Office: 502.749.6420       Fax: 502.749.6426

In Vitro Fertilization

IVF

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) will be available due to our cooperation with Boston IVF in Evansville, IN. Boston IVF is one of the largest IVF groups in the United States and has opened up a new office and IVF laboratory in Evansville in cooperation with Deaconess Hospital.

http://www.bostonivf.com/



Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, was born in 1978. Since that time assisted reproductive technology (ART) has become commonplace with approximately 1% of all children born in the United States resulting from an IVF cycle. The downside of IVF is its significant cost and the time commitment.

Ovarian stimulating drugs are given on average for 10 days with approximately five ultrasounds and blood tests done during the stimulation. Blood draws and ultrasounds will be done at Fertility First/Reproductive Endocrine Services. The egg retrieval will be performed at Boston IVF by Dr. Archer while the woman is under intravenous anaesthesia. Three or five days after the retrieval the resulting embryos will be transferred to the uterus also at Boston IVF by Dr. Archer under ultrasound guidance. The retrieval will take approximately 2 to 3 hours and the embryo transfer one hour.

Additional procedures that are offered at Boston IVF in Evansville, IN:

1. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): This technique was developed in 1992 and consists of the sperm being injected into the egg. This is used in certain cases of male factor infertility, unexplained infertility, history of failed fertilization and in women older than 38 years of age.

2. Assisted hatching (AH): A small hole is made in the zona pellucida (a protective layer around the egg and resultant embryo) right before the embryo is transferred. This is used in certain cases of unexplained infertility, a history of failed embryo implantation in the uterus and in women older than 38 years of age.

3. Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): A three day old embryo has one of its cells removed and sent for genetic analysis. This is used in certain cases of recurrent miscarriage, family history of genetic diseases or either the patient or her partner having a chromosomal problem. Embryos with normal genetic material are then transferred to the uterus two days later. The PGD is done by Genesis Genetics, LLC.

4. Embryo freezing: Embryos that are not transferred back to the uterus and of good quality can be frozen in liquid nitrogen for a future transfer.

5. We also offer egg freezing for women who currently do not have a partner or are undergoing therapy that might be detrimental to their ovarian reserve.

Phone Numbers

Office: 502.749.6420
Fax: 502.749.6426

Location

6420 Dutchman’s Parkway Suite 395
Louisville, KY 40205

Hours

Monday 7:30 AM- 4 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM- 1 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM- 4 PM
Friday 7:30 AM- 4 PM
Saturday - As needed
Sunday - As needed