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In Vitro Fertilization Nashua NH

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.

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Nashua, NH
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David Saul Deifik, MD
(603) 537-4300
21 E Hollis St
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1976

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Peggy Gregory, MD
(603) 577-4300
21 E Hollis St
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1993

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Carolyn Drake, MD
(603) 577-3170
10 Prospect St # F
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Karen Maynard
(603) 577-3100
10 Prospect St # 303
Nashua, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Southern Nh Hosp.
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Marcus C Hermansen
(603) 577-2565
8 Prospect St
Nashua, NH
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Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Michael Hayes Sisitsky, MD
(603) 881-8500
10 Prospect St
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1987

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Rebecca Smith Green, MD
(603) 881-8500
280 Main St Ste 131
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Mark Alexander Conway, MD
(603) 883-3365
460 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Alyse Kanter
(603) 577-3131
10 Prospect St # 402
Nashua, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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