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Do It Yourself In Vitro Fertilization
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IVF summary: Essentially a woman takes fertility drugs to make muliple egg form, the eggs are removed and fertilized in a petri dish with sperm (partner's or donor) the embryos created are put back in with an embryo transfer 2-5 days later. Ivf usually costs around $10, 000. For details on the procedure and costs refer to my website www.Rockymountainfertility.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: People who have been properly counseled, and who enter into ivf voluntarily and with knowledge, generally describe the experience as positive. The procedure is quite succesful in large numbers of cases, also a positive outcome. Risks are limited, and significant complications are uncommon, if not rare. ...Read more
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Vitro is in the lab: In vitro fertilization, ivf, means in latin 'in glass', that is, in the laboratory. In vivo is in the body. In ivf, eggs are removed from the ovary with a needle and inseminated in the laboratory. Ivf is a good treatment for blocked fallopian tubes, and works great for simply enhancing fertility. In addition, new technologies for embryo assessment are great for choosing healthy embryos. ...Read more
Depends: 1. Insurance coverage or the whole process, part, medication, how many trials...2. Geography prices maybe different in different parts of the country 3. Requirement for additional procedures e.g. Surgical sperm harvest or genetic diagnosis of the embryos 4. Cost for undesired effects effects of treatment e.G multiple pregnancy. Based on these and many factors the economic impact could be vary. ...Read more
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