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IVF: All About In-Vitro Fertilization – Positive Steps Fertility First Friday Live

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical procedure in which eggs are removed from a woman’s ovaries and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory dish. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the woman’s uterus with the hope that at least one will implant and grow into a healthy baby.

IVF is often used when other fertility treatments have failed or when a woman has blocked fallopian tubes, which prevent the egg and sperm from coming together naturally.

The first IVF baby was born in 1978, and the procedure has since helped millions of couples worldwide fulfill their dream of becoming parents.

IVF is a complex and expensive procedure, and it’s not without risks. But it has helped many couples who otherwise would have been unable to have a child achieve their dream of parenthood.

How IVF Works

During IVF, eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the uterus.

The first step of the IVF process is to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. This is done with injectable medications that are given over the course of several weeks.

Once the eggs are mature, they are retrieved from the ovaries in a minor surgical procedure called an egg retrieval. The eggs are then fertilized with sperm in a laboratory dish. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the uterus three to five days later.

IVF is a complex and expensive procedure, and it’s not without risks. But it has helped many couples who otherwise would have been unable to have a child achieve their dream of parenthood.

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