim, Gonal F, Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, Profasi, and Menogon and Puregon), with the goal being to produce a "good" number of eggs to help increase the chances of having several viable embryos. (Good is defined differently in different medical centers). When too many follicles begin to ripen simultaneously, it raises the risk for OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome).

The stimulation of egg production takes anywhere from several days to close to two weeks. During this time the woman is monitored closely using ultrasound and blood tests. It is very common to make changes to the IVF protocol during the stimulation process.

What you feel: You may feel swollen or bloated from the multiple follicles that are growing. You may feel irritable or have other symptoms as a result of the hormone injections and you may feel anxious about the egg retrieval process and the success of your cycle. Many clinics now offer support groups for their patients.

Step 2 - Ova or Egg Aspiration / Retrieval
Once the eggs are ready, they are ...

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