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.
Once we have at least one genetically normal embryo, you will then be prepared for a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle. This will require injections and the embryo transfer is usually performed under ultrasound guidance. About 9 to 11 days after the embryo transfer, you will take a blood pregnancy test.
You will be required to take progesterone and estrogen hormones to maintain the pregnancy until the placenta starts to produce hormones. Once this occurs, you will be slowly weaned off the hormones you are taking. You will be monitored with ultrasound and blood levels during this time.
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.