Conventional IVF Treatment (In Vitro Fertilization)
Fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility clinic of New York are among the best in the region. We recommend an In Vitro Fertilization procedure or IVF treatment cycle for couples who have not been able to get pregnant through a series of less complicated medical procedures, such as Timed Intercourse and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
A fresh IVF treatment cycle entails the growth of multiple egg follicles which are surgically retrieved and fertilized with sperm in a controlled laboratory setting. Embryos are then transferred to the patient’s uterus and/or are cryopreserved.
Candidates for IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
Our top fertility specialists of New Hope Fertility institute are using an innovative Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) method. Infertility has been conquered via best IVF treatment for:
- Women with extremely damaged Fallopian tubes
- Couples suffering from male factor infertility
- Couples suffering from idiopathic – unexplained – infertility
- Women suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss – more than two miscarriages
- LGBTQ couples using donor eggs and/or sperm
Cost of IVF Treatment
IVF treatment is the most costly method of infertility with ivf cost ranging between $7,500 and $12,000 per fresh cycle, depending upon the ivf protocol. The IVF procedure fee does not include the cost of fertility medications. The cost of fertility drugs range between $2,500 and $5,000 per fresh cycle depending upon the IVF protocol.
Holistic IVF Treatment Protocols
New Hope Fertility NYC offers a variety of holistic IVF treatment protocols.
- Natural Cycle IVF™ is a protocol using the One Good Egg a woman produces naturally each month
- Mini-IVF™ is a treatment protocol promoting limited yet quality egg production – 3 to 5 per cycle – with pregnancy success rates rivaling a conventional IVF treatment protocol
Conventional Hyperstimulation IVF Treatment
A conventional IVF protocol entails daily injections of hormone medications to produce multiple egg follicles.
- Only high quality eggs are fertilized in vitro
- Quality eggs may be cryopreserved for the preservation of a woman’s future fertility
- Embryos may be screened for known carrier inheritable disorders through PGD technology
- Embryos may be screened for missing or additional chromosomes and gender via PGS/NGS technology
- Excess quality embryos may be cryopreserved for future transfers via a common procedure known as Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Fertility Medications – Gonadotropins
Depending on the fertility doctor’s diagnosis of infertility, between 20 to 60 self-administered hormone injections may be prescribed during a single, fresh IVF treatment cycle. Typically, a woman must self-administer one to two daily hormone shots for three to five weeks before her eggs are surgically retrieved. Hormones – gonadotropins – are used to stimulate the growth of multiple egg follicles.
IVF Cycle Monitoring and Ovulation Induction
The patient’s egg development and maturity will be monitored with blood tests and ultrasounds regularly throughout the IVF treatment cycle. When the fertility doctor determines her eggs are mature for surgical retrieval, the patient will be instructed to self-administer an ovulation trigger drug – hCG – to induce ovulation within a specific window of time.
IVF treatment process
Surgical Egg Retrieval
Eggs are surgically aspirated from follicles while the patient is under anesthesia.
- A hollow needle is passed through the wall of the vagina to reach the ovaries
- The needle is guided to the ovaries with the use of a vaginal ultrasound probe
- The needle is guided into each of the follicles where the eggs reside
- The fluid from each follicle is aspirated and placed into a test tube
- The fluid is taken to the laboratory and inspected under a microscope to locate the egg
While the egg retrieval procedure is being performed, the patient’s partner’s sperm specimen is collected (or thawed) and prepared for fertilization of the eggs in vitro or IVF treatment.
ICSI Fertilization of the Eggs
The procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is used to individually fertilize each egg for optimal results. ICSI is used to maximize the rate of fertilization and lessen the chances of sperm not being able to penetrate the wall of the egg.
Embryos Cultured to the Blastocyst Stage for Transfer
An embryo reaching the blastocyst stage is one having grown in the laboratory for five to six days.
- After the ICSI procedure, the fertilized egg is placed into its incubator
- The egg is then later inspected under a microscope for signs indicative of fertilization
- After fertilization has been confirmed, the embryos are transferred to a special growth fluid and monitored via HRSS technology
- The embryos are then allowed to develop into high quality embryos for transfer and/or cryopreservation
- On the third day of culture, genetic testing can be performed to rule out inheritable diseases and chromosomal abnormalities, as well as to confirm each embryo’s gender
- Embryos continue to be cultured in the laboratory until they reach a quality stage of development – up to 6 days (blastocyst stage)
- The embryo transfer is then scheduled on a set date
- Progesterone is self-administered daily to help prepare the patient’s uterine lining for implantation of the fertilized egg – the embryo
- After the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test through a blood draw is scheduled on a date set two week out by the fertility specialist
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