In Vitro Fertilization Directory
In vitro vertilization, or IVF, is an infertility treatment. Because of its high cost, it is not often the first choice of treatment. After hormonal treatment to help a woman's body develop more eggs, a doctor will combine those eggs with the partner's sperm and allow them to grow under close observation. When they are ready, they will be put back into the uterus to fully develop. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how in vitro fertilization is done, its cost and success rates, complications, and much more.
GIFT and ZIFT
WebMD explains GIFT and ZIFT, two alternatives to in vitro fertilization, including their success rates and costs.
Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization
Learn more about in vitro fertilization -- or IVF -- including how it's done and success rates.
Should You Use an Egg Donor?
If a couple cannot be helped through procedures such as in vitro fertilization, they may want to consider using donor eggs. WebMD explains the process, including what a legal contract with an egg donor should spell out.
Is It Time to Stop Fertility Treatments?
Is it time to stop trying to get pregnant? WebMD offers guidance on the limits of fertility treatments.
Twins in Demand Through IVF?
Forget "Octo Mom." The hot debate among in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients and their doctors isn't about having lots of babies at once. It's about trying for twins.
Life With Twins: Amanda Gifford's Story
Amanda Gifford and her husband, Kenneth, are the parents of 9-month-old twins Ethan and Abigail, who were conceived the second time the couple tried IVF and were born eight weeks premature.
Infertility: Why It Happens and What You Can Do
Struggling to conceive? Get the scoop on possible causes and treatment options.
How to Pay for Fertility Treatments
Learn about grants, financing programs, health insurance, and other options to help lower the cost of fertility treatments.