We want to make sure parents are as healthy as they can be, before they have their baby. So, specific tests will be ordered depending on the past family history and ethnic background, but most of the patients will have the screening tests like CBC, Rubella AB and…
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment in which sperm and egg are combined in a laboratory setting to allow for fertilization outside of the body with subsequent transfer of the embryo back into the uterus. Harvest Fertility professionals have helped thousands of families have babies via IVF.
When it comes to fertility, maternal age matters. With aging, eggs will diminish in numbers and quality, making it more difficult to conceive or maintain a pregnancy. Freezing the eggs in the 20s and 30s, allows to take advantage of preserving young healthy eggs for later usage.
During the IVF process usually, many embryos are produced, and all cannot be transferred. Sometimes there is no embryo transfer, because of a genetic test or mother’s situation. So, we need to preserve the embryos for later use, by freezing them. Recent SART and CDC report indicates that the success rate of frozen embryo is like the fresh embryo and even better in some cases.
Human fertility requires sperm and eggs. There are also reasons for male, to preserve sperm for future use like cancer treatment, aging, conflict timing during IVF procedure, backup semen sample in case of male being unable to produce a sample at the time of his wife’s egg retrieval. . .etc.
ICSI is directly injecting a sperm into an egg. ICSI has become the main insemination procedure worldwide. In the pre-implantation genetic testing era, ICSI also is the preferred insemination procedure to prevent contamination of genetic material. In the USA, more than 70% of insemination cases are performed by ICSI.
Embryo transfer is the last step in the IVF lab. At Harvest Fertility we take special care in choosing the best morphology and genetic embryo for transfer, and we use the best tools for that in order to have the pregnancy rate as high as possible.
In some situation, no sperm is found in the ejaculate. It could be due to some obstruction like a previous vasectomy or non-obstructive. For both cases we need to aspirate the sperm from the testicle.
Having a healthy baby is the optimum goal for both parents and physician. Nowadays with all the progress in the genetics, we can predict some genetic abnormalities ahead of transferring an embryo to the mother’s womb. Doing PGT before transferring an embryo increases the chance of pregnancy and will decrease the risk of miscarriages. In harvest Fertility we use the most advanced method of PGT to get the best results.
Harvest Fertility is proud to provide the service for those who need to have a specific gender in their life. Gender selection can be done for family balancing and preventing sex-link genetic disease
The oocyte has a fatty-protein shell (zona pellucida) which later protects small embryonic cells falling apart. In the in vitro environment, there is a possibility that the zona pellucida becomes harder than usual, especially with embryo freezing, and sometimes its thicker than naturally. A hardened or thick zona pellucida dose not let the blastocyst to hatch out and implant. So, we will use our high-quality tools for making a hole in that membrane to help the embryonic cell hatch and implant easily.
There are situations that couples require to use donor egg or donor sperm to achieve their goals. Harvest fertility specialist will help you to find the right donor for your future child.