IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

Struggling to get pregnant? In vitro fertilization (IVF) is our most powerful tool to help you.

Even though the technology of IVF is all but universal, the way RISE Fertility physicians customize this technique to fit your individual needs is what makes all the difference. The struggle to get pregnant can be stressful, and we want to help put your mind at ease about the process.

As medicine and technology evolve, RISE Fertility does the same. Cutting edge and data-driven, we aim to be at the forefront of the field as new research guides best practices and leads to optimal outcomes.

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

Struggling to get pregnant? In vitro fertilization (IVF) is our most powerful tool to help you.

Even though the technology of IVF is all but universal, the way RISE Fertility physicians customize this technique to fit your individual needs is what makes all the difference. The struggle to get pregnant can be stressful, and we want to help put your mind at ease about the process.

As medicine and technology evolve, RISE Fertility does the same. Cutting edge and data-driven, we aim to be at the forefront of the field as new research guides best practices and leads to optimal outcomes.

THE RISE FERTILITY PROCESS

IVF Step-By-Step

We customize the most advanced techniques
and innovative technology to increase your chances of success.

Below is a comprehensive overview of the entire IVF process:

STEP 1

Custom IVF Protocol

Fertility care is not one size fits all. Your RISE Fertility physician will personalize a treatment protocol to fit your needs and meet your goals. They will also answer any questions or concerns you may have about the process.

STEP 2

Ovarian Stimulation

Once we’ve determined your IVF plan, you will be prescribed medications to promote the growth of the eggs over 10-12 days. You are carefully monitored during this phase in order to optimize your cycle.

STEP 3

Egg Retrieval & Sperm Collection

Once the 10-12 days of medications has ended, your RISE Fertiliy physician will perform a 10-15 minute procedure to collect the eggs, which are then combined with sperm to create embryos. During the procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia.

STEP 4

Embryo Development

Once created, the embryos are observed in the lab for up to 7 days. They can be transferred into the uterus, biopsied for preimplantation genetic testing, or frozen and saved for the future. You will be able to make the final decision regarding the use of the embryos.

THE RISE FERTILITY PROCESS

IVF Step-By-Step

We customize the most advanced techniques and
cutting edge technology to increase your chances of success.

STEP 1

Custom IVF Protocol

Fertility care is not one size fits all. Your RISE Fertility physician will personalize a treatment protocol to fit your needs and meet your goals. They will also answer any questions or concerns you may have about the process.

STEP 2

Ovarian Stimulation

Once we’ve determined your IVF plan, you will be prescribed medications to promote the growth of the eggs over 10-12 days. You are carefully monitored during this phase in order to optimize your cycle.

STEP 3

Egg Retrieval & Sperm Collection

Once the 10-12 days of medications has ended, your RISE Fertiliy physician will perform a10-15 minute procedure to collect the eggs, which are then combined with sperm to create embryos. During the procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia.

STEP 4

Embryo Development

Once created the embryos are observed in the lab for up to 7 days. They can be transferred into the uterus, biopsied for preimplantation genetic testing, or frozen and saved for the future. You will be able to make the final decision regarding the use of the embryos.

Natural & Minimal Stimulation IVF

For some carefully selected patients, we can use a natural or minimal approach to stimulate egg development using little to no medication. After reviewing your history and goals, we can discuss the pros and cons of this strategy and determine if it's right for you. Please let your RISE Fertility physician know if you are interested in this alternative method of IVF.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Common Questions About IVF

IVF is a relatively quick process that usually takes 10-14 days. The timeline depends on a variety of factors. These include the individual patient, their response to their prescribed medication, and how the eggs develop during the process.

Over the course of the 10-12 day stimulation phase, you will come to the office for about 3-4 quick (15-20 minutes) monitoring visits. Blood work and an ultrasound are performed to check follicular growth. We offer appointments from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Most patients generally tolerate their prescribed IVF medication with few side effects, if any.  Some patients may experience hormonal symptoms such as bloating and fatigue, which usually go away once medications are stopped. Please inform your RISE Fertility physician if you are allergic to any medications at the time of your first appointment. Contact a physician immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects after starting the medication.

Your IVF protocol will vary based on personal factors. Your RISE Fertility physician will take your medical history, previous fertility treatments, and your ovarian reserve and hormone testing into account to create a personalized treatment protocol and optimize your outcome.

IVF actually has a lower risk of multiple pregnancy compared to other fertility treatments. This is because you decide how many of the embryos are transferred into the uterus. If you transfer one embryo, there is about a 1% chance that embryo will split and lead to a twin pregnancy. Conversely, if you want to increase your chances of a multiple pregnancy, you can implant more than one.

This is a common misconception. The IVF process simply stimulates eggs to grow and mature that would have otherwise died during a cycle. IVF does not remove all your eggs, affect your future fertility, or make you start menopause earlier.
No, birth control pills are not required to do an IVF cycle, but there may be some instances where taking a birth control pill would be beneficial. Your RISE Fertility physician will review the strategy with you before starting a cycle.
Some insurance plans cover fertility diagnostics, but coverage for fertility treatment depends on your carrier and policy. At RISE Fertility, our unique financial consultation process will help you navigate the costs of fertility care and review your insurance benefit coverage, while our exclusive fertility financing options help put treatment within reach.

Make Your First IVF Appointment Today!

If you are ready to learn more about IVF, we are here to help you start that journey. Contact us to make an appointment
with your RISE Fertility physician at our Newport Beach or Mission Viejo office.