Chapter 7

IVF-ET

The DVD illustrates the In Vitro Fertilization procedure - the stimulation and removal of eggs from a woman's ovaries for fertilization. The six phases of IVF are demystified as you follow along - the regulation of the ovulation cycle, "super-ovulation", egg retrieval and incubation, followed by sperm sample preparation, fertilization, and finally the embryo transfer back to the woman's uterus.

As with all treatments shown in the DVD, risks, side effects, and patient expectations are discussed in detail. Your complete understanding of the process is our goal.