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In Vitro Fertilization Morgantown WV

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.

David Alan Bowlin
(304) 292-7316
900 Fairmont Rd
Westover, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Allison Bahar Alexander, MD
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mohammed Ashraf
(304) 598-0141
200 Wedgewood Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Vincent Paul Kolanko
(304) 599-9400
1197 Van Voorhis Rd
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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William Neel Burns, MD
(304) 598-2200
4000 Hampton Ctr Ste A
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

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Susan Christine Capelle, MD
(412) 641-1000
1322 Pineview Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1991

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Linda Sue Linger, DO
(304) 234-1634
Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1987

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Cynthia Leah Walsh, MD
(304) 599-8790
1322 Pineview Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1992

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Louise E Van Riper, MD
(304) 599-6353
200 Wedgewood Dr Ste 201
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Monongalia County General Hosp, Morgantown, Wv
Group Practice: Women's Health Care-Morgantown

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Madhu Aggarwal, MD
(304) 598-6900
PO Box 9152
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: S M S Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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