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 concurrent use of fertility drugs which can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and increases the risk of having multiples.
– In the US it can range from $8,000 to $15,000 (plus the costs of the fertility drugs).
Rate of Success (Conception):
– 25% to 30%