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Here’s what everyone should know about getting in-vitro fertilization.
If you are having trouble conceiving, then you may be ready to consider other options to improve your chances of getting pregnant. While in-vitro fertilization is a common and popular fertility treatment, our Weston, FL, physicians Drs. Minna Selub, Kimball Pomeroy, and Nirvika Singh also want to provide information about IVF that everyone should know before deciding on their fertility treatment. Talk to your Physician Weston today.
Get Healthy First
One way to improve success rates for IVF is to make sure that you are leading a healthy lifestyle before treatment. So, what does that look like exactly? A healthy lifestyle includes:
- Quitting smoking and all tobacco products
- Maintaining a healthy weight or losing excess weight
- Reducing alcohol consumption (or avoiding alcohol completely)
- Staying fit and active
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
If you have certain health problems such as hypertension or diabetes it’s also important that you have these conditions under control before turning to our Physician Weston fertility physicians for IVF.
IVF Takes Time
All good things take time, right? For IVF to work, our team needs to wait until the eggs are released from the ovaries to collect them. Before we can collect them, you will need to first take medication for several weeks to stimulate egg production. You will also need to come in regularly for check-ups and monitoring. The total length of IVF treatment can take about 4-5 weeks. Even once the procedure is over, you will still need to come back into our Physician Weston office so we can implant the embryo.
Consider Your Age
Your age is one factor that will determine the success of IVF. The younger a woman is when undergoing fertility treatment, the better her success rate. Fertility begins to decline by around 35 years old and will continue to decline with age. While this doesn’t mean that couples in their 40s cannot experience success through IVF (quite the contrary), it is a bit more challenging and something worth discussing with our physicians.
Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston Fl is your premier practice for fertility treatment and gynecologic care, backed by compassionate and knowledgeable physicians. We are also proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community. If you want to learn more about in-vitro fertilization and whether it’s right for you call us today at (954) 217-3456.
While there are many treatment options available to improve the odds of conceiving, infertile couples and couples dealing with fertility issues often turn to us for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. After all, IVF does have the highest success rate of any assisted reproductive technology (ART), which also makes it the most popular option for couples looking to get pregnant. Dr. Minna Selub, your South Florida physician, offers IVF treatment at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL and serving patients from South Florida, including the Jacksonville and Tampa areas.
How does IVF work?
There are several steps involved in getting IVF. During the first step, we will prescribe a fertility medication that will stimulate egg production. It’s important to retrieve several eggs, as this will increase the odds of one of them being fertilized. During this phase, your fertility doctor will also run blood tests and an ultrasound to check the ovaries and your hormone levels.
The next step involves retrieving the eggs. This requires us to perform a simple surgical procedure in which we use a thin needle to remove the egg via the pelvic cavity. You will be under the effects of local anesthesia and sedation to ease any discomfort. Once the eggs have been retrieved they will be combined with sperm in a laboratory so that the sperm can fertilize the egg.
Once the eggs have been fertilized (this usually occurs within 3-5 days after the egg retrieval procedure), we will place one or more embryos directly into the uterus where they can implant. The placement of the embryos is done right here in our office and is completely painless.
From start to finish, it can take several months to complete one treatment cycle of IVF. While it is possible for a woman to conceive after just one round of IVF (usually around a 33 percent rate), the rate increases with more IVF cycles.
Who should consider IVF?
IVF can be an ideal treatment for many couples who are having issues with infertility. You may be right for IVF if you are dealing with,
- Damaged, blocked or removed fallopian tubes
- Ovulation disorders or uterine fibroids
- Decreased sperm count or sperm motility
- Genetic disorders
- Unexplained infertility
If you are having trouble conceiving and want to find out if IVF is right for you, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Minna Selub, your South Florida physician at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies. Call (954) 217-3456.
Are you having trouble getting pregnant? In vitro fertilization (IVF) may help you expand your family. Dr. Minna Selub, your South Florida physician, offers IVF treatment and other fertility services at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL and serving patients from South Florida, including the Jacksonville and Tampa areas.
What is IVF?
The first step in IVF involves stimulating the ovaries with fertility medication to produce multiple eggs. Once the eggs have matured, they're removed with a hollow needle during a minor surgical procedure. Extracted or donor eggs are then mixed with sperm in a laboratory. Healthy embryos resulting from the procedure are implanted in your uterus during the final step in the treatment. If one or more of the eggs implant in the lining of your uterus, you will become pregnant.
Am I a good candidate for IVF?
Your South Florida physician may recommend IVF if:
- Your infertility is due to a problem with your Fallopian tubes: Your eggs can't travel from your ovaries to your uterus if there's an issue with your Fallopian tubes. IVF may be recommended if one or both of your tubes are missing or if the tubes are blocked, damaged or scarred.
- You have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Your ovaries may fail to release eggs if you have PCOS, even though the eggs are mature. The IVF procedure can help you overcome this obstacle to parenthood.
- Your male partner suffers from infertility. IVF is often recommended if the male partner has a low sperm count or an abnormality with his sperm. During the IVF procedure, the healthiest sperm are selected to increase the chances of pregnancy. If your partner has a very low sperm count, it may even be possible to extract a single sperm cell using intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
- You have endometriosis: Endometriosis can cause scarring in and around your Fallopian tubes and ovaries. Thanks to IVF treatment, it may be possible to finally become pregnant.
- You have other fertility issues: IVF may also be a good option if you have an unexplained fertility problem, decreased ovarian reserves or irregular ovulation.
Would you like to learn if IVF is right for you? Call Dr. Minna Selub, your South Florida physician at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL and serving patients from South Florida, Orlando and throughout the state. Call (954) 217-3456 to schedule an appointment.
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