In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be an effective treatment option for couples with specific types of fertility problems. As a skilled reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Valentin Tureanu, MD, NCMP, offers the most advanced IVF methods and techniques for women in Chicago and Downers Grove, Illinois, optimizing the process to increase the chances of successful conception. Call Dr. Tureanu office today or use our online scheduling system to make an appointment to learn more about IVF.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that takes eggs from the mother (or a donor) and sperm from the father (or a donor) and combines them in a lab for fertilization. Once fertilization occurs, the embryos are transferred to your uterus.
IVF typically is used after other types of fertility treatments, like fertility medications, have failed. It can be helpful in achieving pregnancy when infertility is caused by:
IVF has five basic steps:
As a reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Tureanu is skilled in the most advanced IVF techniques for the highest success rates and greater confidence in your care.
IVF success rates depend on several factors, including the cause of infertility, lifestyle factors, and general maternal health. One of the biggest factors that can influence the success of IVF is your age. In the U.S., women under age 35 have the highest live birth rate following IVF at 41-43%. The success rate declines steadily with age, and women who are over the age of 40 have 13-18% chance of having a live birth following IVF treatment. Dr. Tureanu has significant experience in reproductive endocrinology and can help you understand your success rate and other possible pros and cons during your office visit.