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IVF & Fertility Treatments

Artificial Insemination

At Procreate, the artificial insemination process is one of the simplest methods of assisted reproduction. The previously collected, prepared, and enabled spermatozoids are introduced into the patients uterus by means of a very fine catheter. To increase the chances for success, the procedure is performed at the exact time of ovulation.

In Vitro Fertilization

At Procreate the IVF procedure consists of a few basic steps, all of which take place during one menstrual cycle. Initially, fertility drugs are administered to the women to stimulate the ovaries so that multiple eggs develop and mature. The eggs are then removed from the ovaries by passing a needle through the vaginal wall under ultrasound guidance to aspirate the fluid from the follicles and pull out the eggs. This step is performed in an outpatient surgical setting under anesthesia. The obtained eggs are then placed in contact with the sperm in the laboratory dish to allow fertilization and embryo formation. Typically, one or two of the obtained embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus using a tiny catheter under ultrasound guidance. The remaining embryos will be stored or cryopreserved for future usage. The patient will be monitored for blood hormone levels about 10-14 days later to check for pregnancy.

ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

ICSI involves injection of a single already selected spermatozoid into the egg. At Procreate Fertility Center, ICSI is used widely and most commonly in couples who struggle with:

  • Moderate to severe male factor infertility
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction/Aspiration (TESE/TESA)
  • Low egg reserve
  • History of fertilization failure in IVF
  • Patients with cryopreserved eggs

Embryo biopsy and Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT-A, PGT-M, PGT-SR)

Preimplantation Genetic Testing is an option for all patients who would like sex determination or chromosomal analysis of their embryos. This procedure involves the precise extraction of a few cells of an embryo, also called an embryo biopsy.

PGT may be a recommended procedure for patients struggling with:

  • Advanced maternal age
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Family history of genetic diseases or birth defects
  • Abnormal karyotyping
  • Radiation or heavy metals exposure
  • Family balancing (Gender selection)