Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is when “washed” sperm are placed into a female’s uterus or cervix, using artificial means. This option can help couples with a diagnosed sperm condition or unexplained fertility problem.
Follicular monitoring is the most accurate way to assess an ovulatory cycle and predict the best time for fertilization.
Donor insemination can be used as an effective treatment when it is combined with Artificial Insemination or In Vitro Fertilization.
Women in treatment for infertility may use drug therapy to stimulate the ovaries’ egg production.
In Vitro Fertilization
In this procedure, eggs are removed from the mother, and then fertilized in a laboratory using sperm from the mother’s partner or a donor. After fertilization and incubation, the reproductive endocrinologist transfers the embryos back to the mother’s uterus or to a gestational carrier.
Egg Donation Program
This is an important option for women who are unable to produce enough ovarian reserves for viable eggs. Once the eggs are obtained from a donor, an embryologist fertilizes them with the mother’s partner, or a donor’s sperm. After incubation, a reproductive endocrinologist transfers the embryos back to the mother’s uterus.
A gestational carrier is a woman who is willing and able to carry another woman’s baby to term. After an embryologist uses the mother’s partner, or a donor’s sperm to fertilize the mother’s eggs, the viable eggs are incubated in the laboratory. A reproductive endocrinologist will transfer viable embryos to the gestational carrier’s uterus.