If you’re not able to conceive a child naturally, the fertility specialists at New York Fertility Institute offers onsite in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments at their New York City office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. IVF treatments are an effective way to achieve a pregnancy in spite of fertility issues. You receive customized care designed to overcome fertility roadblocks and help you realize your dream of having a child of your own. Learn more about your options for IVF today by calling New York Fertility Institute or by requesting an IVF consultation online now.
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is an effective and safe assisted reproductive technique that can increase your success in achieving pregnancy if you’re having issues with infertility.
The goal of the IVF procedure is to combine sperm with an egg outside of the body to achieve an embryo. The fertility specialists then implant this embryo into your uterus.
The New York Fertility Institute medical team offers several types of IVF procedures, including:
Conventional IVF treatments require initial treatment with daily injectable medications to stimulate the production of a high number of eggs for retrieval.
Natural and mini IVF procedures require little or no medication before your eggs are retrieved for fertilization, allowing for the extraction of the best quality eggs.
Needle-free IVF uses oral and nasal medications to stimulate egg production, and all hormone testing is done through saliva and urine samples.
The New York Fertility Institute medical team also offers advanced IVF treatments that may include assisted hatching, preimplantation genetic testing, and gender selection, or blastocyst transfer procedures.
IVF treatments involve several steps before the fertilization process. The New York Fertility Institute staff provide necessary medications to stimulate ovulation before they can retrieve the eggs. Retrieval is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure where your doctor extracts as many as 20 eggs. You can also use previously frozen eggs or donor eggs for your IVF treatments.
Sperm comes from your male partner or a donor, and the team prepares the sample, separating the semen from other fluids.
Once the sperm and egg are ready for fertilization, your New York Fertility Institute provider uses a micro-thin pipette to inject a single sperm into the egg.
In the hours after fertilization, the New York Fertility Institute’s embryologist monitors the eggs under a microscope to ensure the sperm successfully penetrates the egg. Once this occurs, embryos can either be frozen or allowed to continue dividing in preparation for implantation into your uterus.
There are several additional options available during the cell division process, based on your needs, such as assisted hatching. This involves the breaking of the outer layer of the embryo, which helps it attach to the endometrial lining.
In some cases, the fertilized eggs may be allowed to continue dividing for up to six days and advanced to the blastocyst, or advanced embryo, stage.
Your New York Fertility Institute specialist discusses your specific procedure prior to IVF treatment, so you know what to expect.
If you’re interested in learning more about IVF, call New York Fertility Institute today or request a consultation online now.