In vitro fertilization (IVF) helps with fertilization, embryo development, and implantation, so you can get pregnant.

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) acronym on colorful wooden cubes

IVF stands for in vitro fertilization.

In vitro means “in the lab” and fertilization refers to conception. Usually, IVF involves taking many eggs (retrieved via a transvaginal ultrasound-guided needle) and placing them in a petri dish with specially washed sperm cells (retrieved via masturbation.) If all goes well, some of the retrieved eggs will become fertilized by the sperm cells and become embryos. One or two of those healthy embryos will be transferred to your uterus

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