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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.

EverGreen Women's Health Care
(603) 577-FERT
280 Main Street, Suite 131
Nashua, NH
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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David Saul Deifik
(603) 577-4300
21 E Hollis St
Nashua, NH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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)
General Information
Hospital: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Jeffrey Earl Hubley
(603) 577-4300
21 E Hollis St
Nashua, NH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Denise Dawn Mc Hugh, MD
(603) 881-8500
10 Prospect St
Nashua, NH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Melissa Martinez-Adorno
(603) 577-3100
10 Prospect St # 303
Nashua, NH
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: WomanS Care Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Valerie Bell
(603) 577-4300
21 East Hollis Street
Nashua, NH
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Frank A Gaimari, MD FACS
44 Scott Ave
Nashua, NH
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Male
Education
Medical School: Saskatchewan
Graduation Year: 1961

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Sylvia W Horsley, MD
(603) 880-9200
166 Kinsley St Ste 204
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Southern New Hampshire Regiona, Nashua, Nh; St Joseph Hospital And Trauma, Nashua, Nh
Group Practice: Women's Medical Assoc

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Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis
(603) 577-4300
21 E Hollis St
Nashua, NH
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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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