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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.

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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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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Douglas Ernest Trent, MD
(828) 326-3200
810 Fairgrove Church Rd
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, Nc; Catawba Mem Hosp, Hickory, Nc

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Christie C Davanzo
(336) 478-1016
628 Green Valley Rd
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Noemi Mariano Maydew, MD
(919) 782-9005
4301 Lake Boone Trl Ste 210
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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Allan Ross, MD
(919) 681-4877
108 Morganscliff Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc; Womens Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Green Valley Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility Pa

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Andrea Christine Foiles, MD
(910) 343-2516
1809 Glen Meade Rd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1998

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Sheppard Allen McKenzie
(919) 781-6200
3805 Computer Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Amy Marie Adelberg, MD
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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