The Most Advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
With infertility affecting more than 6 million people across the country, the IVF treatment process comes to the rescue of many who are unable to get pregnant despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for over a year. In fact, in 2007, the IVF process accounted for over 99% of all ART procedures in IVF clinics. It’s also an appealing option for same sex couples, with options like reciprocal IVF, which allows both female partners to be involved with the pregnancy.
During IVF treatment the sperm and egg are mixed and incubated in a lab, and the resultant embryos are then inserted into the woman’s uterus.
Method of Embryo Transfer
Under the IVF process the embryo can be transferred to the uterus via two procedures:
- Standard 2-3 day
- Blastocyst transfer
Since about 50% of 2-3 day old embryos are chromosomally abnormal, embryos in the Blastocyst stage (5 days old) have a much higher chance of leading to a successful pregnancy. This is because only the best ‘candidates’ among the embryos will develop to the Blastocyst phase, carrying a 100% greater probability of success compared to those aged only 3 days.
Before the Embryo is Transferred
To best suit your needs we choose from two different IVF procedures:
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Assisted Hatching
ICSI is a revolutionary IVF treatment process that gives hope to couples facing an otherwise insurmountable challenge in their quest for getting pregnant. The procedure is the perfect solution when the male’s ejaculate lacks a sufficient amount of sperm, or lacks sperm completely.
Assisted hatching makes it easier for the embryos to hatch and implant into the uterine wall, which is essential for growth. The process brings hope of pregnancy even to couples that previously failed at a treatment and/or are running out of time due to their age. Assisted hatching delivers remarkable success rates for both women under 35 and those older than 40 as well.
The IVF treatment process may involve the woman being given hormones to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs in time for the IVF procedure. Sperm is also harvested and analyzed from a semen sample provided by the male.
For All Couples and Single Women…
The Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility works with all couples to determine and help resolve the challenges in getting pregnant. We will then help you make an informed decision regarding the best course of action, leading you to the greatest likelihood of conception. Whether you are a couple or a single woman, our accomplished team can maximize your chances of having a healthy baby.
We believe that all loving couples deserve the opportunity to parent and are proud to have helped parents from all walks of life, sexual orientations, beliefs and cultures to know the joy of raising a child.
Call Us Today
We will be glad to discuss your situation and fertility options at length and help you discover the most suitable solution for getting pregnant. Set up an appointment today by calling 520-326-0001.