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IVF Fertility Treatment
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a popular treatment choice for those who may have infertility issues or genetic disorders but are wanting to conceive. The IVF process is a series of procedures that takes place over several weeks. It can involve eggs and sperm from partners, donated eggs and/or sperm, and even a surrogate. No matter what your conception plan is, we are here to help improve your IVF success rate by supporting your physical and mental health through the whole process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is In Vitro Fertilization?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a series of procedures that helps improve fertility outcomes. IVF is an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in which mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and then mixed with healthy sperm. After sperm has successfully fertilized the egg, creating an embryo, the embryo or embryos are manually placed in the uterus for implantation and pregnancy.
What’s the Difference Between IUI and IVF?
IUI does not involve the retrieval of eggs from the ovaries. Instead, IUI is when healthy sperm is put directly into the uterus during ovulation. This is to help the sperm get as close to the egg as possible for fertilization.
How Does In Vitro Fertilization Work?
IVF begins by helping stimulate the production of several mature eggs by the use of medications. The eggs are retrieved during a procedure once it is determined that the eggs are mature. The eggs are then combined with a healthy sperm sample (insemination). If sperm quality is low, sperm may be directly inserted into the egg(s). The embryo or embryos are then put directly into the uterus for implantation. Pregnancy is successful if the embryo attaches to the uterine wall.
How Long Does IVF Take?
A single round of IVF involves several steps and procedures which take around three weeks to complete.
How Much Does In Vitro Fertilization Cost?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is usually an expensive procedure. Some states require insurance companies to help cover costs, but it varies based on personal qualifications, state, and insurance.
Does Insurance Cover In Vitro Fertilization?
Insurance can cover part or all of IVF treatment costs depending on requirements, state regulations, and insurance companies. Check with your insurance provider to learn more.
What Is the In Vitro Fertilization Process?
IVF begins by helping stimulate the production of several mature eggs by the use of medications. This is called ovulation induction. The eggs are retrieved during a procedure once testing determines that the eggs are mature. The eggs are then combined with a healthy sperm sample (insemination). If sperm quality is low, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be needed. This is when sperm is directly inserted into the egg(s). The embryo or embryos are then put directly into the uterus for implantation. Pregnancy is successful if the embryo attaches to the uterine wall.
What Is a Natural IVF?
Natural IVF is the same as IVF except that a mature egg is retrieved during natural ovulation. Medications are not used to create several mature eggs. This method can have fewer side effects and is less expensive than traditional IVF treatments.
Do Antibiotics Affect IVF Treatment?
It is possible for some types of antibiotics to affect IVF treatments. Antibiotics may impact sperm health or other aspects of fertility health. Talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking.
How Is IVF Pregnancy Different from Natural Pregnancy?
The beginning of an IVF pregnancy is when it is most different from a natural pregnancy. After IVF success, women are at some risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). The symptoms are similar to those experienced in early pregnancy. OHSS usually resolves in a few weeks, but it is important to keep your doctor informed so you can be monitored.
Those who become pregnant through IVF will be monitored closely for several weeks and may be more aware of pregnancy symptoms and also may have higher levels of stress and anxiety. Around the tenth week of pregnancy, an IVF pregnancy will seem just like any other.
Can You Get Pregnant Naturally After IVF?
It is possible to become pregnant naturally after IVF treatments. However, certain infertility causes that led to going through IVF can still impact future pregnancies.
Does Acupuncture Help IVF Implantation?
Yes, acupuncture helps promote blood and qi movement, helping improve the uterine lining.
Does Acupuncture Increase IVF Success?
Receiving acupuncture during IVF helps improve IVF success. This therapy improves egg quality, improves the health of the uterine wall, promotes blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, balances hormones, and lowers stress levels.
How Does Acupuncture Help IVF?
Acupuncture helps IVF succeed during every stage. This natural treatment helps egg retrieval by improving egg quality and increasing blood flow to the ovaries. Acupuncture also helps men who have sperm quantity, quality, or motility issues. Acupuncture also boosts the health of the uterus by increasing blood flow and improving the uterine lining. Additionally, this therapy helps relieve symptoms associated with IVF medications and reduces stress.
How Long Should You Do Acupuncture Before IVF?
We recommend you start acupuncture treatments 3-6 months before an IVF cycle.
When Should You Have Acupuncture During IVF?
We recommend starting acupuncture treatments 3-6 months before starting an IVF cycle. You’ll continue treatments during the cycle, including the day before egg retrieval.
Does Acupuncture Work for Fertility Without IVF?
Yes, acupuncture can improve fertility for those trying to conceive naturally as well. Acupuncture treatments help regulate the entire monthly cycle, balance hormones, normalize blood flow to reduce any negative symptoms related to the menses. Egg and sperm quality is improved by increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Is It Safe to Take Chinese Herbs During IVF?
We take a detailed medical history during a consultation to ensure we create a herbal formula that is tailored to your needs and goals.
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