What is Stimulated IVF?

IVF literally means “the fertilization of eggs with sperm in glass” which translates to fertilization outside of the body in the laboratory. There are two types of IVF: Stimulated Cycle IVF and Natural Cycle IVF (NC IVF).  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 a Stimulated Cycle IVF 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 Screening (PGS) has been selected) and then cryopreserved for future use in a Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle.

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IVF treats many types of infertility

IVF is a very successful treatment and 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 stimulated cycle IVF is made with you together with your physician who designs the optimal IVF treatment.  All of your questions and concerns are fully addressed in your consultation.

Procedures done in our office by doctors you know and trust

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

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 only 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 leads to fewer complications and more healthy babies.

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