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In Vitro Fertilization Broomfield CO

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.

Andrew McBride, MD
(303) 837-7682
2005 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Business
Mountain States Urogynecology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Loralie Davis Moeller, MD
(303) 439-8910
6363 W 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Avista Adventist Hosp, Louisville, Co
Group Practice: Avista Womens Care

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Charles David Parke, DO
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Kimberlee Barnes
(303) 460-7116
6363 W 120th Ave # 300
Broomfield, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.6, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Kiran Babu Tam Tam, MD
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1997

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Arthur S Waldbaum MD
(303) 298-0222
1201 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Susan Beth Robertson, MD
1420 W Midway Blvd
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Joseph Geo Morgan, MD
(248) 652-9666
88 Lamar St
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Karin Grace Spears, MD
(303) 439-8910
6363 W 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1991

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John C Herlevich, MD
(303) 427-3888
8400 Alcott St Ste 103
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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