Infertility affects people of all races, economic classes, and geographic areas. MedStar Harbor Women's Care offers some fertility services, including ovulation stimulation, for women.
Step 1: Ovulation Stimulation
If you're using your own eggs, you will begin treatment with synthetic hormone injections to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs rather than the single egg that normally develops monthly. Several eggs are necessary because they will not all fertilize or develop normally after fertilization.
After hormonal stimulation numerous follicles develop in the ovaries, each contains one egg.
Typically, one or two weeks of ovarian stimulation is needed before the eggs are ready for retrieval.