In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Candidates
There are many reasons why couples or individuals might visit our Voorhees, New Jersey fertility clinic. In some cases, they may be dealing with specific reproductive health needs or might have a medical condition that causes infertility. In other cases, they may be looking to undergo a specific fertility treatment. Whatever the case may be, the entire team here at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility is eager to help. Dr. Louis R. Manara and his helpful staff are eager to help you start a family of your own because we understand just what a great and fulfilling adventure it will be.
We’d like to look at in vitro fertilization (IVF) right now since it’s a fertility treatment that you have likely heard of but might not be familiar with.
What is in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
One of the most popular and effective fertility treatment options out there, New Jersey IVF involves the fertilization of the eggs outside of a woman’s body. The procedure will involve the harvesting of the eggs from a woman while she is ovulating. Typically patients will be given fertility drugs in order to produce multiple viable eggs. These eggs are fertilized with a partner’s sperm in an incubator. After a few days, these eggs will be placed in the patient’s cervix.
The procedure is rather straightforward, as you can see, and is generally painless thanks to the use of mild anesthetics.
Causes of Infertility
It’s important to consider some of the common causes of female infertility as well as male infertility since both can cause couples or individuals to consider IVF.
Some common causes of female infertility include:
- Issues with ovulation
- Blockages in the fallopian tubes
- Abnormalities in the pelvic region
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Infertility after a miscarriage
Some common causes of male infertility include:
- Low sperm count
- Low sperm motility
- Poor sperm production
- Abnormal sperm or semen
- Erectile dysfunction
At our New Jersey fertility practice, we will be sure to examine your situation to determine if IVF or another treatment will be best suited to meet your needs.
The Best Candidates for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
The best candidates for IVF are those who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for more than a year. Generally it’s more ideal for people under the age of 35 to undergo IVF as the success rates tend to be higher for younger patients.
IVF is particularly ideal if the cause of unsuccessful conception can be linked to:
- Irregular ovulation
- Issues with the fallopian tubes
- Issues with sperm count or motility
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Other Fertility Treatments
Since the fertilization of the eggs takes place outside of the body, IVF can actually be performed with other fertility treatments. If you were to look into egg donation or artificial insemination with donor sperm, for instance, fertilization would take place using IVF. We can discuss these matters in more detail once the cause of infertility has been identified. Rest assured that we will work to meet your needs and help you make the best decision possible.
Schedule and Appointment with Our Team
For more information on IVF as well as other options for fertility treatments, contact the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility in New Jersey today.