When less aggressive or simpler methods of infertility treatments have failed, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be an option that may provide you with a better chance of successful pregnancy. In some couples with certain medical conditions, IVF may be the first step in the treatment of infertility. These conditions include blocked fallopian tubes, severe endometriosis, male infertility, and unexplained infertility.
IVF is a complex and expensive procedure and involves combining a sperm and an egg outside the body in the laboratory and transferring the resulting embryo(s) back into the uterus.
There is a basic evaluation that couples have to undergo before they are considered for IVF. If eligible, a treatment plan is selected by the physician. The specific protocol assigned takes into consideration each couple’s unique circumstances with the hopes of providing the best outcomes.