IVF In Vitro Fertilization Treatment in San Luis Obispo

At Simple IVF Centers, our goal is to make advanced fertility care accessible to the largest number of families. We achieve this goal by reducing the cost of IVF treatment by over 50%.

Simple IVF

‘Simple IVF’ is our teams reimagined IVF protocol that allows us to reach our goal. This treatment plan comes down to high-quality care that doesn’t involve needless tests, procedures, and office visits.

End result: IVF treatment offered at a greatly reduced cost compared to most fertility centers.

This is the ideal treatment program for many couples who don’t require advanced methods such as preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) or ICSI sperm microinjection.

The state of the art IVF lab uses techniques that have been tested for over 30 years. We believe that high-quality care is just as important as affordability when it comes to achieving success.

To keep the treatment plan ‘simple’, our team will help you arrange needed testing and prescription medications. Our Center’s online app and portal will provide you with daily instructions for your treatment plan. Your coordinator will also monitor your care through weekly check ins.

Patients can complete a streamlined treatment with a moderate dose of injectable fertility medications. Treatment usually takes place over 2 to 4 office visits. Care can be simplified and costs can be reduced when working with the limited 6 to 15 eggs often produced by Simple IVF.

Eggs for IVF can be harvested using a mild anesthetic to perform a brief procedure. Many patients are ready to leave the office within 30 to 40 minutes of treatment.

Fertilized eggs spend 2 to 3 days growing in the IVF laboratory before they are returned to the woman’s body. A standard IVF embryo transfer is often used to transfer two embryos. Any remaining good quality embryos can be cryopreserved for use in future pregnancies.

Many patients are pleasantly surprised how easily Simple IVF fits into their schedule. This easy treatment plan can commonly be completed within 4 to 6 office visits during a month’s time.

Schedule a consultation with us today to learn why financial constraints don’t have to hold you back from the fertility care you need to build the family you desire.

Advanced IVF

Patient’s dealing with difficult infertility issues often undergo Advanced IVF treatment. Common situations where this treatment may be used include severe male infertility, couples interested in preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), and patients requiring IVF with an egg donor.

Advanced IVF may also be an attractive choice for patients searching for the highest monthly success rates.

Simple IVF and Advanced IVF can be compared by three differences.

The first difference lies with the number of eggs produced. Advanced IVF patients often produce 15 to 30 eggs due to the higher doses of fertility medications they receive. A genetically normal, healthy embryo is required to achieve pregnancy and it is easier to obtain one with a larger number of eggs to choose from. To simplify, more eggs equals a higher chance of pregnancy from the ‘right’ egg. Advanced IVF is also more likely to produce spare embryos for cryopreservation that can be used in the future.

The IVF laboratory treatment is the second difference. Fertilized eggs for Advanced IVF are grown to the blastocyst stage over a 5 day period at the IVF lab. Studies show that it is easier to identify the healthiest embryo during the blastocyst stage. This means the chances for a successful pregnancy may be increased with just a single embryo transfer.

The third difference is the use of special tools to treat more advanced issues. Examples include:

  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT): PGT (also known as PGD or PGS) is a tool used to determine which genetically healthy embryos should be transferred for pregnancy. A young woman may only have the normal chromosomes needed for a successful pregnancy in 50% of her embryos. A woman over 40 may only have 10-15% genetically normal embryos. Due to those odds, IVF treatment commonly fails without the genetically normal embryo capable of becoming a baby. You can find out more information on PGT by visiting our page dedicated to genetic testing.

  • Intracytoplasmic sperm insertion (ICSI): ICSI can be an excellent treatment for many men suffering from severe male factor infertility. Even under the best care, if the male’s sperm cannot find the egg in the test tube to fertilize it, the IVF procedure may fail.

    ICSI can overcome this issue in a large number of males by using a microneedle to insert an individual sperm cell directly into the egg.

  • Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy: during these treatments an additional individual, or ‘third party’ is involved. Women with uterus health or egg quality issues may become pregnant after using eggs collected from the ‘third party parent’.

For patients who would normally face significant pregnancy challenges, this treatment can be an excellent chance for success.

Select IVF

Select IVF affords the best opportunity of delivering a healthy baby. Select IVF combines two additional technologies with the Advanced IVF protocol.

  • Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT): PGT (also called PGD and PGS) allows the selection of genetically optimal embryos. On average, only about half of embryos in a young woman and as few as 10-15% in women over 40 have all the chromosomes needed for a successful pregnancy. In some cases, IVF fails to produce a pregnancy because a normal embryo wasn't transfered. You can learn more about genetic testing here.

  • Frozen Embryo Transfer: Genetic testing requires time to complete, which means embryos must be frozen prior to transfer. This delay also allows the uterine lining to recover to a more normal state after the hormonal stimulation done prior to egg retrieval. This can result in greater implantation rates in some cases.

Patients with recurrent pregnancy loss, advanced maternal age, heritable genetic diseases, and those that want the best chance of delivering a healthy baby commonly choose the Select IVF protocol.

At Simple IVF Centers we make IVF affordable at a cost 20-40% less than most fertility clinics. We are committed to making quality fertility care affordable to all.

If you have been thinking about fertility treatments but haven't started because of financial constraints, please schedule a consultation to learn more about how we help you build the family of your dreams!