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IVF Alternative Less Costly to Couples Trying to Conceive

Fox 31 Denver,  Nov 21, 2011

There is an alternative to IVF that costs thousands of dollars less, and requires no shots. It’s called IVM, or In Vitro Maturation. There are some basic differences. During IVF women take a series of expensive shots to grow the eggs in the ovaries. Doctors retrieve “mature” eggs, fertilize them, and transfer the embryos. In IVM, doctors extract younger eggs and let them mature in a petri dish. This change means women will save thousands of dollars on medications, and they don’t have to give themselves shots.

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Has she discussed this with your OB/GYN or a Reproductive Endocrinologist? It sounds like something may be going on so I'd recommend it. If you'd like to find a doctor, please call us if we can help at 855-955-BABY (2229) or you can email

I have some friends that want a baby badly. The mother is overweight, however she has been pregnant twice and lost the baby at 4 months one time and I'm not sure how far along the second time. It sounds like your office is the one they need since hopefully they can save money by doing it your way.

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