Since 1985, after starting the Stanford IVF Clinic, we have been providing state-of-the-art infertility treatments including In Vitro Fertilization, Soft-IVF®, Egg Donation, and Gender Selection treatments in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.
We provide free physician care in a very supportive and caring environment in a stress-free non-hospital setting. Your appointments with us should feel like visiting a friend instead of a medical facility.
We hope that after you browse our website and talk to our staff that you will decide that Bay IVF Center is the best place for your reproductive care, and that together we can reach our shared goal: a baby for you!
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Bay IVF Center is unique among the San Francisco Bay Area IVF clinics. As a patient in our center you will benefit from the following:
We hope that you will enjoy exploring our website, and that it will be a useful educational tool for you. Please call or email us if you have any questions or would like any additional information.
We look forward to meeting you at Bay IVF Center and helping you achieve your pregnancy as soon as possible!
In Vitro Fertilization is one of the most effective treatments available to achieve a pregnancy. Most patients should expect a 25% to 50% probability of a successful outcome per IVF procedure at Bay IVF Center.
Our IVF ovarian stimulation protocols are gentle, always individualized, and we strive for the highest egg quality rather than trying to maximize the number of eggs produced by the ovaries. This approach decreases the likelihood of ovarian hyperstimulation without reducing the probability of a successful outcome.
We are concerned about the high IVF cost. By billing only for the laboratory portion of the In Vitro Fertilization procedure (no charge for physician care after your initial evaluation), our patients' IVF cost is approximately one half of the typical IVF fee.
You should consider IVF treatment if any of the following applies to you:
Soft-IVF (similar to minimal stimulation IVF, mini IVF, micro IVF) represents a new approach to In Vitro Fertilization. It combines gentle ovarian stimulation with the latest advances in human embryology.
Most patients should expect a 25% to 33% probability of a successful outcome per Soft-IVF procedure. Planning for more than one cycle of treatment may significantly increase your probability of successful outcome. Soft-IVF is an easy treatment to repeat.
Compared with conventional In Vitro Fertilization, Soft-IVF uses much milder stimulation of the ovaries which can often result in the development of higher quality eggs. This approach greatly decreases the need for injectable medications.
There is a substantial reduction in the treatment cost and number of office visits (typically three to five).
Soft-IVF eliminates most of the danger of ovarian hyperstimulation and minimizes the risk of a high order multiple pregnancy (triplets or more).
Soft-IVF can be a very effective treatment for moderately severe male factor infertility and can be used as an alternative treatment for "low responders".
In 1988, our patients were some of the first in the San Francisco Bay Area to have an option of Egg (Ovum, Oocyte) Donation treatment. Since that time, Oocyte Donation has become a mainstream treatment for infertility.
You should consider Oocyte Donation treatment if you cannot or should not, for genetic reasons, conceive with your own eggs. With few exceptions, Oocyte Donation will be needed if you (female partner) are 43 years or older.
Egg Donation is the most effective fertility treatment available. You should expect a 50% to 75% probability of a successful outcome at Bay IVF Center. Children conceived with the help of Oocyte Donation are genetically linked to the male partner and the egg donor, but you (the female partner) are the one who becomes pregnant.
As with the IVF cost, the fee for Oocyte Donation can be staggering. Since we do not charge for your physician care after your initial evaluation, our patients' Oocyte Donation cost is approximately one half of the typical fee.
Finding an egg donor is the first step in initiating the egg donor treatment. The donor can be a relative, a friend, or you may wish to use an egg donor agency. These agencies have pre-selected egg donors for you to choose from. The donor you select is genetically screened at our center for over a hundred conditions.
We were one of the first San Francisco Bay Area fertility clinics to offer Gender Selection for family balancing. This treatment uses Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) procedure which is added to In Vitro Fertilization. With this method, the prospective parents will know the gender of each embryo prior to its transfer into the uterus
Once embryos have been created by In Vitro Fertilization and reach the 5 to 8 cell stage (three days after egg retrieval), an embryo biopsy is performed, and a single cell from the embryo is removed. The procedure is performed under a special microscope with micromanipulators. The biopsied cell's chromosomes are analyzed, and only embryo(s) of the desired gender is/are transferred into the uterus.
This procedure can also identify genetically abnormal embryos. We test for the most common genetic disorders (i.e., Down syndrome) along with determining the gender of an embryo.
Since we only bill for the laboratory portion of this treatment (no charge for physician care after your initial evaluation), the fee for Gender Selection at Bay IVF Center is significantly less than the typical cost of Gender Selection.