Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) in Trumbull, Connecticut (CT)
While gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are alike in many ways, they also have their differences. Similar to IVF, GIFT consists of removing eggs from your ovaries and blending them with your partner’s sperm or a donor’s sperm, then returning them to your body. Unlike IVF, however, after the eggs and sperm are mixed, they are not transferred to a laboratory dish, rather they are quickly relocated to your fallopian tubes via laparoscopic surgery. This means fertilization will occur in your fallopian tubes and just like a natural pregnancy, the fertilized egg will move down the tubes and develop into an embryo, then eventually implant in your uterus.
If you have at least one healthy fallopian tube, or if you have fertility issues but would like for fertilization to happen inside your body rather than a laboratory dish, such as the case with IVF, then GIFT may be an option.
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
RMACT is one of eleven leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate the Centers of Excellence program. Selection into this exclusive group is based on key measures of success that evaluate a center's experience level or volume, overall live birth rate and low triplets-or-higher birth rate. The Center of Excellence distinction indicates that RMACT meets the highest national standards for clinical fertility and laboratory services. All fertility doctors at our fertility centers are board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Partnering with In Vitro Sciences places RMACT in the top 25 percent of fertility centers in the country and gives our patients access to the highest level of treatment available, improving their chances of building a family. As an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence, RMACT is a member of and reports its success rates to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), under the auspices of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). RMACT's IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and meets standards established by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).
The In Vitro Sciences Centers of Excellence program ealso nables RMACT to provide patients who lack adequate infertility coverage access to special financing for advanced procedures. These procedures include Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles using donor eggs or sperm. Eligible patients can choose to pay for one cycle at a time or, if undergoing IVF, a multiple cycle refund program called the IVF Financial Share Program.
RMACT is proud to be an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence serving Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut as well as Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York. Please contact us for more information about how the In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence program can mean to you on your path to fertility.
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