In Vitro Fertilization Animation Video
Shows IVF Process and Procedure
If you have ever wondered how the IVF process works
the video and resources below will help answer any questions
and explain the process and procedure in full detail.
If you are considering In Vitro Fertilization or other
fertility treatments and live in the San Diego area
contact Dr. Lori Arnold and the California Center
for Reproductive Medicine for a personal consultation.
Phone: (760) 274-2000
What Is In-Vitro Fertilization and How Does it Work?
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the body: in vitro. IVF is a major treatment in infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. The process involves hormonally controlling the ovulatory process, removing ova (eggs) from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a fluid medium. The fertilised egg (zygote) is then transferred to the patient’s uterus with the intent to establish a successful pregnancy.
How Does IVF Work and What Is the Procedure?
The term in vitro, from the Latin root meaning in glass, is used, because early biological experiments involving cultivation of tissues outside the living organism from which they came, were carried out in glass containers such as beakers, test tubes, or petri dishes. Today, the term in vitro is used to refer to any biological procedure that is performed outside the organism it would normally be occurring in, to distinguish it from an in vivo procedure, where the tissue remains inside the living organism within which it is normally found. A colloquial term for babies conceived as the result of IVF, “test tube babies”, refers to the tube-shaped containers of glass or plastic resin, called test tubes, that are commonly used in chemistry labs and biology labs. However, in vitro fertilisation is usually performed in the shallower containers called Petri dishes. One IVF method, Autologous Endometrial Coculture, is actually performed on organic material, but is still considered in vitro.
For information in In Vitro Fertilization doctors and procedures in San Diego and Southern California contact the California Center for Reproductive Medicine (CACRM) at 760-274-2000
or visit their website www.sandiegofertility.org
2 San Diego Fertility Centers to Serve You
CACRM Fertility Center in Encinitas
California Center for Reproductive Medicine / CACRM
477 N. El Camino Real, Building C Suite 208
Encinitas, CA 92024
Office: (760) 633-2231
Fax: (760) 944-9241
Chula Vista Fertility Center
752 Medical Center,
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Office: (619) 397-2950
Fax: (619) 397-4649
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Dr. Lori Arnold MD / FACOG
Founder and Medical Director of
The California Center for Reproductive Medicine San Diego.
CACRM San Diego fertility clinic provides treatments, therapy and
services relating to fertility and infertility.
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