In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF is a therapy that is used for treating infertility, as well as some genetic disorders. The IVF procedure involves taking oocytes, or eggs, from the woman’s body. Eggs and sperm are brought together in the laboratory (in vitro). Developing embryos are placed in the uterus, where pregnancy can occur.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Journey

Consultation

Meet with MRM to review medical history and testing results to determine optimal treatment plan for you.

Baselines & Teaching

We will review your IVF calendar and medications as well as instruct you on medication dosing and administration.

Stimulation & Monitoring

This involves taking injections for 8-12 days to stimulate the ovaries to grow multiple eggs. During this time, 4-5 monitoring visits will be done with bloodwork and ultrasound to monitor your progress.

Trigger

Once the follicles reach the appropriate size, a trigger medication will be given, and the egg retrieval will be planned for 36 hours after the trigger.

Egg Retrieval

The egg retrieval is a minor surgical procedure to remove the eggs. It is performed under conscious sedation with anesthesia with ultrasound guidance.

Fertilization

Fertilization can occur in one of two ways: conventional IVF or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Embryo Development

The embryo grows in the lab usually for a period of 5-6 days until it reaches the blastocyst stage. The embryologist will evaluate the embryos during this time and update you.

PGT/Embryo Cryopreservation

PGT is performed, which is a process of screening the embryos for chromosomal abnormalities. The embryo(s) are cryopreserved afterwards.

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

The ultimate step in IVF is the transfer of the embryo into the uterine (endometrial) cavity. The transfer is a minor procedure and usually requires no anesthesia.

Scheduled Pregnancy Test

A pregnancy test will be scheduled approximately 10 days after the transfer.

Egg Donation

For patients who have poor egg quality or quantity (diminished ovarian reserve), we offer oocyte donation. The patient can provide known donors, or our anonymous donor list can be used. Anonymous egg donors are screened for genetic and infectious diseases. The pregnancy rate using oocyte donation is related to the age of the donor and is higher than the pregnancy rate for standard IVF.

1 in 8 couples

Both known and unknown causes of infertility can create a challenge

Often a direct relationship is identified for the cause of infertility (advanced age, diminished ovarian reserve, endometriosis, tubal factor, ovulation disorders, hormonal imbalances, pelvic disease, male factor, and others) but many times the source of infertility is unknown.

12%-15% of couples use ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) to assist in their family planning

It is our goal at MRM to provide all levels of services for all couples who need our assistance, whether it be conservative interventions to the most advanced, we are here to guide you through your options and set the best plan in motion for you.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and selective single embryo transfers

With our selection process and the use of PGS, the majority of our patients receive a single embryo transfer and subsequently deliver a single, healthy baby.

Risks of IVF

There are uncommon but special complications associated with IVF. These include:

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

This rare condition results in painful enlargement of the ovaries due to hormonal stimulation. Patients typically recover with bed rest at home, but hospitalization is sometimes needed. Procedures to remove excess fluid from the body are required in rare situations.

Egg Retrieval Procedure

There is a small risk of reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, or injury to internal organs during the egg retrieval procedure.

Helping You Grow Your Family

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(601) 936-3650

2500 Lakeland Drive Flowood, MS 39232