Discover how IVF can help overcome many causes of male and female infertility
When you think of fertility treatments, IVF is likely one of the first ones that comes to mind, and there’s a good reason. In vitro fertilization is one of the most effective treatments available. Texas Fertility Center consistently reports some of the country’s highest pregnancy rates. Experienced physicians like Madeline Kaye MD at our Cedar Park fertility center help make this possible for hopeful parents just like you.
Getting started with in vitro fertilization
Our team wants to make the IVF process as streamlined and stress-free as possible for you. As a result, Dr. Kaye will explain every step to you and be available to answer any and all of your questions. The goal is to help you feel informed and empowered so that you can play an active role on your family-building journey.
To help you learn what to expect from in vitro fertilization, we’ve provided a brief overview of each step of in vitro fertilization below.
Ovarian stimulation is the first step, and it involves taking injectable fertility medications called gonadotropins. These medications stimulate egg production and maturation. While taking injectable gonadotropins, you will visit our Cedar Park fertility center for regular monitoring appointments. This will help Dr. Kaye see whether she needs to make any adjustments to your dosage.
When your eggs have reached the appropriate size, you will take a shot to trigger ovulation, or the release of the eggs. You will then come to our clinic about 36 hours later for an outpatient egg retrieval procedure. We’ll give you light sedation to keep you comfortable while the doctor transvaginally removes your mature eggs.
Taking the next steps after IVF egg retrieval
After your egg retrieval, you and your eggs will move onto the next exciting steps on your in vitro fertilization journey.
Fertilization then occurs in the laboratory when an embryologist combines your eggs with sperm from your partner or chosen donor. The embryologist will watch the eggs for signs of fertilization and development into embryos. You can opt to have preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) performed on your embryos. There are different types of testing that can identify everything from the presence of chromosomal abnormalities and genetic illnesses to the sex of each embryo.
Finally, the embryo transfer occurs when a doctor transfers a healthy embryo to your uterus or the uterus of your chosen gestational surrogate. Dr. Kaye will then monitor you for signs of pregnancy. She will also have you take progesterone to support your uterine lining and the development of a pregnancy.
Dr. Kaye and our entire team will work tirelessly to help you start or grow the family of your dreams. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to have a family, which is why we proudly offer treatments like IVF. Contact us to schedule a consultation at our Cedar Park fertility center today.