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In Vitro Fertilization Dallas TX

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.

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(214) 363-5965
5477 Glen Lakes Drive
Dallas, TX
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Gilda Cipriano, MD
(817) 684-5010
1615 Hospital Pkwy
Bedford, TX
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Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Peter J Julian, MD FACS
(214) 368-1909
3510 Turtle Creek Blvd Apt 2C
Dallas, TX
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Medical School: State Univ(buffalo)
Graduation Year: 1947

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Carter Jay Moore, MD
(903) 572-5882
4309 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1988

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Richard R Cunningham, MD
(713) 523-8585
3400 Welborn St Apt 428
Dallas, TX
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1967

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Center for Assisted Reproduction - Texas
(866) 284-5289
1701 Park Place Avenue
Bedford, TX
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Lori A Gore, DO
4034 Hawthorne Ave Apt 103
Dallas, TX
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1993

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Mary Shannon Gallagher, MD
(210) 692-9500
4606 Cedar Springs Rd Apt 731
Dallas, TX
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1994

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4034 Rawlins St Apt 206
Dallas, TX
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Dallas, TX
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
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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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