In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatment in Chicago, IL
Fertility Treatment Options and Care
IVF is a popular treatment with many families experiencing fertility challenges. If you are struggling to conceive, IVF can help. At Reproductive Medicine Institute (RMI), our doctors, nurses, and laboratory staff have provided numerous patients with IVF treatment on their path to starting a family. We’ll help you learn about the benefits, risks, and processes that go into IVF. From there, we’ll guide you through the whole process and help you achieve your best chances of conceiving a child. Our team is here for you. Read about the IVF process. When you’re ready, give us a call to schedule an appointment.
What Is IVF?
In vitro fertilization is a procedure intended to help patients overcome pregnancy challenges or difficulties. Our staff takes an egg, fertilizes it in our lab, and then places it into the uterus. This accomplishes fertilizing an egg without the need for fallopian tubes that can inhibit the process. Many women suffer from tubal factor infertility, which is why they may turn to IVF. IVF is complex, but the staff at RMI has extensive experience assisting patients through the process with favorable results. The steps outlined in IVF are as follows:
Sometimes, a patient may require fertility medications to boost egg production. The patient administers these themselves.
The male partner donates a sperm sample.
Using an ultrasound, the doctor inserts a needle through the vagina to the ovaries and egg sacs, called follicles. The doctor carefully retrieves the eggs to be transferred to a laboratory dish. We typically conduct this process while the patient is under anesthesia.
Our embryologists evaluate the quality of your eggs. We then combine the best eggs with the sperm to increase the chances of a successful conception.
When fertilized eggs divide, it is now an embryo. We biopsy each embryo in our lab and grade them to a strict set of guidelines for qualities. This process takes about three to five days. We then ask you to return to our office so your fertility specialist can implant the embryo with the highest rating into your uterus. We can also save unused embryos for future use.
We adapt the process to meet your needs, providing a stress-free environment, allowing you to relax. Our team builds a relationship of trust and communication with each patient to provide a respectful service with open communication.
Does IVF Make Sense for Me?
While some patients choose IVF pregnancy because of medically related infertility conditions, others opt for IVF because it fits with their lifestyle, family situation, or other situation. The fertility specialists at RMI can work with you to determine if IVF is a good fit for you.
Here are just some of the conditions under which patients might choose IVF treatment:
- History of miscarriages
- Low sperm count
- Mother’s advanced age
- Single-parent birth
- LGBTQ+ parents
- Tubal ligation
- Unexplained fertility
Will My Insurance Cover IVF?
In most cases, patients with medical coverage can obtain full or partial coverage for treatment at RMI’s IVF center. We accept most major insurance plans (view a list here). However, if insurance coverage is not available for your care, RMI’s financing experts will work with you to determine a payment option that works for you.
Get Started Today
IVF is a safe health procedure, even though it is a complicated one. We will discuss your potential risks, future pregnancy, and other cautions during your consultation and throughout your journey. We’re always here for you to help you stay comfortable.
Ready to explore your options? Talk to an RMI fertility specialist today.