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In vitro fertilization, more commonly known as IVF, is the Farrari of all assisted reproductive technologies. As the most sophisticated fertility treatment available, it is offered to patients with more serious fertility issues or when other fertility treatments have failed.

IVF involves stimulating the ovaries, collecting and fertilizing eggs in a lab, and transferring one or more embryos into the uterus in hopes of achieving a pregnancy. The entire process is accurately timed and usually accompanied with fertility drugs.

To get pregnant, I went through three start-from-scratch IVF cycles (in addition to three cancelled cycles), so I have come to know the IVF process pretty well and continue to keep up with new developments. I also know that IVF can be an extremely unpredictable and overwhelming journey that is not only unique to each patient, but also different for every cycle.

This section was created to keep up with IVF developments and help make your IVF experience more manageable.