Certain couples can experience trouble conceiving naturally, but there are options for those who are looking for fertility treatments. At NCCRM, we offer services such as egg donor programs, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), fertility medications, and more. We also offer tubal reversal surgery and in-vitro fertilization, two of our more favored procedures. Keep reading if you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of in vitro fertilization and tubal reversal, does in vitro fertilization hurt, and how a tubal reversal surgery can impact your fertility.
Tubal Reversal Surgery
This procedure is done to reverse a tubal ligation surgery, which severs or blocks the fallopian tubes and prevents ovum from being released into the uterus. Tubal ligation reversal restores the fallopian tubes, allowing the patient to get pregnant. Undergoing this procedure with NCCRM allows for a shorter surgery time, making the surgery more affordable.
In-virtro fertilization (IVF) is another service we offer at NCCRM. There are many benefits of in vitro fertilization, such as the ability to use donated eggs or sperm, control over timing, and an increased chance of having a healthy baby. IVF in North Carolina usually consists of four phases.
During the initial phase, the goal is to increase the number of ovum being released by the eggs. Blood tests and labs may be done to monitor the level of hormones in the patient to determine the best time to administer the medication.
The second phase consists of the retrieval of the eggs and sperm. First, the sperm and the eggs are collected and prepped for fertilization. Following the retrieval, thousands of sperm are placed with an egg where they will hopefully form an embryo. The fertilized eggs are then placed on hold to allow the patient’s body to prepare for the eggs.
After the embryos are frozen, the patient will begin a 21-day regime of estrogen and/or progesterone to prepare the uterus for implantation.
Once the patient’s body is ready, the embryos are placed in a tube and transferred into the uterus. We recommend that the patient rest for three days after the transfer and wait two weeks before taking a pregnancy test.
NCCRM | Fertility Treatment Center
Both of these fertility treatments can be beneficial for patients depending on their needs. Whether you’re interested in a tubal reversal surgery or IVF in North Carolina, NCCRM’s professional staff is available to assist you in making an informed decision. For more information about our services, please visit our website.