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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

What is IVF?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) directly translates to “the fertilization of eggs with sperm in glass.” In other words, “fertilization outside of the body in the laboratory.”

In a typical reproductive cycle, a woman produces a single egg. However, many women have the ability to produce extra eggs in response to fertility medications. In an IVF cycle, we use approximately 7-10 days of hormone injections to stimulate the growth of 10-15 follicles (each containing a single egg).

During a brief office-based procedure the eggs are retrieved and then fertilized in our laboratory. After the fertilized eggs reach the blastocyst stage of development they are biopsied (if Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) has been selected) and then cryopreserved for future use in a Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle.

*Our practice requires patients have a BMI less than 43 in order to undergo IVF treatment.

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IVF treats many types of infertility

IVF is a very successful treatment and is used to treat a wide variety of reproductive issues including blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, male factor, age related infertility, and unexplained infertility.

The decision to pursue IVF is one you will make with your physician. Your doctor will work with you to design the optimal IVF treatment. All of your questions and concerns are fully addressed in your consultation.

High pregnancy rates with fewer complications

The goal of all IVF programs is to have a high clinical pregnancy rate and a low multiple pregnancy rate. Dominion Fertility achieves these goals.

We achieve our success by transferring a single genetically normal embryo achieving a high clinical embryo implantation rate.

Our IVF multiple pregnancy rate (twins) is 1% – five times lower than the national average. Fewer multiple pregnancies lead to fewer complications and healthier babies.

Procedures done in-office by doctors you know and trust

Egg collections and embryo transfers are performed in our office by doctors who know you and your individual circumstances. We strive to provide a welcoming environment where you won’t feel rushed.

Dr. Michael DiMattina
Dr. Michael DiMattina
Infertility Specialist - Dr. Michael DiMattina
Dr. Susan Sarajari
Dr. Susan Sarajari
Reproductive Endocrinologist - Dr. Susan Sarajari
Dr. Tamar Matitashvili
Dr. Tamar Matitashvili
Fertility Specialist - Dr. Tamar Matitashvili

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) FAQ

Is there anything I cannot do while undergoing IVF?
Is IVF right for me?
What’s the cost of IVF?
Is the procedure for egg retrieval painful?
Does IVF use up all of a women’s eggs or deplete their egg supply?
Are the medications used in IVF painful to administer?
Do fertility hormones pose long term risk?
Are there risks to having a baby through IVF? Are IVF babies healthy?
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