Infertility Services

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists affiliated with the DMC work with women and couples having trouble getting pregnant. Our doctors listen to you and your story, evaluating your medical history and any previous treatment in order to best treat the cause of your infertility. Our doctors specialize in treating complicated infertility cases. When necessary, our physicians identify which advanced procedure(s) may be helpful, and can perform these procedures when needed.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs (ova) are removed from the mother's body and combined with the father’s sperm in a laboratory. If fertilization occurs, the fertilized egg (embryo) is first cultured in the laboratory for 3-5 days and is then implanted in the mother's (or a surrogate mother's) body for normal development in the uterus. Fertilized ova can also be frozen for later implantation.

IVF is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART), meaning special medical techniques are used to help a woman become pregnant.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections (ICSI)

If the number or quality of sperm is not enough for traditional in vitro fertilization to succeed, individual sperm may be injected directly into the mother’s eggs with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This method differs from IVF in that ICSI only requires one sperm per egg, whereas IVF requires several hundred thousand.

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is used in combination with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to select embryos free of chromosomal abnormalities and specific genetic disorders. This allows the best chance for success while limiting some genetic conditions that can interfere with embryo implantation, result in pregnancy loss, or in the birth of a child with physical problems, developmental delay or mental retardation.

Donor Egg Procedures

Donor egg procedures enable pregnancy in women who would otherwise be unable to conceive. If a woman wanting to get pregnant does not have any viable eggs (ova) of her own, healthy and mature ova can be extracted from an egg donor during a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. The donor eggs can then be fertilized using in vitro fertilization techniques before implantation in the mother’s uterus.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a fairly common medical problem affecting approximately 5 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. It can cause women to have difficulty getting pregnant, among other serious medical consequences. Our physicians treat many patients with PCOS, a good number of whom have been successful in getting pregnant without fertility drugs and special procedures.

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