In Vitro Fertilization
Natural IVF Treatment is a fertilization process that requires less medications and injections than traditional forms of IVF.Learn More
Mild IVF Treatment is a similar process but uses a mild dosage of drugs to help with fertility.Traditional IVF Treatment
Traditional IVF Treatment is a form of in vitro fertilization using high stimulation that’s designed to help couples overcome issues of infertility.
Types of IVF Treatment
What is IVF?
In Vitro Fertilization is the most common treatment we do at Generation Next Fertility. It takes place over the course of one menstrual cycle (or more). In this treatment, eggs are removed from the ovaries, fertilized with sperm, and grown in a lab for a few days. After this, the embryos are either freshly transferred into the uterus or frozen to be transferred at a later date.
During an IVF cycle, various medication protocols are used to produce as many high quality eggs as possible for each patient. Each medication protocol is custom tailored to the patient.
Step 1: Choose Your Doctor
Choosing the right fertility doctor is the best way to make sure that your dreams come true. Every patient who comes to Generation Next Fertility is treated as an individual and will receive a customized treatment plan to provide them with the best possible results. Our Physicians believe in clear communication and are committed to keeping you fully informed and empowered on your journey. With a combined experience of 50+ years, the doctors at Generation Next Fertility offer world class expertise and a dynamic skill-set that guarantees your satisfaction on every step of your path to parenthood.
Dr. Edward J Nejat
MD, MBA, FACOG
I strive to create a calm setting in which all of us at Generation Next can provide the consummate patient experience. Helping families achieve their reproductive dreams is what drew me into this field. It is the most fulfilling aspect of my career.Learn More
Dr. Janelle Luk
Women decide when and how in regard to their reproduction- not culture, not society, but us, as self-empowered individuals. And when the time is right, I strive to provide the best care available with a little something special on top of it all, dignity and power.Learn More
Dr. Jesse Hade
Third Party Reproduction Director
I believe treatment should be hand crafted and tailored to the specific needs of my patients. Great treatment does not have to come at the cost of being treated like a number. I treat every one of my patients like family.Learn More
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Step 2: Ovarian Stimulation
After choosing your provider, The first step of IVF treatment is ovarian stimulation. During this phase, most protocols utilize medication that encourages the ovaries to develop multiple follicles, each of which may contain an egg.
Typically, more follicles lead to more eggs which lead to more embryos, which leads to a higher possibility of success. Many cycles will result in a handful of embryos that can be frozen and stored for future use.
After an initial consultation, the doctors will recommend a personalized protocol to get you the best results possible. Ovarian stimulation typically begins around day 3 of a cycle. Stimulation usually involves taking daily injectable medications for around ten days and will be followed closely with monitoring appointments. When follicles reach the appropriate size, a final “trigger” medication will be used to induce ovulation and promote final maturation of the eggs.
Step 3: Egg Retrieval
Egg Retrieval is a minor outpatient procedure done to collect the eggs from the ovaries so that they can be fertilized in our state-state-of-the-art laboratory.
It is performed 35-36 hours after the “trigger”, by one of our world class doctors.
The number of eggs retrieved depends on your age, history, diagnoses, ovarian reserve cycle plan and response to medications.
Step 4: Sperm Collection
When sperm is being provided by the partner, it is most often collected through ejaculation into a sterile cup the morning of the egg retrieval. Sperm can also be frozen, and then thawed the morning of the retrieval – this is particularly useful if the male partner will not be able to present at the office the day of the procedure.
The andrology team will process the sperm from the larger sample of semen. Once this process is complete, the sperm sample will be transferred to the embryology lab where fertilization will take place.
Step 5: Fertilization
The next major step of IVF takes place on site in our state-of-the-art embryology lab. After maturation is reached, the eggs are ready to be fertilized by our world-class embryologists. There are generally three methods of fertilization.
Once the fertilization process is complete, the embryos are nurtured to day 3-5 or until the embryo reaches the 8-cell or blastocyst stage.
If an embryo is grown to a blastocyst, it can undergo genetic testing. This is recommended on a case by case basis.
Step 6: Embryo Transfers
The last step of IVF treatment is the embryo transfer. After developing in optimal conditions in our cutting edge lab, the embryo is ready to be transferred. During the transfer, the embryo(s) are placed in the catheter, gently inserted past the cervix and offloaded to plant within the uterus.
Any remaining embryos that are not transferred can be frozen and used for embryo transfers at a later date.