Surgery of the Fallopian Tubes, Uterus or Ovaries

Surgery of the Fallopian Tubes, Uterus or Ovaries

Surgery is done to repair any defects or blocked fallopian tubes, remove endometriosis, ovarian cysts or fibroids.   These procedures are typically done laparoscopically. Possible Side Effects: – Soreness in the abdominal area and some general discomfort from the anesthesia. Costs: – In the US it can range from $3,000 to $10,000. Rate of Success (Conception): Read More

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)

With the gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) procedure, eggs are mixed with sperm in a lab, and then the mixture is injected into the fallopian tubes allowing for fertilization to occur naturally inside the body. Possible Side Effects: – Longer recovery time than IVF. – Some general discomfort from the anesthesia. – Sometimes done with the Read More

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)

Like the GIFT procedure, the eggs and sperm are mixed in a lab, but with the zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), confirmation that the eggs are fertilized is done before surgically placing them in the fallopian tubes. Possible Side Effects: –          Similar to GIFT but with a longer lab time. –          Some general discomfort from the Read More

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) procedure, injects a single sperm into a single egg and then the resulting embryo is placed in the uterus. Possible Side Effects: – Sperm may need to be harvested from the donor’s testicle with a needle or surgical biopsy. Costs: – In the US it can range from $10,000 to Read More

Surrogate Mothers (Gestational Carriers)

Surrogate Mothers (Gestational Carriers)

Surrogate Mothers (Gestational Carriers) are women that carry an embryo (or donor embryo) to term and then legally relinquish any and all parental rights. Possible Side Effects: – Emotions related to not having control over the surrogate mother. Fear that the surrogate mother may not fully relinquish parental rights. Costs: – In the US it Read More

Fertility Drugs

Fertility Drugs

Fertility drugs regulate reproductive hormones leading the release of one or more of your eggs per ovulation cycle. Typically they are used for three to six months before conceiving or moving on to try a different method.  Two common fertility drugs are clomiphene and gonadotropins. Possible Side Effects: Clomiphene: headaches, hot flashes, bloating, cramping, vaginal Read More

Donor Eggs & Embryos

Donor Eggs & Embryos

Using the IVF procedure, a donated egg (or embryo) is mixed with your donor’s sperm and then implanted in the uterus. Possible Side Effects: – The time it takes to choose an egg (or embryo) donor. – Emotions related to the fact that the baby has no genetic ties to the mother. Costs: – In Read More

Artificial Insemination

Artificial Insemination

This procedure involves using a catheter to inject a concentrated dose of donated sperm into the uterus of the woman. Possible Side Effects: – Cramping for a day or two. – Sometimes done with the concurrent use of fertility drugs which can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and increases the risk of having multiples. Costs: – Read More

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is the process when an egg is fertilized with sperm outside the body (in a laboratory dish) and then is followed by an embryo transfer.  The embryo transfer procedure is when the fertilized egg (known as an embryo) is placed into the uterus of the female who then carries Read More

Different Types of Fertility Treatment

Different Types of Fertility Treatment

What Are Your Choices? According to some studies, around 12% of the US population is infertile. This is a significant percentage and for some couples, infertility can have a detrimental emotional effect. Fortunately, for many couples, infertility can be treated. There are a large number of fertility treatments available to those who meet the requirements. Read More

Happy Birthday Louise Brown

Happy Birthday Louise Brown

35 years ago, on July 25, Louise Brown was born in the United Kingdom. Why is her birthday significant? Her successful birth made it possible for Mexico Fertility Center to exist today. Louise Brown was the first human born through the process of in-vitro fertilization, one of the most commonly sought procedures for parents who Read More

New Beginnings for Families

New Beginnings for Families

It’s a shame to think that the exorbitant cost of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) procedures in the United States and Canada might eliminate many couples who very much want children from the opportunity to achieve parenthood. Couples who need IVF are not rare. In fact between 8 and 10 percent of all couples have difficulty Read More

Affording the Cost of Infertility Treatments

Affording the Cost of Infertility Treatments

Ways to Pay For Infertility Treatment Costs Infertility costs add up quickly. Especially if you need IVF treatments, the costs can really get ridiculously high fast. One IVF cycle costs anywhere from $8,000 up to $15,000, depending on how technical your treatment is. For example, if you need genetic testing or ICSIs (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, Read More

Fertility Treatments at a Glance

Fertility Treatments at a Glance

There are many fertility treatments available in the world today. Below are the most popular ones at a glance. FERTILITY DRUGS Fertility drugs regulate reproductive hormones leading the release of one or more of your eggs per ovulation cycle. Typically they are used for three to six months before conceiving or moving on to try Read More

Demand for IVF triples in five years

Demand for IVF triples in five years

The number of women seeking fertility treatment at a Tauranga clinic has tripled in five years. The demand from those pursuing their dream of parenthood at the Fertility Associates clinic, at Central Med in Devonport Road, has been such that the frequency of meetings has had to be increased. “In the last five years (since Read More

IVF Success Predicted in New Individualized Test

IVF Success Predicted in New Individualized Test

A simple online test may give women considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) a much more accurate idea of their chances of a live birth on the first try, compared with a model based on age alone, the authors of a new study say. The test, called PreIVF-Diversity (PreIVF-D), uses the patient’s age, body mass index, Read More

Featured Doctor: Dr. Leonardo Garza

Featured Doctor: Dr. Leonardo Garza

Dr. Garza has offered infertility diagnostic and treatment options for over twenty years. Services include IVF, IUI, donor egg, infertility testing, and all ART associated procedures. He is a highly experienced board certified infertility specialist. He understands the special stresses faced by infertile couples and is committed to offering services in a compassionate individualized setting. Read More