IVF Basics

Your Source for Dallas IVF Basics and Breakthroughs

For Plano and Dallas area couples affected by endometriosis, fallopian tube damage, low sperm count, ovulation disorders, and other causes of infertility, in vitro fertilization ~IVF in our Dallas IVF clinic may offer the best opportunity to conceive a child. Before you begin IVF in Dallas, our highly skilled team led by Dr. James Douglas will explain the entire process from beginning to end, the ABCs of IVF.

In addition to traditional IVF, we offer leading edge laboratory services, including: intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) IVF; frozen embryo transfers; and IVF with preimplantation genetic screening (PGD/PGS), which looks for chromosomal abnormalities and genetic diseases.

A Brief History of the Dallas IVF Revolution

In 1978, Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, was conceived and born in England. Since that time, IVF has paved the way for the birth of over one million babies worldwide. In many cases, IVF is the most successful treatment for couples who wish to achieve pregnancy; this treatment was originally developed as an answer for couples facing infertility due to blocked or missing fallopian tubes. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) can now successfully treat male factor infertility, unexplained infertility, premature ovarian failure, endometriosis, and many other causes of infertility. In Dallas, IVF has changed the family-building trajectory for thousands of once-infertile couples.

Understanding How IVF Works

In Detroit, Davenport or Dallas, IVF treatment will always involves these steps:

  • To begin, Dr. Douglas will prescribe hormonal medication that will stimulate your ovaries to produce eggs. Our Dallas IVF clinic will monitor this portion of the cycle in our office with blood work and sonograms to monitor progress and watch for hyper-stimulation.
  • After approximately 8 to 10 days, Dr. Douglas will schedule the egg retrieval. Your partner will need to provide a sperm sample the same day as the retrieval.
  • In our specialized embryology IVF laboratory, the eggs are fertilized with your partner’s sperm.
  • The embryos are cultured in the lab for several days, and then patients return to our Plano office for the embryo transfer.

How Do Plano, Richardson and Dallas IVF Results Stack Up against National Averages?

Since the mid-1980s, success rates for IVF have continued to grow. National averages are documented at 36 percent (national data collected in 2007; see www.CDC.gov) for patients where the woman is under the age 35. At IVF Plano, we have achieved pregnancy rates for the same group of patients at levels greater than 55 percent, well above the national success rate for live births.

Create the Family you Desire at IVF Plano

Although infertility can leave you feeling frustrated, our fertility clinic team can assist you with beginning or expanding your family. Dr. Douglas has the expertise and skill to increase the odds of conception, often with IVF, taking you one step closer to your ultimate goal of a healthy baby. To learn more about Dallas IVF options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Douglas, call our office today.