In Vitro Fertilization is a multi-step process that involves introducing the egg to the sperm outside of the body. This also allows for genetic testing (PGS/PGD) of the embryos if desired.
In Vitro Fertilization or IVF allows physicians to retrieve mature eggs from a woman’s ovaries and fertilize them outside of the body before returning them to the uterus. Assisted Reproductive Technologies or ART refers to the handling of egg or embryos outside of the body. ART has made it possible to overcome many causes of infertility. Although there are many different ART procedures, all involve in vitro fertilization, or IVF. It should be noted that couples undergoing IVF now have the option to have their embryos genetically tested using preimplantation genetic screening (PGS/PGD). IVF with PGD increases the rates of successful pregnancies by testing the embryos for disease or chromosomal abnormalities that could lead to an unhealthy baby. In addition, it lowers the rate of possible multiples by allowing us to transfer a single healthy embryo.
Serving all of Northern California, our clinics are based in Sacramento and Roseville. We provide the full range of services to patients with male and female fertility problems.