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In Vitro Fertilization Bountiful UT

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.

Janice L Byrne, MD
(801) 581-8425
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
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University of Utah Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wallace D Smith
(801) 299-2229
620 Medical Dr
Bountiful, UT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nathan C Ward
(801) 299-2229
620 Medical Dr
Bountiful, UT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Molly Mears
(801) 299-2229
620 Medical Dr
Bountiful, UT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Clark Nelson, MD
(801) 298-4382
425 Medical Dr Ste 117
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Mountain West Ob-Gyn

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Joanne S Hinson, MD
(801) 322-1214
850 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Business
OB/GYN Clinic Inc
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Curtis Desmond White, MD
(801) 294-0191
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr Ste 460
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1975

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Celia Webb Blackburn, MD
(801) 294-1030
390 N Main St
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Molly Mears
(801) 299-2229
620 Medical Drive #150
Bountiful, UT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Lakeview
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Charles Matthew Peterson, MD
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Univ Of Utah Hosp And Clinics, Salt Lake Cty, Ut

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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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