IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

Success rates depend on the choices you make

There are choices you can make that will drastically increase your chances of success -- or that will make it difficult to succeed. And the right answer often depends on who you are as an individual.

IVF is complicated -- we explain it all

The issues can get overwhelming fast, but it's crucial that you have a good understanding as you make decisions. We demistify all the important choices -- even the questions you don't know to ask yet.

IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
The most successful, invasive, and expensive fertility treatment

One Hub For Knowledge

Boiling down all the data you need to understand IVF

Pro Tips & Checklists

Concrete action plans and frameworks to plan every major decision along the way, training you to ask the right questions

Video Tutorials

Easy-to-follow summaries and analysis to help you learn at your own pace

Course Syllabus

IVF is complicated and, while we wish we could say that it's possible to absorb all the details during the 5 - 30 minute visits with your doctor, that's really not the case. This comprehensive guide to IVF boils down every major issue you'll encounter -- a high level overview of the IVF process, a deeper dive into the IVF process, IVF success rates and how they differ depending on diagnosis and age, the medication protocols that can be used during IVF, the choice of inseminating eggs either using ICSI fertilization or conventional insemination, the pros and cons of growing embryos to Day 3 cleavage stage or Day 5 blastocyst stage, the decisions around genetic screening of embryos, deciding which embryo to transfer, deciding how many embryos to transfer at once, the ways the IVF laboratory can impact your odds of success and the things you need to know up front to avoid going to the wrong lab for you, the risks of IVF, and the costs of IVF. We're always sure to provide details about how data might be different depending on different unique types of patients -- because in the world of fertility, it's really not one-size-fits-all. We truly believe this guide is the foundation every fertility patient should start with when they're navigating the world of treatments.

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