Daniel Rostein, MD, FACOG
Fertility Specialist & Fertility Clinic located in Oak Brook, IL
Dr. Daniel Rostein is a gynecologist and infertility specialist who performs in vitro fertilization and other techniques to help couples who want children achieve their goals. His practice serves the greater Chicago, IL area in Oak Park, IL.
In Vitro Fertilization Q&A
In vitro fertilization is a technique used by gynecologists and fertility specialists to help women who have trouble conceiving through natural methods to get pregnant. While some fertility problems start with the male, many are associated with the female reproductive system. In Vitro Fertilization is an option that helps to address many of those issues.
How Effective is In Vitro Fertilization?
It is estimated that only 5% of infertile couples actually investigate IVF as an option. Of those that do, just over 29% of all couples resulted in a pregnancy and 22% produced a live birth. Of all of the fertility procedures available, in vitro fertilization accounts for the largest majority of them.
What Steps Are Involved in the IVF Process?
Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization includes a number of steps. First, there is a series of hormonal injections which stimulate the ovarian follicles and provide as many mature eggs as possible. Once this phase is complete, Dr. Rostein will perform a minor surgical procedure to retrieve the eggs to be fertilized in the lab. Once fertilized, the embryos will be transferred to the uterus via a minor procedure no more painful/uncomfortable than a typical pap smear.
In What Types of Cases can In Vitro Fertilization be Used?
In vitro fertilization will work in a variety of situations. There are many different conditions that can affect how the reproductive system functions. Abnormal ovulation, endometriosis, extremely low levels of sperm, weakened sperm that cannot penetrate the egg or work their way through the cervix, and issues with the fallopian tubes and uterus are all causes of infertility that can be overcome through using in vitro fertilization.
What Are the Side Effects of In Vitro Fertilization?
Heavy vaginal bleeding, a fever of over 100 degrees, and severe pelvic pain are side effects that must be immediately treated. Other less severe side effects include constipation, mild cramping, breast tenderness, and bloating. It is important for all side effects to be reported to the doctor, even if they are very mild.
How Much is In Vitro Fertilization and Is There Any Financial Help?
IVF starts at $14,000. Financial aid is available.
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Accepted Insurance Providers
We accept plans from the following insurance providers, please call the office to determine if your specific plan is accepted.