POMA doctors offer individualized treatment protocols and tracking for ideal eggs.
POMA Fertility doctors and embryologists coordinate the choice of lab procedures for the best embryo development.
POMA encourages individual choice of fresh and frozen embryo transfer.
POMA offers a unique refund program for people without insurance coverage to reduce financial stress
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a process that helps people have a baby when they have trouble getting pregnant naturally. Here are the main steps involved in IVF, explained in a way easy to understand:
Medication: The woman injects hormones (fertility drugs) to help their body mature more eggs than usual.
Monitoring: The medical team tracks your response to fertility drugs and decides when the eggs are ready to come out.
Egg retrieval: When the eggs are mature, the doctor removes them from the woman’s ovaries using a small needle, called an egg retrieval.
Sperm collection: The partner or a donor supplies a sperm sample. The lab washes the sperm free from the fluid and prepares them for IVF.
Fertilization: In the lab, the embryologists combine the eggs and sperm. The lab places the sperm and eggs together in a dish or injects a single sperm directly into an egg. The goal is for the sperm to fertilize the egg and create an embryo.
Embryo development: The fertilized eggs, now called embryos, grow and develop in the lab for a few days.
Embryo selection: We chose the best-looking embryo for transfer. This helps increase the chance of asuccessful pregnancy.
Embryo transfer: The doctor places the selected embryo into the woman’s uterus using a thin tube called a catheter. The procedure is gentle and quick.
Pregnancy test: After about two weeks, the woman takes a pregnancy test to discover if the IVF process succeeded and she is pregnant. Remember, not all IVF cycles result in pregnancy, and sometimes a woman or couple needs multiple attempts. But for many people, IVF can be an effective way to have a baby.
To learn more about working with POMA Fertility, please schedule your consultation today, or give us a call at 425.822.7662