Santa Monica fertility blog – in vitro fertilization


Santa Monica fertility clinic provides:  egg freezing, artificial insemination, egg donation, etc. Also, on Santa Monica fertility blog, you can watch videos from various operations taken at this medical clinic and read lots of informations in the topic you’re seeking for, in order to have a perfect idea and representation about the issues that you are concerned of.

The services offered at Santa Monica fertility clinic could be classified in three categories: diagnostic ( complete female and male evaluation, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy), basic (intrauterine insemination and ovulation induction) and advanced (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration, in vitro fertilization, tubal ligation reversal, gamete intrafallopian transfer, myomectomy, microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration, gender selection, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, cryopreservation: embryo and egg freezing, testicular sperm extraction, egg donation, tubal embryo transfer and zygote intrafallopian transfer).

In those cases where there are fertility impediments or the fallopian tube is not functional, the patients choose to replace the function of the fallopian tube with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Until now, IVF is the most advanced and successful method of fertility treatment available, as the pregnacy rates are the highest of all fertility therapies, no matter the age of the donors or receivers. This is possible mostly because of the similarity with the natural reproductive process: instead of one egg which is ovulated, fertilized and implanted in the uterus (in natural reproductive cycle), in vitro fertilization supposes placing into the uterus multiple embryos, which come from multiple eggs that are stimulated to grow and fertilized outside the uterus, in the laboratory (in vitro).

As there are more fertilized eggs, the chances to succeed are much higher; actually, it often happens to grow and develop more eggs than one, and the reveicer can even have twins. There are three stages that compose the in vitro fertilization process: ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval; fertilization and embryo culture; and embryo transfer and progesterone support. Ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval assumes making more eggs available for retrieval, by using injectable medications; fertilization and embryo culture phase refer to injecting with one sperm each egg, in the laboratory; and the last step in IVF, embryo transfer and progesterone support, supposes placing the embryos in the patient’s uterus and monitoring its evolution.