Find Out More At: IVF is the most technologically advanced and successful form of fertility therapy available. Watch Dr. Jain, from Santa Monica Fertility, describe the IVF cycle in greater detail here. He first does an overview of natural fertility, where he explains the a woman is born with her lifetime supply of eggs and when she reaches puberty the has about 500,000. The he explains the five steps of IVF. The Steps of In Vitro Fertilization or IVF: Step One: Suppression: is where the natural hormones are turned off using birth control. Step Two Ovarian Stimulation: where a woman is injected with hormones to promote follicle growth. Step Three Egg Retrieval: the egg is retrieved from the woman. Step Four Fertilization and Embryo Development: the egg is then fertilized and allowed to grow. Step Five Embryo Transfer: the egg is implanted within the woman’s uterus. If you have any more questions or would like help in undergoing an IVF or in vitro fertilization procedure please contact Santa Monica Fertility. Dr Jain is an award winning reproductive endocrinologist and is happy to help you work through your infertility issues. His fertility clinic has helped thousands achieve the dream of pregnancy despite having fertility problems. About Us: Santa Monica Fertility is a fertility treatment center located in Santa Monica, California. Led by Dr. John Jain, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with over twenty years of academic and clinical experience, we provide the most advanced reproductive medicine and fertility services available. Our full spectrum of treatments and fertility-related surgeries includes IVF, egg donation, surrogacy, gender selection, tubal embryo transfer, egg freezing, and a range of other innovative procedures at the forefront of fertility research.