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Since 1978, more than 5 million babies have been born through in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory. Once an embryo forms it is placed in the uterus (transferred).

One in six couples struggle with infertility and need medical intervention to have a baby. 40 percent of cases are female factor infertility, 40 percent are male factor infertility and in 10 percent of the cases the cause is unknown.

Throughout the years, significant technological advancements have helped us streamline and optimize the IVF process to achieve the highest success rates possible.

Individualized Ovarian Follicle Stimulation to Increase Egg Yield

An individually tailored treatment plan is created to suit the patient’s specific needs. The doctor will work with the patient to determine which medications to use and when to use them.

The development of eggs inside the ovary will be monitored with transvaginal ultrasound examinations and blood tests.

Optimal Ovarian Preparation

The first step in the IVF process is to prepare the ovaries.

Exclusive to CCRM: Patients take OvaHealth™
for 8-12 weeks before IVF. In recent studies, this natural, antioxidant supplement has been shown to significantly improve clinical outcomes. Eighty-five percent of study participants have an ongoing pregnancy rate (fetal heart beat seen by ultrasound).

Optimal Ovarian Preparation

The first step in the IVF process is to prepare the ovaries.


Skilled CCRM Doctors Collect the Most Eggs at Retrieval

Under ultrasound guidance, the doctor will use a needle to pass through the top of the vagina to retrieve the eggs. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and usually takes less than 30 minutes.

Skilled CCRM Doctors Collect the Most Eggs at Retrieval

Under ultrasound guidance, the doctor will use a needle to pass through the top of the vagina to retrieve the eggs. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and usually takes less than 30 minutes.

Healthy Sperm are Collected

The male partner provides a semen sample or donor sperm can be used. Sperm are separated from the semen fluid in the lab.

When good fertilization is expected (one egg + 100,000 sperm), conventional insemination is used. With conventional insemination the sperm and egg are placed together in a nutrient solution inside of a petri dish.

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The Best Sperm Cell is
Used for Fertilization

A single healthy sperm is injected directly into each mature egg. This process is known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

ICSI is recommended when semen quality or number is a problem or if fertilization attempts during prior IVF cycles failed.

CCRM uses the following selective methods to identify the best sperm for fertilization.

  • Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI)
  • ICSI with hyaluronic acid selection sperm

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Optimal Embryo Growth

The embryo grows in the lab for 5 days – until blastocyst stage.

Blastocyst Embryo is the
Key to Future Pregnancy

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Genetic Screening

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) screens the embryos for genetic diseases and chromosome abnormalities. A few cells are removed from each embryo and analyzed. When the analysis involves chromosome numeration this is called comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS).

Embryos with the correct number of chromosomes are then selected and placed in the uterus, resulting in higher implantation rates, fewer pregnancy losses and higher live birth rates with IVF.

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Optimal Embryo Freezing

Embryos can be stored for many years under subzero temperatures using liquid nitrogen. These embryos can be thawed and transferred when the patient is ready.

Freezing embryos stops the biological clock and gives patients the option for future family planning.


The Frozen Advantage

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Single Embryo Transfer

One chromosomally normal embryo is thawed and transferred.

Transferring one embryo at a time increases the chance of a successful, healthy pregnancy.


Risks with Twins or Multiples

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A Viable Pregnancy

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A Healthy Baby is Born!