In Vitro Maturation (IVM)
In Vitro Oocyte Maturation (IVM) permits us to use eggs for IVF procedures that may not have been as mature as we would have hoped for when they were retrieved. IVM is a delicate process but is very helpful in some cases, when eggs are released and retrieved even though they may not have fully matured inside a woman’s ovaries during her menstrual cycle. The eggs are placed in a maturation medium in our labs and carefully monitored and cultured to ensure that they are able to keep developing outside the body. While it is not guaranteed that all eggs will mature enough for use in IVF, IVM increases a woman’s chance to use some of her eggs.
We work very hard to maximize each woman’s chances of having a successful pregnancy. We work with each individual to ensure that we explore every possibility. We know that everybody and every body is different and that everyone brings a unique history and set of circumstances with them. We want to ensure that regardless of all of this, you receive the best care that yields the highest possibility and outcome.