Who qualifies for IVF?
When IVF was first attempted, its application was limited to women with absent or severely damaged fallopian tubes. Since then, uses for IVF have greatly expanded to include couples with male infertility (e.g. low sperm count, immunological infertility), patients with severe endometriosis, unexplained infertility and those with a variety of other fertility-related conditions. There are four central steps in the IVF process: induction and timing of ovulation, oocyte retrieval, fertilization and embryo transfer. We have provided a description of each.
IVF is a complicated procedure involving physicians, scientists, laboratory technologists, nurses and many others. You can rest assured that each team member of Abington Reproductive Medicine is highly trained and qualified to help you through your procedure, answer questions and coordinate your cycle.
Emotional aspects of IVF
While IVF can offer new hope to those who may otherwise be unable to conceive, it also has the potential to create added stress. Participants must be monitored closely and so much emphasis is placed on precise timing. Participants must also face the possibility that their attempts may fail or be cancelled. While most are able to cope with the various stresses associated with this procedure, all patients should be aware of the various counseling and support outlets available to them.
If you have questions regarding your in vitro fertilizaion (IVF) treatment coverage, contact Karen Merlini, Financial Coordinator at: