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In Vitro Fertilization Bristol RI

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.

Maureen Patrice Malee, MD
851 Main St
Warren, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1984

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James Denver Perkins, MD
(267) 975-0852
1601 Main Rd
Tiverton, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983

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Triste Marie Coulombe
(401) 863-2290
77 Turnpike Ave
Portsmouth, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Triste Coulombe
(401) 863-2290
77 Turnpike Avenue
Portsmouth, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Stephen T Gagliardi
(508) 730-1666
1565 N Main St
Fall River, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Erin Mccormick Stone, MD
(508) 612-0093
53 Martin Ave
Barrington, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 2003

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Triste M Coulombe, MD
(207) 777-4300
69 Turnpike Ave
Portsmouth, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1995

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Warren Arthur Wood, MD
(248) 288-2288
490 Dillon Ln
Swansea, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1961

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Erron Samuel Plosker
(508) 676-3411
1030 President Ave
Fall River, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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484 Highland Ave
Fall River, MA
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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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