Treatment Options With Our IVF Specialist
Women who are struggling with infertility have multiple treatment options available to increase their chances of success. One of these options includes In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). When you meet with an IVF specialist at MCRM Fertility, they will discuss your situation and perform an exam to determine the best options available to you.
Before treatment is prescribed, our team will evaluate your fertility potential. We may recommend male and female fertility testing to determine the cause of infertility. These tests also let us know the likelihood that IVF or other treatments will be successful.
In-Depth Fertility Testing
Female fertility evaluation will look at ovarian function, using bloodwork to measure AMH levels and other hormones. We will also conduct a pelvic exam and a transvaginal ultrasound to provide an antral follicle count (AFC). We may also recommend a sonohysterogram to assess the condition of the fallopian tubes.
For men, we provide tests to examine testicular function, which includes a sperm analysis. This goes beyond sperm count and motility, which is what other labs focus on.
Fertility testing can help determine the issues causing infertility or challenges becoming pregnant. Low levels of hormones can be one factor while other medical issues, such as diabetes or high blood pressure can also impact your ability to become pregnant naturally. Once the issues have been identified, the fertility specialist can recommend the appropriate treatment.
How IVF Works
To understand what makes an IVF treatment successful, it’s helpful to know how the process works. When IVF is performed, the egg is retrieved from the woman’s ovary. Inside the laboratory, the retrieved eggs are injected with sperm either for the patient’s partner or a donor. Once the egg has been fertilized, it is allowed to grow and develop into an embryo. After about five days, the embryo is either cryopreserved, genetically tested or transferred back into the woman’s body.
IVF has evolved since it was first introduced in 1978. Today, thousands of women become pregnant through IVF, which has one of the highest success rates of any fertility treatment. MCRM Fertility has seen thousands of patients become pregnant through this treatment and deliver healthy babies.
How To Increase Your Chances of Success
Even though IVF has a high success rate, not everyone who undergoes treatment will have a positive result. You can increase your chances of success by choosing the right facility. MCRM Fertility understands the emotional aspect of infertility and operates with the focus of making our patients’ emotional health a priority. Our staff empathizes with the patient and sees them as unique individuals, not just another case.
While you can’t change many of the factors that cause infertility, you can increase your chance of success with IVF by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you haven’t been making healthy choices, you can start now as you begin your journey. Concentrate on the factors you can manage, such as eating healthy foods, getting enough rest, and exercising regularly. You can also talk to your doctor about other lifestyle habits to change or incorporate into your routine.
How MCRM Fertility Can Help
MCRM Fertility works with a variety of patients who have unique experiences in their fertility journeys. We provide you with materials to help you understand the IVF treatment and process. We also provide you with a patient portal that tells us all about you and your lifestyle. You will provide information about your health and family history to help us have access to any relevant genetic information for your case.
We utilize this information to help understand how best to treat you. Our IVF specialist will meet with you at your initial consultation to determine the next steps. If you have already decided to undergo testing and have completed those tests, the specialist will discuss your treatment options.
The IVF specialist will discuss IVF if it is determined to be your best treatment option. At this point, you will decide if you want to move forward.
The best way to know if your IVF treatment will be successful is by preparing yourself and your body and working with a reputable fertility clinic. MCRM Fertility treats all our patients as unique individuals with their own stories to tell. We want to help you on your fertility journey by choosing the best treatment for your situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about how we can help you.]]>