Understanding In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Whether you’re new to in vitro fertilization (IVF) or have been introduced to it at another clinic, we’re here to help you understand the upcoming fertility treatment.
IVF means your eggs are fertilized with sperm outside your ovaries. It is an option your doctor may recommend when you need a little more help than other fertility treatments can provide.
If you’re over the age of 35, some additional services may be required. Your TRIO physician will explain this to you based on what would be most appropriate.
Use the menu to the left to explore different aspects of IVF treatment. Or scroll down this page to explore the IVF Pathway.
The IVF Pathway
An opportunity for you and your doctor to get to know one another.
To learn your way around the clinic and the process.
Create your personal IVF plan together.
It will be tailored to your needs, but a typical cycle might look like this:
- Pre-treatment medication, as appropriate (1−3 weeks)
- Stimulating your ovaries to mature eggs (5−8 visits to the clinic over 10−14 days)
- Collecting, examining and fertilizing eggs
- Incubating embryos (5 days)
- Additional lab procedures, if required
- Assisted hatching
- Embryo freezing
- Genetic testing
- Transferring 1−2 embryos to your uterus
- Pregnancy test (2 weeks after embryo transfer)