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What is do it yourself in vitro fertilization and does it work?

What is do it yourself in vitro fertilization and does it work?

Impossible: That would be impossible. In Vitro Fertilization means "In Glass Fertilization" essentially making a baby in a petridish (which used to be glass). How you could remove the eggs from your body and then separate the sperm to fertilize the eggs would be impossible in a DIY method. You may be asking about DIY Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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What is in vitro fertilization?

What is in vitro fertilization?

Outside the Body: In Vitro means outside the body. So, IVF means fertilization outside the body. We remove the eggs from a woman's ovaries and collect a semen sample from the man for sperm. In the embryology laboratory, the sperm and eggs are combined to allow fertilization into embryos. We culture embryos for 3-5 days and then place them into the woman uterus and hope for implantation and a baby. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of in vitro fertilization?

IVF: is very safe and can be highly successful; it is usually expensive and can be stressful to go through. ...Read more

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Is in vitro fertilization safe?

Is in vitro fertilization safe?

Yes: People who have been properly counseled, and enter IVF voluntarily have few complications short or long-term. The procedure is successful, risks are limited, and significant complications are uncommon, if not rare. ...Read more

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Cost of in vitro fertilization in singapore?

Check with clinic: From looking at some blog posts on google the cost is around $12, 000 usd in 2010-2011. Try contacting a clinic there for more accurate up-to-date info. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an in vitro fertilization?

IVF Safe: Ivf is a very safe procedure but all procedures have risks. For brevity, biggest worries include hyperstimulation syndrome (ohss), ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, complicated pregnancy (probably from being infertile), bleeding (uncommon), discomfort for 24-48 hrs. Controversial is risk of baby health, cancer, icsi and genetics (imprinting disorders). Look up terms as no room to expand here. ...Read more

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How does in vitro fertilization work?

How does in vitro fertilization work?

Simple: Sometimes ivf sounds complicated but it is very simple. We want to see as many of your eggs as possible in a safe way to use the best ones for you. Injections allow us to get several eggs. The we make sure the sperm gets inside the eggs and that is done in the lab. And then we grew the embryo (early pregnancy) usually for 5 days and then easily place it back inside your body. ...Read more

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How much does in vitro fertilization cost?

It depends: IVF costs can vary from one center to another. A basic IVF cycle can range from from $7,000 to $15,000. There may be additional costs for additional procedures (assisted hatching, ICSI, cryopreservation, etc.). Medications and basic infertility testing are also not usually included in the basic IVF quoted price. Of course, a few are fortunate to have insurance coverage for IVF. ...Read more

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What happens when in vitro fertilization is done?

What happens when  in vitro fertilization is done?

Several steps: The woman is given injectable fertility drugs to produce several eggs. The eggs are removed from her ovaries through her vagina while under anesthesia. The eggs are fertilized with sperm and embryos are grown in our lab. An average of two advanced embryos (called blastocysts) are placed in her uterus and two weeks later we do a sensitive pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

= pregnancy resulting ...Read more