Infertility TreatmentsInfertility Treatments

There are many possible treatments for infertility. Not all treatments are appropriate for all couples, and your physician will direct you towards the best approach for your specific situation.

In general, we encourage patients to be as aggressive as they feel comfortable. This comfort level can change with time. Many patients may start with conservative treatments and then proceed to more aggressive treatments if they do not get pregnant.

Exactly how aggressive any one couple should be will depend on a number of factors such as the woman’s age and what the couple is willing to tolerate from an emotional, physical, financial or religious perspective.

Additional tests may also be needed depending on the treatment. Your physician will advise you on what testing you require.

Learn more about fertility treatments offered at TRM by browsing through the topics below.

Frozen Embryo Storage & Transfer

Many patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment have multiple embryos remaining after a treatment cycle and may want to consider storing them for later transfer.

Getting Pregnant After Sterilization

Two main types of fertility treatment - tubal ligation reversal and IVF - can make getting pregnant after sterilization possible for some women.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing sperm into a vagina, cervix or uterus by means other than intercourse. IUI has a high rate of pregnancy.


IVF, either standard IVF or natural cycle IVF, is the most effective fertility treatment and involves fertilizing a woman’s egg with sperm outside the body and placing the embryo in her uterus.

Assisted Hatching

Assisted hatching is a microscopic laboratory procedure to increase the chances of pregnancy by thinning the zona pellucida, or shell, surrounding the egg.

Blastocyst Transfer

Embryos that have progressed to the blastocyst stage before transfer to uterus are more likely to result in a pregnancy than are embryos at earlier stages.

Embryo Freezing

In embryo freezing, viable embryos can be frozen for later use. Those frozen at the blastocyst stage have the highest chance of later success.


The risks of multiple births have caused increasing numbers of women to opt for eSET, or single embryo transfer during an IVF procedure.

Gender Selection & Family Balancing

Gender selection may be an option for IVF patients who are genetically predisposed to passing on a sex-linked disease, or who seek to balance their family.

Getting Started

The first step with in vitro fertilization is to meet with a TRM fertility physician for an assessment and an in-depth discussion about the process.


Intracytoplasmic sperm injection involves injecting sperm into an egg to promote fertilization, revolutionizing treatment of male factor infertility.


As the site where eggs are harvested, counted and evaluated, TRM's fertility laboratory is a critical part of the IVF process.

Natural Cycle IVF (NC-IVF)

TRM is among the few reproductive centers in the Southeast to offer natural cycle in vitro fertilization, which is less expensive and nearly drug-free.


Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is used with in vitro fertilization to test embryos for genetic or chromosomal disorders before transfer into the uterus.

Standard IVF

A series of medication stimulates a woman's ovaries to grow and mature multiple eggs in standard IVF and pregnancy and live birth rates are often higher.

Male Infertility Treatments

Infertility affects men nearly as much as it does women. Fortunately, infertility treatments are available for men to improve their chances of conceiving.

Ovulation Induction

Ovulation inductions are oral and injectable medication fertility treatments that involve stimulating ovulation for women who don't regularly ovulate.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive surgery – laparoscopic surgery – that's changed the way TRM treats complex gynecologic disorders.


Superovulation or controlled ovarian hyperstimulation means inducing a woman to release multiple eggs in a month in order to increase the odds of pregnancy.

Tubal Reversal Surgery

Tubal reversal surgery, or tubal reanastamosis, is a procedure to reverse a tubal ligation –tubes that are tied, cut or clipped– a method of birth control.