Ovarian Stimulation and Egg Development/Maturation
Medications (oral and/or injectable) are used to stimulate the development of multiple follicles and mature eggs. Physicians carefully select the ovarian stimulation protocol and personally monitor the progress by performing periodic ultrasounds and hormone evaluations.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination refers to the placement of sperm directly into the uterus. IUI is performed around the time of ovulation and is a relatively simple procedure. Processed sperm is placed directly into the uterus using a small, flexible catheter. Infertility medications may be recommended prior to insemination.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF involves the stimulation (development and maturation) of the eggs, the harvesting of the eggs, fertilization of those eggs with partner/donor semen in the laboratory, replacement of the fertilized eggs (embryos) through the cervix into the uterine cavity (embryo transfer-ET) and the monitoring of luteal phase and pregnancy hormones. FSAC medical and embryology staff perform all IVF-ET procedures onsite.
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Screening (PGS)
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis testing is available for indications such as recurrent pregnancy loss, chromosome abnormalities, and gender selection. During PGD, our embryologists perform the embryo biopsy and blastocyst stage (removal of a single cell), analyze the single cell (blastomere) through genetic testing and coordinate the transfer of the genetically desired embryos.