Many people who have tried to get pregnant feel blocked from starting a family when they have trouble conceiving a child. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures at the Center of Reproductive Medicine (CORM) in Houston, Texas are successful because we have quality fertility doctors that are highly experienced with this life-changing fertility treatment.

At CORM, we know that when you are considering pursuing an in-vitro pregnancy in Houston, you have access to many infertility clinics. You are searching for the best doctors – the ones with high IVF pregnancy success rates, as well as female and male diagnostic testing. If you choose the Center of Reproductive Medicine as your guide, you could soon be celebrating your baby’s first birthday.

UNLIKE MANY
FERTILITY
CENTERS

CORM has a full IVF laboratory on-site, including an in-house SurgiCenter for performing laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, hysterosalpingograms and tubal reversal surgeries. We also offer opportune and affordable fertility treatments to help couples try for an in-vitro pregnancy.

THE JOURNEY
HOW IVF WORKS

YOUR CONSULTATION

1Meet with physician to review medical history and testing results to determine optimal treatment plan for you.


IVF COORDINATOR CONSULTATION

2This involves watching a video describing the IVF process and meeting with our IVF coordinator to review your protocol and calendar.


SYNCHRONIZATION

3Either birth control pills or estrogen will be used for synchronization. This will help to synchronize the follicular growth.


EGG RETRIEVAL

4The egg retrieval is a minor surgical procedure to remove the eggs. It is performed under anesthesia with ultrasound guidance.


TRIGGER

5Once the follicles reach the appropriate size, a trigger medication will be given, and the egg retrieval will be planned for 35-36 hours after the trigger.


STIMULATION

6This involves taking injections for 8-12 days to stimulate the ovaries to grow multiple eggs. During this time, 4-5 monitoring visits will be done with bloodwork and ultrasound to monitor your progress.


YOUR CONSULTATION

1Meet with physician to review medical history and testing results to determine optimal treatment plan for you.


IVF COORDINATOR CONSULTATION

2This involves watching a video describing the IVF process and meeting with our IVF coordinator to review your protocol and calendar.


SYNCHRONIZATION

3Either birth control pills or estrogen will be used for synchronization. This will help to synchronize the follicular growth.


EGG RETRIEVAL

4The egg retrieval is a minor surgical procedure to remove the eggs. It is performed under anesthesia with ultrasound guidance.


TRIGGER

5Once the follicles reach the appropriate size, a trigger medication will be given, and the egg retrieval will be planned for 35-36 hours after the trigger.


STIMULATION

6This involves taking injections for 8-12 days to stimulate the ovaries to grow multiple eggs. During this time, 4-5 monitoring visits will be done with bloodwork and ultrasound to monitor your progress.


FERTILIZATION

7Fertilization can occur in one of two ways: conventional IVF or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). 


EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT

8The embryos grow in the lab usually for a period of 5-6 days until it reaches the blastocyst stage. The embryologist will evaluate the embryos during this time and update you.


FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFERS

9Frozen embryo transfer are most commonly performed to allow for PGT testing. The transfer is a minor procedure and usually requires no anesthesia.


PREIMPLANTATION
GENETIC TESTING (PGT)

10You will have the option to perform PGT, which is a process of screening the embryos for genetic abnormalities. 


SCHEDULED PREGNANCY TEST

11A pregnancy test will be schedule approximately 2 weeks after the transfer.


SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

No two people are the same, and no two infertility cases are alike. Your fertility status is personal and unique to you. Schedule your assessment with one of our fertility specialists.
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