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In Vitro Fertilization Laramie WY

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.

Kathryn Kenton Kohler, MD
(307) 745-8991
204 McCollum St
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Michael Shine, MD
(307) 745-8991
186 Corthell Rd
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1968

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Kathryn D. Kenton Kohler
(307) 745-8991
"The Women's Clinic"
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Preventive Primary Care, Ultrasonography, Infertility
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
Ivinson Memorial Hospital

Cora Frances Salvino , MD
(307) 235-1503
2710 Harney St Ste 100
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female

Rickey Eugene Nagy, MD
(307) 332-9325
2359 Squaw Creek Rd
Lander, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided by:
Kathryn D K Kohler, MD FACS
(307) 745-8991
204 McCollum St
Laramie, WY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Utah
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided by:
Travis Don Klingler, MD
204 McCollum St Ste 104
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided by:
Walter Gerald Saunders , MD
(307) 672-2298
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male

Klingler, Travis D, MD - Womens Clinic
(307) 745-8991
204 Mccollum St Ste 104
Laramie, WY

Data Provided by:
Maura Jean Lofaro
(307) 733-8537
555 E Broadway
Jackson, WY
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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