Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are two 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.
|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.
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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