In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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Conceiving a child is not always as easy as you might think. When a woman is having difficulty getting pregnant, in vitro fertilization (IVF) can often provide a solution. IVF is the most successful fertility treatment currently available.

IVF is a procedure that involves retrieving a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm sample and combining the two in a laboratory dish. A fertilized embryo—or sometimes more than one embryo—is then transferred to the woman’s uterus.

“We have a great team of physicians, nurses, clinical staff and embryologists,” says Lubna Pal, MBBS, interim section chief of Yale Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. “We deal with complicated cases and offer individualized treatment. All of our clinicians are researchers, and we are constantly learning new things and applying advances for the benefit of our patients.”

The Yale Fertility Center works with infertile couples and individual women and men seeking fertility treatment, offering information, support and counseling. Our expert team of doctors, nursing staff and embryologists utilizes the the latest available techniques and advanced treatments to help our patients achieve their dream of building a family.

(Click here to see a video about IVF.)