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In Vitro Fertilization Des Moines IA

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.

Mary Lynn Campbell, MD
(770) 972-0330
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1986

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Fredric Eliot Sager
(515) 243-4241
303 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donald P Jensen
(515) 282-2319
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Tamara Dassanayake
(515) 327-5972
330 Laurel St # 1100
Des Moines, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Michael Charles Mintzer, MD
(515) 251-4932
1145 66th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul George La Point, MD
(314) 576-1001
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Saint Louis, Mo; Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; St Johns Mercy Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; St Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo
Group Practice: James L Ottolini Inc

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Linda Diane Railsback, MD
(515) 255-7818
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Broadlawns Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia

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Robert S Sieman, DO
(515) 274-0413
526 39th St
Des Moines, IA
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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Susan Carol Haskell, DO
PO Box 4557
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980

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Albert Jos Mintzer, MD
(515) 288-3287
945 19th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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