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.
Your Guide to Female Infertility
WebMD explains causes and risk factors for female infertility.
Tests Conducted During Pregnancy
WebMD provides links to learn more about common tests done during pregnancy.
Infertility: Why It Happens and What You Can Do
Struggling to conceive? Get the scoop on possible causes and treatment options.
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.
How to Pay for Fertility Treatments
Learn about grants, financing programs, health insurance, and other options to help lower the cost 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.