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By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
March 22, 2021
Category: IVF
Tags: IVF   In-Vitro Fertilization  

Learn more about IVF, when it’s the ideal treatment and how it could improve your chances of getting pregnant.

When couples or individuals have trouble conceiving naturally, they often turn to our team of embryologists and OBGYNs here in Weston, South Florida. Thanks to amazing and always advancing technology, we offer a variety of treatment options to help couples achieve their dreams of becoming parents. Here’s what you should know about IVF, including when to consider this form of fertility treatment.

What is in-vitro fertilization (IVF)?

IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology that combines a woman’s egg with sperm in a laboratory to create an embryo, which is then placed into the woman’s uterus for implantation. One IVF cycle can take about 2-3 weeks; however, some women may need more than one cycle. From start to finish, the process is usually about 6-8 weeks from consultation to insemination.

Here are the steps involved in undergoing IVF,

Step 1: Consultation: This initial appointment with us is the time to ask us any questions or address any concerns you might have. We will go through your treatment plan and your medical history to make sure that you are an ideal candidate for IVF.

Step 2: Preparing for IVF: During this process, you will go through several procedures including blood tests and ultrasounds. The woman will be placed on fertility medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. You will be monitored frequently by our Weston, South Florida OBGYNs to measure your hormone levels. You will also receive a hormone injection a few days before retrieving the egg.

Step 3: Retrieval process: Multiple eggs are retrieved during a minor inpatient procedure. The male will also provide a sperm sample. The egg retrieval process takes about 30 minutes.

Step 4: Insemination: We will then combine the eggs and the sperm in a lab to fertilize the egg. About 3-5 days after fertilization has occurred, we will implant the embryos into the uterus. About two weeks later you’ll come back into our practice for a blood test to see if you are pregnant.

When is IVF a good option?

IVF may be a great option for,

  • Women who are dealing with fertility issues, including older women
  • Women diagnosed with endometriosis
  • Low sperm count in men
  • Women with damaged fallopian tubes

We have couples and individuals traveling from all over the state of Florida, from Jacksonville and Tampa to Orlando and the surrounding Weston, South Florida area, turning to us for in-vitro and other fertility services. If you want to learn more about IVF and whether it’s the right option for you, call Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies at (954) 217-3456

By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
December 30, 2020
Category: IVF
Tags: Infertility Doctor  

Your ideal time to pursue parenthood may not always coincide with your body's version of the ideal. The good news is that others have been where you are and have been able to successfully conceive. This has been possible thanks to treatment options available through your South Florida infertility doctors of the Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies, Dr. Minna Selub, Dr. Kimball Pomeroy, and Dr. Nirvika Singh of the in Weston, FL.

A number of medical factors could be making it difficult for you and your partner to conceive. Too often, couples with similar difficulties are given conflicting advice that they should either relax and let nature take its course, or told that they are not putting in enough effort. As if fertility is a mental state they simply have to push themselves through.

Many women are led to believe it is only them that bear the brunt of fertility. It is true that with age a woman's fertility decreases, but after the age of 40, men may experience a decrease in semen volume and mobility.

It's important to remember that not everyone's path to fertility is the same. So treatments may vary widely from couple to couple. At times it may be necessary to combine treatments for improved chances of success.

As the most basic treatment, your fertility doctor can help you develop a schedule for when you are most likely to become pregnant. That is, during ovulation.

Medical insemination of healthy sperm during this time frame may also be an option.

Fertility drugs, and medicine, such as estrogen modulators, may also be prescribed to assist in stimulating ovulation.

When other treatments have not provided the desired result your doctor may recommend in vitro fertilization (IVF). With this method, the egg is fertilized outside the womb, in a lab, after which it is re-implanted.

To correct problems like endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes, surgery may be required.

Infertility Treatments in Weston, FL
Your individual case will determine the types of treatment your doctor will advise for you and your partner, so it's very important to come in for a visit. Make your appointment today by calling Dr. Selub, Dr. Pomeroy, and Dr. Singh at the Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL, by dialing (954) 217-3456.

By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
August 20, 2020
Category: IVF
Tags: IVF   Natural Cycle IVF  

When you're ready to start a family, it can be stressful if conception doesn't come easily.

Infertility, which can affect both women and men, can be emotionally and physically difficult to cope with, and the infertility specialists at the Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, South Florida are here to help you through your journey to becoming a parent.

One option for helping you conceive is Natural Cycle IVF, offered by the infertility specialists at our Weston, South Florida office. You'll be under the direct care of Dr. Minna Selub, Dr. Kimball Pomeroy, and Dr. Nirvika Singh. This limited-injection option uses oral medication rather than intravenous administration, making it both less painful and less expensive while still effective in helping you create the family of your dreams.

What is Natural Cycle IVF?

Natural Cycle IVF from our Weston Florida Infertility Specialist uses an oral medication to stimulate the development of eggs and ovarian follicles, helping the body to create stronger eggs and increase your chances of growing more for than one egg for retrieval.

One the eggs have matured, your infertility specialist at our Weston, South Florida office will give you an injection to spur ovulation. The eggs will be harvested around 36 hours later and retrieved using a thin needle. Viable eggs will be fertilized in our lab, and if an embryo develops it will be placed back in your uterus.

What are the benefits of Natural Cycle IVF?

  • Lower cost
  • No daily injections
  • No regular blood drawing to monitor hormone levels
  • Reduced risk of multiple pregnancies
  • Less risk of excess embryo production
  • No risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

While many appreciate the largely needle-free aspect of Natural Cycle IVF, as well as its greater affordability, those considering the procedure should know it has a lower success rate per egg retrieval than traditional IVF. Ask your Weston Florida Infertility Specialist about which version of IVF is best suited for your needs.

Let the infertility specialists at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies assist you on your path to parenthood. Make an appointment at our Weston, South Florida office today by calling Dr. Minna Selub, Dr. Kimball Pomeroy, and Dr. Nirvika Singh at 954-217-3456.

By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
July 06, 2020
Category: IVF

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.

By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
June 18, 2019
Category: IVF
Tags: Untagged

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.

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