With GIFT, sperm and eggs are placed in a fallopian tube to allow fertilization in the natural site. The woman must have at least one normal, open fallopian tube.
Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are 2 methods used to help a woman become pregnant. With GIFT, sperm and eggs are put in the fallopian tube. With ZIFT, the sperm and egg are first combined in a lab. Then a fertilized egg is put into the fallopian tube.
Why GIFT and ZIFT are used
GIFT and ZIFT can help produce a pregnancy when some health problems are present. These include:
Getting ready for GIFT or ZIFT
Hormone treatment with GIFT or ZIFT
GIFT or ZIFT may be used along with hormone treatment. This can improve the chance of a pregnancy. Your healthcare provider can talk with you about the details, success rates, and costs.
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