Conventional IVF in Los Angeles

Conventional IVF in Los Angeles

Conventional IVF can make you the parent you are meant to be. Contact a double-board certified fertility specialist in Southern California today!

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Whether you are looking to start a family or expand the one you have, struggling to have a baby can take an emotional toll on anyone. If you have exhausted most traditional conception processes, fertility treatments like In Vitro Fertilization Treatments in Los Angeles may be a great option to consider.

For many years, Reproductive Fertility Center has been successfully performing in vitro fertilization (IVF). This treatment offers hope to many couples who would otherwise be unable to have children. IVF may be the treatment you’ve been looking for to overcome infertility issues and conceive the best gift life has to offer.

What is in vitro fertilization?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves retrieving a woman's eggs, fertilizing them with a man's sperm in a laboratory dish and then transferring the resulting embryo back into the woman's uterus. The goal of IVF is to help a woman become pregnant.

Our Los Angeles fertility experts have been trained in the most innovative and cutting-edge techniques and treatment procedures. Dr. Saadat’s success with IVF has been well documented and unique in that we never batch our patients cycles together – every care plan is different and based solely upon what is right for you.

Getting started with IVF Treatments may be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Contact our dedicated Los Angeles team online here or call our office for help 310-881-8846

Who is an Ideal IVF Candidate?

The ideal IVF client can come in many different shapes and sizes. Let’s review them at glance who are the optimal patients for this assisted reproductive treatment:

1) Age Related Infertility

Unfortunately, the older a woman gets, the less viable her egg stores become. At Reproductive Fertility, we have a high success rate in helping women over the age of 35 become pregnant. For our age-related fertility cases, we also consider egg donation, which can dramatically improve your chances of a successful conception.

2) Medically Infertile

If you are under the age of 35 and haven’t been able to conceive for over a year, it is more likely that a medical issue is the cause of infertility. We work with a variety of medically infertile couples, including those with absent or damaged fallopian tubes, endometriosis, tubal and pelvic adhesions, or recurrent intrauterine insemination failure.

3) Unexplained Infertility

For some women, we simply cannot find a reason they cannot conceive a child naturally. However, unexplained infertility shouldn’t be a reason you can’t have the family you want. Our IVF process has helped a number of families with unexplained infertility create the family they’ve always wanted.

4) Women who have their fallopian tubes blocked

The IVF procedure is unique in that it completely bypasses the fallopian tubes. If you are capable of producing healthy eggs, but had procedures to block from fertilization, then IVF is a great treatment option for you.

5) Men with factor infertility

In some cases, the male may be responsible for fertility issues. Some of these include low sperm count, irregularly shaped sperm, or other male fertility issues IVF pairs with ICSI can deliver positive results with fertilization.

6) LGBTQ+ Couples

For LGBTQ individuals or couples who wish to have biological children, fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) can be viable options. For same-sex female couples, IVF can be used with one partner providing the eggs and the other partner carrying the pregnancy. For same-sex male couples, a surrogate can be used to carry a fertilized egg created with the sperm of one or both partners. Fertility treatments for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples the opportunity to have children biologically related to them and to expand their families in the way they desire.

How Does the IVF Procedure Work?

The IVF procedure starts with ovarian stimulation, in which we use fertility drugs that stimulate the ovaries to produce several high-quality eggs that we will retrieve. Multiple eggs will increase the potential for producing multiple embryos, which betters your likelihood of a successful conception. During the 7 to 14-day stimulation period, ultrasound exams and lab tests are performed to track the development of the follicles.

Once the ovaries have been stimulated, we then retrieve the eggs. Your egg retrieval is performed in our surgical suite once the follicles are ready. A fine needle is inserted into the ovaries, with ultrasound guidance to locate each follicle. Fluid from the follicles is drawn into a test tube to retrieve the eggs. The procedure itself lasts about 15 minutes and will be able to go home a few hours following your egg retrieval. You will be provided pain medication to alleviate any discomfort.

During the same time as the egg retrieval, the male partner typically collects a semen sample. The semen is examined in our lab, and the best quality sperm is selected. If you feel that sperm is difficult to be produced the day of, sperm can be collected ahead of time and cryopreserved.

Once both samples are collected, we create the embryo culture. We add the best quality sperm to the eggs that have been retrieved to achieve fertilization. In cases with low sperm count or when eggs are fertilized using conventional IVF procedures, physicians will choose to fertilize via ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). Eggs are examined the next day for evidence of fertilization.

One to five days after fertilization, your doctor will transfer the embryos into the uterus via a thin catheter through the cervix. This process is like a pap smear and is generally quick and painless. A blood pregnancy test is performed after embryo transfer, and an ultrasound will occur two weeks after a positive pregnancy test.

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IVF Success Rate

IVF success rates vary depending on a variety of factors including the woman's age and the cause of her fertility problems. Multiple cycles of IVF may be required to achieve a pregnancy, and there is a risk of multiple pregnancies and other complications. However, for many people, IVF offers the best chance of having a child.

Reproductive Fertility is proud to state that our state-of-the-art facility and practices produce a pregnancy rate higher than the national rate. For more information, visit our Success Rate page.

IVF – In Vitro Fertilization Cost

The cost of your IVF treatments in Los Angeles will vary depending on a number of factors.

Reproductive Fertility Center is proud to accept most PPO insurance plans, including Blue Cross/Anthem, Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Health Net. Some may also be eligible for financing or insurance coverage for the IVF treatment. Our team will be happy to review these options with you during the initial consultation.

Schedule an Initial Consultation with a Southern California IVF Doctor Today

At Reproductive Fertility Center, it is our mission to help you achieve your fertility goals. If you are looking for a Los Angele Board Certified Fertility Doctor, do not hesitate to contact our office. We have convenient clinics located in West Hollywood, Riverside, and Glendora. Our team dedicated to helping you achieve your family goals and able to help every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions about IVF

Should I Consider Egg Donation for my IVF Treatment?

- Egg donation is often considered for women who are over 35 years of age. Egg quality begins to deteriorate when women are in the mid-to-late 30s, and most women see more success with egg donation as they get older. We can discuss this option during your consultation.

What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?

- ICSI is a process where a single sperm is injected directly into the egg to achieve fertilization. This process is used during an IVF cycle to increase the chances of fertilization.

Do I Have to Transfer All of My Embryos at Once?

- No. The decision is based on a number of factors. By choosing to transfer a single embryo, you are giving yourself the best possible chance for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby. The goal at RFC is to help patients deliver one healthy baby at a time. However, there may be times when two or more embryos must be transferred to achieve a pregnancy. This will always be a joint decision with the patient, the physician, and the embryologist’s input. Embryos that are not transferred can be cryopreserved and used for later transfers.

Can We Select the Baby’s Gender with IVF?

Yes, your embryos can be genetically diagnosed for gender (sex) selection as well as chromosomal abnormalities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Consider Egg Donation for my IVF Treatment?
What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?
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