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In Vitro Fertilization Forrest City AR

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.

Greg Couch
(870) 630-2328
1825 E Broadway St
Forrest City, AR
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Paul David Neblett, MD
1601 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1996

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Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates
(877) 801-5353
9101 Kanis Road, Suite 300
Little Rock, AR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Dr.Phillip Gullic
(501) 327-6547
2519 College Avenue
Conway, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Conway Reg Med Ctr, Conway, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Ralph G Kramer, MD
(479) 441-5350
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Medical Management, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1944
Hospital
Hospital: Select Specialty Hosp, Fort Smith, Ar

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Cem Sarinoglu, MD
(870) 633-0091
902 Holiday Dr Ste 102
Forrest City, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ege Univ, Tip Fak, Izmir, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp-Forrest, Forrest City, Ar
Group Practice: Women's Health Clinic

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Cem Sarinoglu
(870) 633-0091
902 Holiday Dr
Forrest City, AR
Specialty
Ultrasonography,
Education
English
Professional Memberships
BMH ForrestCity

Scott A Bailey
(479) 521-4433
4301 Greathouse Springs Rd
Johnson, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Todd Hannah
(479) 271-0005
2900 Medical Center Pkwy
Bentonville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kenneth James Lambert
(870) 536-7400
1708 Doctors Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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