How do IVF clinics conduct procedures in California?

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2021 | Fertility Law |

If you’ve been finding it difficult to have a baby, it’s possible you are considering in vitro fertilization. Some individuals dismiss the thought because of certain reservations and negative feelings like fear and uncertainty. Thankfully, the technology behind IVF has advanced tremendously; today, it’s more effective, faster and safer than in previous years. If you decide to go ahead with the procedure, here’s what you can expect to experience in an IVF clinic.

Ovulation induction and egg retrieval

Your IVF clinic will begin by prescribing fertility medications, and you’ll take them for a couple of months. They will help you produce enough mature eggs for the fertilization process. When a doctor confirms that your ovaries have produced enough of these eggs, the doctor will remove them from your body through a minor surgical procedure.


Next, a medical professional will mix your eggs with sperm cells from a specific donor or your partner. The facility will then store the sperm cells and eggs together and wait for the fertilization process to occur.

Embryo transfer

After about five days, your doctor will insert one or more embryos into your uterus. The doctor will use a thin tube to insert them through your cervix. You may experience various minor side effects, which include headaches, bloating and breast tenderness.


You can get pregnant if an embryo attaches itself to your uterus. Remember that your first cycle might not be successful. In that case, your doctor will advise you accordingly. You may need to try again after one or two months.

Like many patients looking to benefit from assisted reproductive technology, there’s always a chance that you’ll run into an issue before, during or after your IVF process. Getting legal help to handle these issues, especially when you feel like someone has violated your rights, might help you avoid stress, anxiety and disappointment.