In-Vitro Fertilization

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In-Vitro Fertilization services offered in Bedford and Fort Worth, TX

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an advanced solution to infertility for many people. CARE Fertility is one of the leading IVF facilities in the field, offering conventional and reciprocal IVF and the innovative effortless IVF®. If you’re experiencing the despair of infertility, IVF gives you genuine hope. Call CARE Fertility’s Bedford or Fort Worth, Texas, office today or book an appointment online to find out how you could benefit from the team's expertise.

In-Vitro Fertilization Q & A

What is in vitro fertilization?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). It can be a good option for people struggling with a variety of infertility issues, including:

  • Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovulation problems
  • Low sperm count
  • Sperm quality issues
  • Unknown causes of infertility

The CARE Fertility team can diagnose most kinds of infertility, but there’s no apparent reason for these problems in some cases. IVF can help even when the cause of your infertility isn’t detectable.

What kinds of IVF are available?

The CARE Fertility team offers three kinds of IVF:

Conventional IVF

Conventional or stimulated IVF involves using fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries. This produces multiple eggs that your doctor can harvest. In CARE Fertility’s embryology lab, the team combines the eggs with sperm and incubates them. The resulting embryos go into the woman’s uterus.

Reciprocal IVF

Reciprocal IVF is an option many same-sex female couples use that enables both partners to play a part in creating a child. The embryology team fertilizes one partner’s eggs with donor sperm, then transfers the embryo to the other partner, who carries the baby to term.

effortless IVF®

effortless IVF begins in the same way as conventional IVF, with the collection of eggs and sperm. However, instead of keeping the eggs and sperm in the lab, your doctor places them in an INVOcell, which goes into your vagina.

After a five-day incubation, your doctor transfers the healthy embryos to the uterus for implantation. The effortless IVF system cuts out a great deal of the lab work, tests, and doctor visits required with conventional IVF, making it far more affordable and convenient.

Very often, the CARE Fertility team freezes embryos for future use. They then implant the embryo (frozen embryo transfer or FET) into the woman’s uterus when she’s ready to receive them.

How does fertilization occur with IVF?

The two methods of fertilizing an egg for IVF are:

Traditional fertilization

With traditional IVF fertilization, the embryologist places thousands of healthy sperm next to the egg in a lab dish. Fertilization occurs when one of these sperm penetrates the outer layer of the egg.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

Sometimes sperm can’t get through the egg’s outer layer because it’s too thick or hard, or the sperm may not be swimming strongly enough. The ICSI process involves using a tiny needle to inject a single sperm into the egg’s center.

CARE Fertility excels in ICSI and was the first clinic in North Texas to see a baby born following the process. The practice was also the first locally to use ICSI for treating male factor infertility.

Most people need more than one IVF procedure before pregnancy occurs. There’s no definitive method of predicting the success of IVF for individual women, and successful implantation, pregnancy, and birth depend on many factors.

To maximize your chances of successful IVF, call CARE Fertility today or book an appointment online.