Center For Reproductive Health (Joliet, Geneva and Greater Chicago Infertility and IVF)specializing in: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) - GIFT - ICSI donor egg and other treatments for male infertility and female infertility.  Our fertility clinic has a long history of success in the greater Chicago-Joliet and Geneva, Illinois areas.  Dr. Scott Springer. Center For Reproductive Health (Joliet, Geneva and Greater Chicago Infertility and IVF)specializing in: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) - GIFT - ICSI donor egg and other treatments for male infertility and female infertility.  Our fertility clinic has a long history of success in the greater Chicago-Joliet and Geneva, Illinois areas.  Dr. Scott Springer.

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Accreditation Awarded!



The Center for Reproductive Health and Joliet IVF has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

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What Is IVF?

Quite simply, IVF is a process whereby a woman's ovaries are stimulated by a series of hormone shots, causing the ovaries to produce multiple eggs (in a normal menstrual cycle, a woman produces only one egg). These eggs are then "harvested" or "retrieved" from the ovaries. The retrieval is a minor surgical procedure in which the eggs are removed from the ovaries by inserting a needle through the vagina with ultrasound guidance.

After the eggs are retrieved, the embryologist prepares them for fertilization. The husband's (or partner's or donor's) sperm is then used to fertilize the eggs, after which they are now put in a specialized media. After 2 days, the fertilized eggs, now called embryos, are examined. Based on the number and quality of the embryos, Dr. Springer will recommend either a day 3 transfer or a day 5 transfer (commonly called a blastocyst transfer). In either case, a select number of embryos are then chosen and transferred back into the uterus by a procedure similar to a pap smear. There are many individual considerations in determining whether a day 3 or day 5 transfer will be best for you. Please discuss this with Dr. Springer.


What Is IVF?
What Are The Indications For IVF?
IVF- Getting Started
IVF- The Stimulation Phase
IVF- Egg Retrieval
IVF- Fertilization And Culture Of The Embryos
IVF- The Embryo Transfer
What Are The Complications Of IVF?

Center for Reproductive Health | Joliet IVF
2246 Weber Road • Crest Hill, IL
351 Delnor Drive, Suite 210 • Geneva, IL
815-725-4161 or 800-213-6390
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