In Vitro Maturation (IVM)


In Vitro Maturation (IVM) is a revolutionary fertility treatment developed to provide a safer and a cheaper alternative to conventional IVF. IVM retrieves eggs while they are still in the immature stage, and brings them to maturity in the laboratory (in vitro). Whereas conventional IVF utilizes medications to bring a patient's eggs to maturity before they are removed from the ovary.

Immature eggs are collected from unstimulated or minimally stimulated ovaries under ultrasound scan guidance. The immature eggs are then matured in the laboratory for 24-48 hours using culture medium with added small quantities of hormones. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is used for fertilization of the matured eggs. The resulting embryos are transferred to the women's wombs.

IVM is less expensive than IVF because it does not involve taking costly gonadotropin injections and involve less monitoring. Moreover, IVM is a shorter treatment regimen compared with in vitro fertilization.

IVM is ideal for patients who are unable to tolerate the effects of the medications necessary to urge oocytes to maturity. Women who will benefit most from in vitro maturation are women aged 35 and younger with antral follicle count of 10 or more. Other kinds of patients that may benefit from IVM include Prematurely Ovarian Aging, Cancer Fertility Preservation, and PCOS patients.

We encourage anyone, before they make a decision, to consult with us. Currently, we are offering a FREE IVM E-MAIL CONSULTATION.