Information & Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver Canada
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Main Page
The Basic Recipe - 4 steps
1. Preparation for Treatment
2. Induction of ovulation
3. Egg Retrieval
4. Embryo Transfer
Each of the steps above are necessary to go through to complete an IVF cycle.
IVF is an Artificial Reproductive Technique designed by the wonders of modern scientific bio-medicine.
The process begins with a woman's ovaries being stimulated with fertility drugs to produce many follicles that contain eggs within. These eggs are then extracted from the woman's body (before they are ovulated into the reproductive tract) and are placed in a petri dish where they are nurtured and incubated to keep them alive.
Next, sperm is prepared and added to the petri dish to facilitate insemination/fertilization.
The growth is carefully monitored for 3-5 days, and when the situation is right, meaning the appropriate growth has occurred, the embryos, or blastocysts are transferred to the woman's uterus which has been being prepared to optimize the chances for implantation.
The few weeks after the procedure, until it has been confirmed that a viable pregnancy has resulted, is quite possibly one of the longest and most stressful periods of time in a woman's life.
Hopefully, a few months later, the couple who has undergone In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) will receive a very small healthy gift (or two or three) from Heaven. This is the visionary hope of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
The 4 step links above will expand on almost every aspect involved in an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process. This is a big decision in one's life. Ask questions, get informed, and listen to your heart.
If this is the path you and your partner have chosen, may you have the best of luck.
In Vitro Fertilization versus Natural Conception
Treatment of Infertility & IVF Support with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in Vancouver
Dr. Spence Pentland, Dr. TCM, R.Ac, FABORM
Dr. Spence Pentland is a provincially licenced Doctor with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC,
& a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (click on letter credentials for more info).
His clinical practice in Vancouver has focused on the treatment of men's and women's reproductive health issues since 2004,
helping hundreds realize their dream of having happy healthy families.
Click below to learn more about
1. Dr. Spence Pentland's Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver
2. The IVF Acupuncture Group - a team of doctors specializing in providing quality, evidence-based acupuncture services for patients undergoing IVF in Greater Vancouver
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