What Is IVF? In Vitro Fertilization is the process of retrieving eggs from the ovaries and fertilizing these eggs with sperm. The fertilized eggs are then placed in an incubator for 5 days and then transferred to a uterus for pregnancy or cryopreserved for transfer at a later date. The goal of an IVF cycle…

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IVF Technology in The Embryology Lab: Safety and Security: We want you to know how careful we are in all aspects of embryology in our lab. When we take your egg from the follicular fluid, we carefully put it into a sterile dish. Then, we wash it and we put it directly into an incubator.…

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What are my chances with IVF? We keep track of everything including age, medication, number of eggs retrieved and number of eggs fertilized. These statistics, along with other factors that make up your personal profile, will help your doctor determine your chances of getting pregnant with IVF. Your doctor will have access to these statistics and will use…

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Ever wonder about the differences between a fresh embryo transfer and a frozen embryo transfer in an IVF cycle? This month, Jim Meriano, our Chief Embryologist and Director of TRIO’s lab answers your scientific questions; and Dr. Robert Casper, our Scientific Director and a fertility specialist, answers your medical questions. Ask an Embryologist Jim Meriano, B.Sc.,…

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Success rates matter. Both patients and fertility clinics have the same final goal in mind of having a healthy child – but how to interpret them can be confusing. Allow me to expand…   First, let’s define both terms: “Success” – This may be different for each patient. Is just being able to stimulate well…

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So you’ve made the decision to undergo fertility treatment. It can be a costly decision, not just financially, but emotionally and physically as well. With treatments come medications, and as with all medications, fertility medications can cause unpleasant side effects. Moodiness, hot flashes, breast tenderness, bloating, headaches and nausea are some of the common side…

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