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Infertility specialists attend to individuals with trouble conceiving and carrying a pregnancy to term. These professionals specialize in fertility-related conditions and treatments for men and women. You can visit your Bedford infertility specialist if you have difficulties conceiving, have ejaculation issues, or have experienced a miscarriage. Infertility specialists thoroughly evaluate the cause of your infertility and develop a treatment plan that best suits your concerns. The specialists educate couples on birth control methods and offer counseling concerning infertility problems. Infertility specialists perform many procedures, including:

Sperm freezing

Sperm freezing is a process where men preserve sperm for future use. The procedure involves collecting sperm in a special tube through masturbation or withdrawal. Your infertility specialist analyzes your sample to check sperm quantity, shape, and movement to preserve the best sample. The provider freezes the best sample at very low temperatures and stores it in sperm banks, often at negative one hundred and ninety-six degrees Celsius, for future use. You may consider sperm freezing if you are diagnosed with testicular or prostate cancer, are approaching older adulthood, or are undergoing certain treatments or surgeries.  

Embryo transfer

Embryo transfer is when your specialist transfers an embryo from the laboratory after fertilization into a woman’s womb. It involves your provider inserting a speculum into your vagina to keep it open and then passing a catheter through the cervix into your uterus using ultrasound. The provider then passes the embryos through the tube into the uterus. The procedure is often pain-free.

In-vitro fertilization (IVF)

In-vitro fertilization is a form of assisted reproductive technology where healthcare providers fertilize sperm and ovum outside the human body. You can have IVF if you have infertility issues or other fertility techniques have failed. IVF also benefits couples of the same sex or if you wish to have a kid without a partner. The IVF process involves many steps, including ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, fertilization, and embryo transfer. Your infertility specialist helps you until you are tested for pregnancy.

Egg retrieval

Egg retrieval can be part of IVF or for freezing for future use. The procedure involves your specialist inserting a speculum into your vagina to open your vagina walls. The provider inserts an ultrasound probe to identify follicles and then guides a needle through the vagina and into the follicle. The specialist then connects a suction device to the needle to extract the egg from the follicle. Your infertility specialist can remove multiple eggs for higher chances of birth.

Pregnancy test

A pregnancy test is a way to confirm you are pregnant. It looks for a special hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) that only occurs when you are pregnant. Your doctor can use your pee or blood to test for HCG. You can test for pregnancy about ten days after conception because HCG starts to develop when the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. Your infertility specialist can recommend a pregnancy test after IVF or other infertility treatments to confirm the success of your treatment.

Infertility specialists perform many procedures concerning fertility, including sperm freezing, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, IVF, and a pregnancy test. Schedule an appointment at Effortless IVF for infertility treatment from qualified and experienced specialists.