In Vitro Fertilization

Am I a Candidate for IVF?

Fertility treatments are recommended based on your specific health needs and family goals. Though IVF is the most effective method of assisted reproductive technology, this process may not be right for every patient we see. Our fertility specialists can help you determine if IVF is right for you.

Good candidates for IVF include:

  • Women with reproductive system issues, such as endometriosis, PCOS, fallopian tube damage, previous tubal ligation, or unexplained infertility
  • Men with male factor infertility, such as low sperm count, varicocele, or prior vasectomy
  • Couples who have failed to conceive with other infertility treatments
  • LGBTQ+ individuals and couples needing reproductive assistance
  • Single women needing reproductive assistance
  • Women over 40 who have diminished ovarian reserve
  • Couples who are carriers of gene mutations, such as Tay-Sachs disease or cystic fibrosis
  • Couples who have chromosomal rearrangements that increase the risk for early pregnancy loss
  • Women and men facing fertility-harming cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation
  • Women who have experienced multiple or recurrent miscarriages

What to Consider Before IVF

The Fertility Institute is committed to empowering our patients with infertility and reproductive education. We offer fertility and genetic counseling to help you make whole-body decisions that best meet your treatment goals.

IVF may be a good option for couples who are carriers of a genetic disease and at risk of conceiving a child affected by the condition. Women in their late 30s to early 40s may have an increased risk of creating chromosomally abnormal embryos (Aneuploidy). IVF allows us to use preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), which helps us identify which embryos carry these potential chromosomal mutations and select embryos without these mutations to transfer to create a pregnancy.

To avoid the chances of a multiples pregnancy, our specialists will only transfer one embryo at a time. Pregnancy with twins or triplets can increase risk and lead to complications. Any additional embryos can be cryopreserved for later use.

We encourage our patients to request a new patient consultation with our fertility specialists to help determine if IVF is the right treatment option for them.

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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