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In Vitro Fertilization Castle Rock 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.

Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM)
(303) 788-8300
10290 RidgeGate Circle
Lone Tree, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
(303) 794-0045
271 W County Line Road
Littleton, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Jodell Kay Allen, MD
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1995

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Se-Ung Samuel Kim, MD
(303) 814-3396
207 Saratoga Mine Dr
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Heidi Oster
(303) 791-2112
10099 Ridgegate Parkway #370
Littleton, CO
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F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
(303) 999-3877
9235 Crown Crest Blvd - Suite 250
Parker, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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John B Laubach, MD
(303) 814-1851
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Palliative Medicine, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1959

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Lisa Anne Becker, MD
755 East Perry Street
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1993

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Johnny Emanuel Johnson
(303) 841-1221
16830 Northgate Dr
Parker, CO
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John Clement Stallworth, MD
(303) 795-3110
10099 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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