Our San Diego IVF clinic is proud to offer in vitro fertilization to our patients. IVF is a cutting-edge and highly effective process that requires several weeks of preparation. Because we are a boutique fertility clinic that provides individualized attention to our patients, Dr. Minoos Hosseinzadeh will guide you and personally care for you during every step of the IVF process.
During an in vitro fertilization cycle, certain lifestyle choices can decrease the chance of conception. Our San Diego IVF clinic recommends avoiding the following substances, both before and during IVF treatment and pregnancy.
Dr. Hosseinzadeh recommends that patients begin taking prenatal vitamins before IVF treatment. She will review all prescription and over-the-counter medications before IVF. The goal is to ensure that a patient’s medications will not interfere with IVF treatment or pregnancy.
If you have any questions about in vitro fertilization or you are ready to begin the IVF process at our San Diego IVF clinic, please contact us. We are happy to guide you on the path to parenthood.
The embryo transfer is usually performed 2 to 6 days following the egg retrieval. The embryo transfer is usually performed under ultrasound guidance.
Progesterone is naturally produced from the ovary following ovulation. Various forms of natural progesterone will be administered following the egg retrieval. Other medications including, but not limited to estrogen will also be given in the luteal phase of the cycle.
To start the IVF process at our San Diego IVF clinic, the male and female partner will undergo diagnostic fertility testing. The results will help Dr. Hosseinzadeh determine the best way to proceed with treatment using IVF.
The female patient will then begin taking injectable fertility medications. During this time, she will be carefully monitored with blood work and ultrasounds. When her eggs mature, Dr. Hosseinzadeh will retrieve them from the ovaries during an outpatient procedure.
Our embryologist will then fertilize the eggs using sperm from the woman’s partner or sperm donor. If the patients are interested in preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), our team can perform it for them after fertilization and before embryo transfer.
The final two steps involve an embryo transfer and taking hormonal medications to support the uterine lining. About 10 days after the embryo transfer, the patient will take a pregnancy test to confirm whether the IVF cycle was a success.
We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about your fertility treatment. Here at Fertility Institute of San Diego, you will be treated with compassion and care.