The parents of Zoey & Khloe from West Fargo are among the 1,000+ families across North Dakota who have had their dreams come true thanks to IVF.
What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure that has been used in medical practice for nearly 35 years. Millions of babies have been born worldwide due to this medical technology - where a woman's egg is fertilized by sperm outside of her body.
For many couples, IVF is the only option to build their family, especially couples faced with male factor infertility.
IVF may be the only treatment option that’s successful for women with tubal damage, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic adhesions, ovulatory dysfunction, uterine abnormalities, recurrent miscarriage and unexplained infertility. It is also used by cancer patients as part of their fertilization preservation efforts prior to cancer treatment.
In vitro fertilization is a highly regulated field of medicine by multiple agencies including The Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Disease Control, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (which operates the CLIA program), The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Joint Commission Accreditation for Hospital Organizations, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.