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In Vitro Fertilization Whiteville NC

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.

Michael Osborne Brown, MD
7490 Andrew Jackson Hwy SW
Cerro Gordo, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1979

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Advanced Reproductive Concepts
(704) 947-9000
9800 West Kincey Avenue - Suite 160
Huntersville, NC
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Dr.Charles Harper
(336) 389-9898
706 Green Valley Rd # 506
Greensboro, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Robert L Peterson
(828) 322-4140
1501 Tate Blvd Se
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lawrence Ross Nycum, MD
(336) 277-8800
1010 Bethesda Ct
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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Susan Elizabeth Aycock, MD
(910) 647-0095
9605 Red Hill Rd
Clarkton, NC
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Bladen County Hosp, Elizabethtown, Nc
Group Practice: Bladen Medical Assoc

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Charles Walton Monteith, MD
3024 New Bern Ave Ste 300
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1997

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Janet Hunter Bull, MD
(770) 941-8662
28 Dunnwoody Ct
Arden, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Eugene Love, MD
(828) 693-0736
513 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Janine Keever
(828) 586-7802
64 Eastgate Drive
Sylva, NC
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Harris Regional Hospital
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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