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In Vitro Fertilization East Providence 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.

Marguerite B Vigliani, MD
(401) 438-1748
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
East Providence, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Women & Infants Hospital Of R, Providence, Ri

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Santina Lee Siena, MD
(401) 331-3000
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy Ste
East Providence, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1977

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Harris Galkin
(401) 434-7853
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
East Providence, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Karen L. McGoldrick
(401) 434-7853
Ste 401, 450 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Women & Infants
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Karen McGoldrick
(401) 434-7853
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
East Providence, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marguerite Vigliani
(401) 438-1748
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
East Providence, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Albert Fox, MD
(401) 438-6888
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
East Providence, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Harris Michael Galkin, MD
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy Ste
East Providence, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1978

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Santina Siena
(401) 434-7853
450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
East Providence, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.MARY CHRISTINA SIMPSON
(401) 383-7355
335 Rochambeau Avenue
Providence, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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