IVF: A Video Overview

This information is useful for adults

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most successful treatment options for infertility. For individuals and couples interested in the procedure, the first step is a comprehensive review of your clinical situation with one of the Yale Fertility Center’s reproductive endocrinologists.

Choosing IVF as a treatment may be influenced by personal preferences and beliefs. Once the decision is made to proceed with IVF, prenatal testing will be performed on both partners. The treatment plan is then tailored to the individual's or couple's needs.

The informational video above provides an overview of the IVF process, with specific information on all of the steps involved, including hormonal injections, egg retrieval, IVF/ICSI and embryo development, embryo transfer, hormonal support of the uterine lining, assisted hatching, and cryopreservation.

At the Yale Fertility Center, we work with infertile individuals and couples, offering information, support and counseling as well as the latest procedures and advanced treatment. We strive to make the IVF experience as rewarding, positive and comfortable as possible.