Conventional Stimulated IVF— This involves the administration of fertility drugs to trigger egg production. Eggs are then retrieved directly from the ovarian follicles. Invitro Fertilization (IVF) is the process of surgically removing eggs and fertilizing them with sperm inside the laboratory and then transferring the resulting embryo back into the uterus.
Natural Cycle IVF—This option does not involve the use of drugs to stimulate egg production. Natural IVF lets your body naturally select the best egg which is surgically removed at the right time in an in-office procedure. The egg is then fertilized with the sperm of your partner in the laboratory using IVF techniques. The embryo is then transferred back into the uterus.
Donor Egg IVF– Donor eggs are often needed when a woman’s own eggs will not fertilize. With egg donation, the father or sperm donor contributes his sperm to fertilize the donated egg using IVF techniques. The resulting embryo is then placed in the mother’s uterus and she carries the baby.
Gestational Carrier: This is an option for women who cannot carry a pregnancy to term for medical reasons. With a gestational carrier, the intended mother’s eggs, or donor eggs are fertilized by the male partner’s sperm or donor sperm, using IVF techniques. The resulting embryo is placed in the uterus of the gestational carrier who is not related to the child genetically and gives you the baby at birth.
IVF with PGD/PGS— Preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening (PGD/PGS) can be performed with any IVF procedure. It involves testing of embryos for specific genetic diseases and to ensure the correct number of chromosomes. With PGD, only the healthiest embryos are implanted into the uterus thus reducing the chance of miscarriage. For couples interested in Gender Sex Selection, PGD lets them choose the sex of their child.
Gender Selection— Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis/Screening (PGD/PGS) is performed during an IVF cycle to determine the sex of the embryos. It is an option for couples wishing to balance their families or reduce the risk of transmitting sex linked genetic diseases. To learn more about Gender-Selection, visit Gender-Baby.com
Gay & Lesbian—We offer numerous IVF and Non IVF procedures so all family types, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation can have the opportunity to become parents.
Non IVF Options
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)–Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is an infertility treatment where the sperm is specially washed, processed, and concentrated. Once the sperm has been prepared it is then placed in the uterus using a procedure similar to what you experience in a pap smear. Women may also elect to have an IUI when using donor sperm.
IUI for Male Factor Infertility–In some cases of mild male infertility, IUI is often one of the first treatment choices. Often, the concentration of the sperm can be enough to make fertilization possible.
Ovulation Induction—Some women may have trouble conceiving because of ovulation irregularities. These women are given medication to induce the growth of a single mature egg.
Other Treatment Options:
Egg Freezing–HRC offers women the option to preserve their fertility due to advancing age, cancer or other medical conditions that may affect future fertility. Egg Freezing, also known as Egg Cryopreservation, is the process of freezing and storing eggs for future pregnancies. Women can retrieve frozen healthy eggs at a later date when they are ready to start a family.
When to consider Egg Freezing?
- Women in their thirties who have chosen to delay childbearing.
- Women of any age who will have treatments for cancer or other conditions that may result in the loss of their fertility.
- Couples who will be going though IVF treatments and have ethical concerns about embryo freezing or discarding embryos.
Preservation and Storage—HRC provides you with the option to store your embryos, eggs and sperm for later use when you are ready to expand your family.
Fertility Assessment–When is the right time to seek the help of a fertility clinic and move on from the Ob/Gyn office? There are some indicators to look for, but one of the first ones to look at is if you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for more than one year or you are over 35 and have tried to get pregnant for six months without success. Our physicians specialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and will provide you with a comprehensive fertility assessment so they can develop a personalized treatment plan for you.