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In Vitro Fertilization

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IVF Center in Maryland​

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a treatment procedure combining a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm outside the body or in-vitro (“in glass”). Our IVF Center offers infertility services in Maryland and around the Northeastern US to assist people and families of various backgrounds in achieving reproductive objectives. Call us now to make an appointment!

Usually, an egg and sperm are fertilized inside a woman’s body. If the fertilized egg attaches to the womb lining and continues to grow, a baby is born about 9 months later. This process is called natural or unassisted conception, and the Montgomery Fertility Center is committed to offering patients comfortable surroundings and cutting-edge care for infertility while delivering reproductive services.

The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovaries to produce several follicles.
A minor surgery, called follicular aspiration, removes the eggs from the woman’s ovaries.

The man’s sperm is placed together with the best quality eggs. The mixing of the sperm and egg is called insemination.

Eggs and sperm are then stored in an environmentally controlled chamber. The sperm most often enters (fertilizes) an egg a few hours after insemination.

If the doctor thinks the chance of fertilization is low, the sperm may be directly injected into the egg. This is called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

When the fertilized egg divides, it becomes an embryo. Laboratory staff will regularly check the embryo to ensure it is growing properly. Within about 5 days, a normal embryo has several cells actively dividing.

Embryos are placed into the woman’s womb 3 to 5 days after egg retrieval and fertilization.

The procedure is done while the woman is awake. The doctor inserts a thin tube (catheter) containing the embryo into the woman’s womb. If an embryo sticks to (i.e., implants) the lining of the womb and grows, pregnancy occurs.

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Indications for IVF

IVF is done to help a woman become pregnant. It is used to treat many causes of infertility, including:

After Transfer

After embryo transfer, the woman may be told to rest for the day. Most women return to normal activities the next day.

Women who undergo IVF must take daily shots or pills of the hormone progesterone for 8 to 10 weeks after the embryo transfer. Progesterone is a hormone produced naturally by the ovaries that prepare the lining of the uterus (womb) so an embryo can attach. Progesterone also helps an implanted embryo grow and become established in the uterus. A woman may take progesterone for 8 to 12 weeks after becoming pregnant. Too little progesterone during the early weeks of pregnancy may lead to miscarriage.

About 12 to 14 days after the embryo transfer, the woman will return to the clinic so that a pregnancy test can be done.

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Medication Instructions

Instructions for Injecting Leuprolide Acetate Trigger

How To Inject Cetrotide®

How To Inject Fyremadel (Ganirelix® Acetate)

Instructions for Injecting Ovidrel

Instructions for Delestrogen (Estradiol Valerate)

How to Inject Gonal-f RFF Redi-ject

Instructions for Injecting Pregnyl/Novarel (HCG) Intramuscularly

Instructions on Injecting Pregnyl (HCG) Subcutaneously

Instructions for Injecting Follistim AQ Cartridge

Instructions for Injecting Progesterone in Oil

How to Inject Menopur with Q-Cap Subcutaneously

Lab Safety

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Our Physicians

Dr. Yemi Adesanya-Famuyiwa

Dr. Yemi Adesanya-Famuyiwa

Medical Director

Dr. Oluyemisi (Yemi) Famuyiwa is the founder of the Montgomery Fertility Center in Rockville, MD. Dr. Famuyiwa is also the Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University…
Dr. Jinping Liu

Dr. Jinping Liu

Laboratory Director

Dr. Liu became part of the Montgomery Fertility Center team in 2015. She graced us with extensive experience in assisted reproductive technology, human embryology, and andrology. Dr….


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