If you're considering IVF insemination, this article covers what's involved. Learn about the process and what to expect, so you can make the best decision for your family.

What is Involved in IVF Insemination?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a process of fertilization where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilize them in a liquid in a laboratory. The fertilized egg (zygote) or eggs (zygotes) are then transferred to the patient’s uterus with the intent to establish a successful pregnancy.

The Process of IVF Insemination

The first step in the IVF process is to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. This is done through a combination of medications and ultrasounds. Once the eggs are mature, they are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure. The eggs are then fertilized with sperm in a laboratory dish and incubated for several days. Once the eggs have fertilized and begun to divide, they are called embryos. The embryos are then transferred to the patient’s uterus through the cervix. The number of embryos transferred will depend on the patient’s age, the quality of the embryos, and the patient’s medical history.

IVF is a complex and costly procedure, but it has the potential to help patients with a wide variety of fertility issues conceive a child. While success rates vary, IVF can be a successful option for many patients.

Find out what is involved as scientists inseminate the egg via a standard IVF insemination method, following the egg collection and sperm preparation.

For more information contact your local City Fertility Clinic.

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