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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
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
January 10, 2019
Category: IVF
Tags: infertility   IVF  

Are you having trouble getting pregnant? In vitro fertilization (IVF) may help you expand your family. Dr. Minna Selub, your South Florida ivfphysician, 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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