Getting pregnant seems like it should happen naturally and effortlessly, and yet for many couples that’s not the case. If you’ve exhausted other less-invasive methods, your fertility specialist may recommend trying one or more assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
ART, a class of advanced fertility treatments, most commonly refers to in vitro fertilization–embryo transfer (IVF-ET or IVF) but includes other options. All of these procedures involve the retrieval of a woman’s eggs from her ovaries, processing the eggs and sperm for fertilization, and placing the embryos in the woman to achieve a pregnancy.
ART have helped many people overcome infertility, but they are not the answer for every couple. Most of the time doctors recommend ART only when less complex and less expensive treatment methods, such as fertility hormones or artificial insemination, don’t succeed. However, in certain circumstances (such as advanced age or severe male fertility problems) your specialist may recommend ART as first-line therapy.
We will carefully and thoroughly review your medical history and status with you to determine the best procedure(s) for achieving your goal of a healthy pregnancy.
Learn more about these advanced ART services to optimize your chances for conception and a successful pregnancy.