Ovarian stimulation for IVF is the first step on your journey to welcome a baby
When you’re preparing to undergo an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas (FCLV) team will support you every step of the way. This includes answering your questions about ovarian stimulation for IVF. To start your IVF cycle, you’ll take injectable fertility medications to encourage egg production. Our Las Vegas IVF center team can help you know what to expect from this process.
Ovarian stimulation for IVF often involves birth control pills and injectable fertility medications
It might seem counterintuitive, but many women start their IVF cycle by taking birth control pills. Taking the Pill can help synchronize your egg follicle development and decrease your chances of developing ovarian cysts. Not only that, birth control pills can help you and your fertility doctor control the timing of your IVF cycle.
After completing your prescribed round of birth control pills, it’s time to move onto ovarian stimulation for IVF. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, multiple egg-containing follicles start to develop each month. However, typically only one egg will reach maturity and ovulate. The rest of the follicles and the immature eggs inside them are simply reabsorbed by the body.
The goal of an IVF cycle is to have several eggs mature during each cycle. To accomplish this, our Las Vegas IVF center doctors prescribe injectable fertility medications. These medications contain derivatives of the hormones that make natural ovulation possible. When starting your IVF cycle, you’ll give yourself injections of these medications for approximately eight to 14 days.
Count on our team to support you with injectable fertility medications
Many women have concerns about giving themselves injections. However, our Las Vegas IVF center team provides a wealth of information and support to help with ovarian stimulation for IVF. You’ll never be alone on your fertility journey at FCLV.
If you’re ready to learn more about your fertility or start exploring your family-building options, contact us to schedule an appointment. Every member of our team, from our doctors and nurses to our case managers and billing staff, is here for you.