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Controlled Ovarian Stimulation

Controlled stimulation of follicles to produce multiple eggs.

Cryo-preservation of Oocytes

Freezing of oocytes (eggs) for use in future cycles.

Egg Retrieval

The process of removing eggs from the ovary.  This is done vaginally under ultrasound guidance.  Also known as Oocyte Pick Up (OPU).

ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection)

The microscopic injection of a single sperm into an egg for fertilization.


Infertility is frequently defined as the inability of a couple to conceive and, subsequently, for a woman to carry a pregnancy to term, after one year of unprotected intercourse.

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

IVF involves the stimulation and removal of eggs, then the subsequent fertilization and development of the eggs in an outside culture system. When matured, the fertilized eggs are transferred back to the woman’s uterus.


Eggs in a woman's ovaries.

Ovulation Induction

The use of medication to stimulate multiple follicles in the ovaries to grow and ovulate.

Sperm Donation

The utilization of regulated donor sperm from a sperm bank.


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Is there an age limit for thawing my frozen eggs and using them for a pregnancy?


Yes, at LifeQuest, you must have the eggs fertilized and transferred to your uterus before your 50th birthday.



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