In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF

IVF can make dreams of parenthood come true

If you’re considering IVF to help you start or grow your family, consider making an appointment with our Orange County fertility specialist. We are known for our expertise, compassion and ability to provide affordable in vitro fertilization options. We also use genetic testing with IVF to help couples have a healthy baby without the worry of a pregnancy with multiples. As you learn more, you’ll be able to decide which options are best for you.

IVF should be tailored to each individual

Robert Anderson MD is an Orange County fertility specialist with more than 25 years of experience who customizes IVF treatment plans for each patient. At the initial consultation, he listens to your questions and concerns, takes a detailed medical history, reviews your medical records and orders blood tests and ultrasounds. After he receives the results, he can determine issues that may be of concern and develop a specialized in vitro fertilization strategy that offers you the best chance of success.

Many factors influence IVF success rates, including underlying health issues, an individual’s response to ovarian stimulation and age. Dr. Anderson will discuss these factors with you and explain your chances of success.

Basic IVF steps

When our Orange County fertility specialist performs IVF, it involves several steps to help hopeful parents achieve pregnancy success.

  • Ovarian stimulation involves taking injectable medications to stimulate egg production.
  • Monitoring consist of ultrasounds and blood tests to determine when the eggs are mature.
  • Egg retrieval involves removing the eggs while you are under light sedation.
  • Fertilization in the laboratory involves combining sperm with the eggs.
  • Embryo transfer occurs when Dr. Anderson transfers an embryo to the uterus.

Depending on your unique situation, our Orange County fertility specialist may recommend additional procedures to increase your odds of IVF success. Some examples include intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for severe male infertility, preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and assisted hatching.

In vitro fertilization brings couples one step closer to starting a family. Don’t leave such an important decision to chance. Come to the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.

Contact us to learn more about our Orange County fertility specialist and schedule an appointment for your free IVF consultation.