SIU OB/GYN Faculty

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure by which eggs removed from the ovaries are fertilized in the laboratory with sperm from the male partner.  The fertilized eggs develop into embryos over 2-5 days in the laboratory, then are placed inside the woman’s uterus.  IVF is used in cases where the fallopian tubes are blocked, and also in other diagnoses, where conventional medical treatments and surgery have not been successful.