I have done IVF twice, successful both times.........
I will give you a quick synopsis of the procedure.....
Birth Control Pills for 19 or so days ( regulates your cycle....)
Lupron ( a male cancer drug, used to "quiet" your repro system) 1 week or so....
Super-Ovulatory drugs "Stims" for a week or so, to bulk up the lining of your uterus, and to create a lot of mature follicles(eggs)
You then go in for an "egg retrieval" Where you are normally knocked out, and the Dr(RE=Reproductive Endocrenologist (sp?) ) goes in with a LOOOOng needle through your uterine wall into your fallopian tubes, and sucks out the follicles(eggs).
The RE and his staff either then put your mature follicles, and your partners sperm into a petri dish in an incubator, and "cross" thier fingers for fertilization,
They do something called ICSI where they actually inject the sperm into the egg......Fertilizing the egg themse
at 7:58 AM on Mar. 22, 2009