1. Fertility assessment
for both partners is needed first to evaluate all possible reasons that may contribute to infertility.
: scheduling the IVF cycle, receiving training from the nurses, signing forms, and ordering medications.
3. Ovarian stimulation
: 8-14 days of medication injections to stimulate the growth of follicles, future eggs.
4. Egg retrieval
: a 15-minute simple surgical procedure performed under anesthesia. At least 60 minutes before the egg retrieval, a semen sample should be received by the lab.
5. Embryo stage
: after the eggs are retrieved, they are combined with sperm in the laboratory to facilitate fertilization. During 4-5 days, the fertilized eggs, now called embryos, are cultured in the laboratory to allow them to develop further.
6. Embryo transfer
: in the final stage, one or more embryos are transferred into the uterus through a thin catheter. ASRM guidelines recommended choosing one embryo transfer as it has a lower risk of multiple pregnancies and birth complications.