IVF in conjunction with egg maturation in a laboratory setting (IVF/M) increases a woman’s chances of using at least some of her immature eggs for in vitro fertilization and transfer. Look: Through In Vitro Maturation (IVF/M or IVM) technology, Dr. John Zhang is able to retrieve and bring some of your immature eggs to maturation in vitro. Why does this make a difference? Typically in past conventional IVF procedures, only mature eggs were surgically retrieved to be fertilized in vitro.
A Conventional IVF procedure requires a woman to undergo multiple hormone injections to help produce 10 to 15 egg follicles as they reach maturity while they are still in her ovaries. In addition, the patient must endure multiple, regular ultrasounds and blood tests during a one month fresh IVF cycle.
The IVF/M procedure matures a woman’s eggs in vitro – in the laboratory – after they have been surgically retrieved in an immature stage. Here’s the deal: IVF/M requires fewer fertility medications and only a couple of ultrasound and blood tests during a typical one month cycle.
IVF/M cycle fertility medications are typically available in pill and suppository form. The best part? Because fertility medications are scaled back through the IVF/M process, the patient’s cost is reduced.
IVF/M technology is used to retrieve and mature a woman’s immature eggs in New Hope Fertility Center’s state-of-the-art controlled laboratory setting.
The candidates having the best pregnancy success rates using IVF/M are:
IVF/M technology helps women who are not able to bring their eggs to maturity naturally. Dr. John Zhang will harvest your immature eggs and then bring them to maturity in a controlled laboratory setting before fertilization takes place.
Women under the age of 30 have the best pregnancy success chances using IVF/M – when eggs are retrieved before maturity. Pregnancy success rates are lower for women in their advanced maternal years – over 35.
Yearly ART data on IVF success rates is a rich source of information for potential IVF patients. This data gives patients an idea of their average chances of pregnancy success through IVF.
IVF success rates vary in the context of patient and treatment characteristics:
You can find our IVF success rate outcomes in graphed data by clicking here.
It is important to work with a fertility specialist having the clinical and research experience required to design a customized IVF/M treatment plan meeting your personal medical needs. If you would like to know more about IVM and its IVF pregnancy success, schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center call 917.525.5496.