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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.
If you are having trouble with infertility discover the options available to you.
According to the CDC, 7.5 million women between the ages of 15 to 44 are unable to become pregnant. There are many reasons why someone may have issues conceiving and we understand that it can be a frustrating and trying time. Our goal is to make these challenges easier to handle by offering a variety of treatment options to address infertility. Discover your options and when to start considering infertility treatment in Weston, FL.
While a lot of couples feel like immediately starting with the most aggressive treatments to get pregnant, it’s always comforting to hear that most couples are able to get pregnant from simpler measures like drugs or surgery. You have a lot of choices when it comes to fertility treatments, and sitting down with your Weston, FL physician will help you decide which options are best for you.
There are many reasons that someone may experience infertility. Determining the root cause will also help us decide which treatment options are going to be the most effective. Here are some of the most common types of fertility treatments:
Medication: Drugs are often recommended for men and women if there is a hormonal imbalance or if there is a lack of certain hormones that are causing problems conceiving. In some instances, medications may also help even if the cause is unknown.
Intrauterine insemination: This is a great option if sperm just needs a little boost to get to the egg. During insemination, sperm is inserted into the uterus during the appropriate time to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
Surgery: If you are suffering from ovarian cysts, endometriosis or damaged/blocked fallopian tubes this can also affect your fertility. By performing surgery we can often correct and repair these issues to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Assisted Reproductive Technology: If other issues are making it impossible for the sperm and egg to unite and other options haven’t proved effective, then a fertility specialist may recommend assisted reproductive technology. One of the most common types of ART is in vitro fertilization.
Whether you have questions about the different infertility treatments we offer or when to consider these options, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our Weston, FL physician is here to help make your dreams of becoming a parent a reality.
Welcome to the Blog of Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about your infertility treatment and our practice.
At Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their overall care during their quest to become parents. Our blog was designed to provide you with valuable infertility treatment information, advice about prenatal care, and insights into the latest medical developments in the field from our dedicated team.
Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with the rapidly advancing technology and treatments in fertility care.
We welcome all comments and questions.
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