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Center for Reproductive Medicine
IN VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF)- “Fertilization under glass.” The procedureduring which an egg is removed from a follicle in the ovary and fertilized bya sperm outside the human body in a small clear dish (petri dish). IVF was originally developed to treat infertility caused by blocked or damaged fallopian tubes. It is nowused to treat a variety of infertility problems
Center for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
300 Park Street, Suite 460
Birmingham MI, 48009
IVF in Michigan
As IVF has become more successful over the years there has been a disturbingtrend to triplet, quad or higher embryo number in some programs. We havealways tried to avoid pregnancies with these "higher order" multiple embryos. In 2001 we recognized that our cryo embryo pregnancy rates were approaching the successrates of our fresh transfers.
1900 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Michigan Reproductive and IVF Center
In Vitro Fertilization is a complex process that was developed in 1978. LouiseBrown, the world's first "test tube baby", was born in England. Now, theprocedure is a common treatment for infertility, and has helped numerous patients create the families they so desire. In Vitro Fertilization technically mean"fertilization outside of the body." While considered an experimental procedure for years, IVF has been a proven way for many couples to build their family. Many insurances are now recognizing the need for insurance coverage for infertility, and some offer partial coverage for the procedures leading up to IVF, medications, and the actual egg retrieval process.
Grand Rapids Location: 630 Kenmoor Ave. SE, Suite 100 • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
• (616) 988-2229 • (616) 988-2010