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The journey to conceive can be emotional, especially if it has been a struggle.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) can benefit patients who have been unsuccessful with other methods of assisted reproductive technology.

Learn how Dr. Louis R. Manara and Dr. Michael Dougherty in Voorhees, NJ, can help you grow your family through IVF.

What Is IVF?

In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). During IVF, an egg is fertilized in the lab with a single sperm. The fertilized egg is given time to mature in the lab and the resulting embryo is then transferred to the uterus of the mother or surrogate. 

Who Can Benefit from IVF?

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology recommended to patients struggling with issues such as:

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Wondering If IVF Is Right for You? Call us to schedule your consultation today

If you have struggled to have a child, it can be an immense emotional challenge.  At the Center For Reproductive Medicine And Fertility in Voorhees, NJ, our fertility experts, Dr. Manara and Dr. Dougherty, are here to help guide you through the process. Our doctors have helped many patients who have been unsuccessful in previous attempts to conceive for a variety of reasons. Our highly personalized IVF cycles are customized to your unique needs to give you the best chances of a successful pregnancy. 

Wondering if IVF is right for you? Take the first step by requesting a consultation. Contact us online or give us a call today:

(856) 767-0009

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Patients Love  The Center For Reproductive Medicine And Fertility


Ashley Pinto


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Dr.Manara and his staff are the best. I wish Dr. Manara would also deliver babies because I was released today and it was bittersweet. Kelly at the front desk is so warm and knowledgeable. The ultrasound tech is incredible, she is a professional at what she does ! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use this doctor again ! thank you!

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Miriam K


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Dr. Louis Manara is a great doctor. He takes the time to answer all questions and concerns. He is knowledgeable, sensitive, and informative. I immediately felt at ease in his care. His staff is great, too. HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking for a specialist! Thank you Dr. Manara and to everyone in your office!

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In Vitro Fertilization Treatment Timeline

It is important to remember that IVF at our Voorhees fertility clinic is highly personalized, so your treatment timeline may differ. However, a typical IVF cycle involves:

Baseline Testing

Your IVF cycle begins on day one of your menstrual cycle. You will undergo some blood work to check your hormone levels, as well as ultrasounds to check your ovaries and uterine lining. 

Begin Medication

Based on your initial tests, your doctor will prescribe medications. This is monitored and adjusted as your cycle progresses.

Ovarian Stimulation

For about 10 days, you will take medication to stimulate the ovaries. This helps produce mature eggs to be collected later in the cycle. 

Trigger Shot

Once your follicles are mature, you will take a "trigger shot" of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to induce ovulation. 

Semen Processing

A partner or sperm donor will provide sperm. This allows us to choose healthy sperm to fertilize your eggs after the egg retrieval. 

Egg Retrieval

During this short procedure, your doctor will collect your eggs using a thin need and gentle suction.

Fertilization and Evaluation

Our fertility team will fertilize your eggs with sperm. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) allows our team to directly inject a healthy sperm into the egg or several sperm can be placed in the dish with the eggs and fertilized traditionally. The fertilized eggs are then monitored for growth. When they are ready, we will perform an embryo transfer.

Embryo Transfer

After about five days, the developing embryo is transferred into your uterus or to the uterus of the surrogate. If the embryo transfer is successful, the developing embryo will implant in the mother or surrogate's uterus. 

Pregnancy Test

About 14 days after your embryo transfer, we will perform a blood test to identify a successful pregnancy. If it is positive, we will take another test in a few days to ensure your hCG levels are rising properly.

Have questions about the IVF timeline? 

What Is the Success Rate ​of IVF?

Advancements in assisted reproductive technology mean more people than ever can achieve their dreams of a successful pregnancy. However, your chances of success depend on a number of factors, including your age, your health, the cause of infertility, previous pregnancies, and more. The CDC has developed a success rate estimator that can give you an idea of your chances of conception using IVF.

Ready to Begin Your IVF Journey? Call us today to get started

Dr. Manara, Dr.  Dougherty, and our team of fertility experts thrive on the success stories of our patients. At our fertility clinic in Voorhees, NJ, we provide individualized treatment and use advanced solutions to help patients conceive. Our treatment plans are intended not only to identify infertility issues, but also to effectively treat them so our patients can experience the joys of a family.

The Center For Reproductive Medicine and Fertility has been providing a high level of care for hopeful parents since 1985. We are able to personalize patient care in a friendly, caring environment. We try our very best to provide the support, education, and kindness needed to get through this process. We strive to get to know our patients as individuals so that we can individualize the care we provide.

Request a consultation by contacting us online or calling our Voorhees, New Jersey, fertility clinic to begin your IVF journey today.

(856) 767-0009

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Charles Loughlin


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My wife and I had trouble getting and staying pregnant. We had been through two other doctors before a friend recommended Dr. Manara. Now, we are expecting twins—and we didn’t even have to go through IVF at this practice. The results speak for themselves.

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Eveline Dickens


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Dr. Manara is super compassionate and knowledgeable in his field. I’m glad that friends recommended him for our fertility journey! The front desk staff is the friendliest I’ve ever seen in a doctors office. They make you feel comfortable all around!

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Egg Retrieval Facts

  • Before the procedure begins at our New Jersey fertility clinic, you will be given a mild sedative by our licensed nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and your vitals are monitored throughout the procedure. 
  • Using intra-vaginal ultrasound to guide him, your doctor will pass a needle through the vaginal wall and into the ovary to complete the egg retrieval. Each of the follicles containing the eggs may be aspirated using gentle, carefully monitored suction.
  • The entire egg removal procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. You will be monitored for about an hour as the medication wears off.
  • You will then be discharged to rest at home. Most patients return to normal activities the following day. Using traditional methods or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), your eggs will be fertilized and monitored for growth. 
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In Vitro Fertilization Glossary

Fallopian Tubes

Fallopian tubes are the tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus. The fallopian tubes allow the egg to travel from the ovaries to the uterus.


ICSI is short for intracytoplasmic sperm injection, the process of directly injecting a healthy sperm into the egg. 


The embryonic stage is the first stage of development of a fertilized egg. A healthy embryo is transferred during the IVF cycle where, if successful, it will implant into the mother or surrogate's uterus. 


The process in which an embryo implants into the uterus during the earliest stages of pregnancy. 

More Praise for Our Voorhees, NJ, Fertility Clinic


Fallon Greenan


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I cant say enough good things about Dr Manara and his staff! I went in for pcos related infertility after trying for years with no luck. I can happily say thanks to Dr Manara and staff I just had my last appointment with them at 8 weeks pregnant!! The staff is very attentive and come across as actually caring about you not just rushing you in and out. I could call them with any questions and concerns and they got me answers quickly! I will recommend them to anyone I know looking for an infertility doctor!

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Anthony Tangi


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So fortunate after a year of trying to conceive our second child we sought the help of Dr. Manara. Dr. Manara always had time for us made us feel very comfortable was very personable empathetic And supportive throughout the whole process. Our beautiful second daughter Stella Was just six months last week and we are truly blessed and grateful for all the help of Dr. Manara and his wonderful staff.... I Would highly recommend anyone having thoughts about a fertility specialist, Dr. Manara would be the first office I reached out to. Thank you again!!

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Dr. Louis R. Manara and the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility team are dedicated to helping families achieve parenthood through safe, versatile, and personalized treatment options. We are affiliated with several noteworthy organizations including:

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • American Osteopathic Association®

​If you are struggling with infertility, a professional diagnosis is the best way to explore your treatment options. Schedule your initial consultation today by contacting us online or calling us at (856) 767-0009.

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