IVF/M technology is used to help a woman’s eggs completely mature in a controlled laboratory setting – instead of inside her body during an IVF cycle. Significantly less fertility medication is used during an IVF/M Cycle than in a Conventional IVF. Eggs from multiple small follicles are retrieved in an immature state to be matured in our state-of-the-art controlled laboratory. Once the immature eggs have matured fully in vitro, they are fertilized via ICSI and embryo culture proceeds.
IVF in conjunction with egg maturation in a laboratory setting (IVF/M) increases a woman’s chance of using her immature eggs for in vitro fertilization and development of quality embryos. No longer are only mature eggs surgically retrieved to be fertilized in vitro.
The candidates having the best pregnancy success rates using IVF/M are:
Women under the age of 30 have the best pregnancy success chances using IVF/M. 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.
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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.Read more: How In Vitro Maturation (IVF/M) Helps to Increase IVF Pregnancy Success Rates