In-vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF services at OHSU

OHSU Fertility and Spring Fertility are collaborating to bring you more treatment options and access to cutting-edge technology. This does not impact all OHSU Fertility services. If you receive or plan to receive IVF services, you may begin care at OHSU then transition to Spring Fertility, where your OHSU doctor will continue to see you.

Call 503-418-3700 for details about your care plan.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a highly effective technique for infertility. In vitro fertilization refers to a procedure in which an egg (or oocyte) is fertilized outside of the body and then transferred into the uterus. IVF can improve your chances of pregnancy.

First, the oocyte is removed from the ovary. Then in the laboratory, that egg is fertilized with sperm, resulting in an embryo. After the embryo has properly developed, it is then transferred into the uterus. Embryos that are not replaced during a fresh cycle  can be frozen for future use. This process is called cryopreservation. You can use your own eggs and sperm, or you can eggs and sperm from a partner or donor.

Each IVF treatment plan is individualized and varies from patient to patient. But the general steps through our program will be similar. Our general guidelines will help give you an idea of what the IVF process might be like for you.

Precycle preparation

Screening tests

Once you decide to move forward with IVF you will meet with our patient care coordinator. They will help you through the screening process to get you ready for IVF.

IVF treatment steps

Once the screening process is completed, you will work with one of our IVF nurse coordinators.  Your RN and doctor will work with you to develop an individualized plan of care and a medication routine that meets your needs.

You will have an individualized treatment plan

You will then receive a medication log and a calendar outlining your treatment. It is important to note that we develop your treatment plan individually so that we can create the ideal number and best quality eggs or embryos.

View a sample IVF timeline

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What to expect

Your treatment plan will be developed specifically for you. 

See a sample treatment plan so you can know what to expect

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