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In Vitro Fertilization Salt Lake City UT

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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(801) 878-8888
10150 South Petunia Way
Sandy, UT
Services and Treatments Available
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Janice L Byrne, MD
(801) 581-8425
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Business
University of Utah Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Kathryn Beard, MD
(801) 355-9951
455 Es Temple South
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1965

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Grant Pierce Bagley, MD
(202) 942-5928
515 S 400 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Legal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc

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Lois Jeanne Gemmell, MD
(801) 355-9951
455 E South Temple Ste 202
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Avenues Women'S Ctr

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Joanne S Hinson, MD
(801) 322-1214
850 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Business
OB/GYN Clinic Inc
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Madhuri Shah, MD
(801) 531-9192
515 S 400 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Sn Med Coll, Agra Univ, Agra, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1965

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Cynthia Susan Cannon, MD
455 E South Temple Ste 202
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1991

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Diane Elizabeth Ellis
(801) 539-8617
461 S 400 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Llewellyn Jones
(801) 468-0354
3195 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT
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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