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In Vitro Fertilization in Guatemala

In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization is a treatment used by couples having infertility problems and it consists of extracting multiple eggs from a woman (we recommed 3 eggs) and then these are fertilized by a sperm in a laboratory.

After eggs are retrieved, then they are combined with sperm in a laboratory dish for about 3 days. As a last step, the fertilized embryos are transferred to the woman’s womb or they can be frozen for a future use. Previously to all this process, the woman has induced ovulation through fertility drugs which are prescribed by the reproductive medicine specialist (Dr. Emilio Novales).


In Vitro Fertilization success depend on many factors, such as:

  • Woman’s age.
  • Woman’s height and weight.
  • Sperm quality.

In vitro fertilization laboratory in Guatemala