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Abington Reproductive Medicine-Home
Each month at mid-cycle, an oocyte (egg) is ovulated into the fallopian tube. After intercourse, millions of sperm are deposited into the vagina, with only a few dozen
swimming through the uterus and into the fallopian tube. When one sperm penetrates the egg, fertilization occurs. The resulting embryo travels down the fallopian tube for four or five days, multiplying into many cells. The embryo then enters the uterus, where it implants and grows over the next nine months. With IVF, the fallopian tubes are bypassed. The egg is removed from the ovary immediately prior to ovulation and placed in a petri dish with sperm from the husband and/or donor. After several days, embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus for implantation and pregnancy.
1500 Easton Road
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Reproductive Health Specialists
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive within one year or within six months if you're over age 35. If this is you, don't get discouraged. Approximately one in ten
couples will experience difficulty conceiving due to infertility. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you can realize your goals. There are many treatment options that can help you achieve your dream of having a baby - in the last seven years, there was a 120 percent increase in the number of births using assisted reproductive technology, and the numbers are increasing every day.
Reproductive Health Specialists, Inc.
665 Rodi Road
Building Two, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny Health System
In vitro fertilization is a process that involves the administration of medications that stimulate the development, growth and maturation of eggs in the ovaries. When the eggs have reached maturity, they are removed from the ovary and placed in special solutions, or media, outside of the woman's body (in vitro). The eggs are then combined with the sperm, and the resulting embryos are nourished in an incubator that is maintained at precise temperatures and uses highly filtered purified air. Chemical levels, such as carbon dioxide, are also precisely controlled.
Pennsylvania IVF and Infertility - Dr. Bruce Rose of Infertility Solutions P.C.
Sperm evaluation is an area of both clinical and research interest for Dr. Rose. The Male Fertility Assessment Lab provides advanced semen testing, both for patients being seen at Infertility Solutions, P.C. and those being taken care of by other physicians. Any doctor can order semen studies for his or her patients at Infertility Solutions, P.C. The patient simply needs to bring in an order request from his physician to his appointment for testing at the laboratory. He can make an appointment for this testing by calling 610-776-1217. A detailed report and interpretation of the testing will then be sent to the requesting physician approximately two weeks after the specimen was produced. Semen testing has changed dramatically in the last fifteen years [ additional information ]. Most sperm produced by most men are unlikely to ever fertilize an egg. The sperm egg interaction is a complex one which requires great competence of the sperm. Contemporary semen testing should try to provide information on the size of the
functional sub-population of the sperm in the specimen. The semen analysis is then often used to help decide how to make the specimen work more efficiently for the
Infertility Solutions, P.C.
Lehigh Valley Office
1275 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite # 3
Allentown, PA 18103
phone (610) 776-1217
fax (610) 776-4149