Initial infertility evaluation
The initial evaluation can be completed in one menstrual cycle. It consists of determining the woman’s ovulatory status and egg quality with blood tests and ultrasound examination, assessing her reproductive anatomy with an X-ray called a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), and evaluating the male partner with a semen analysis, sometimes two. With this information a personal treatment plan can usually be charted.
Anovulation and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
While some ovulation problems can be treated simply, others require more intensive monitoring and medication alternatives. Our center is open 7 days per week for ultrasound and hormone evaluation during ovulation treatment cycles.
Superovulation and Intrauterine Insemination
Some couples are capable of conceiving, but at such a low chance per cycle, that they need treatments that increase the monthly chance of conception to provide a reasonable chance of success. Superovulation and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) involves stimulating the ovaries to make more than one egg per cycle, and exposing those eggs to more sperm at the optimum window of time than is possible with intercourse alone in a spontaneous menstrual cycle.
Depending on the couple’s unique situation and the medications used, the chance of conception per month is doubled or tripled. Multiple pregnancy rates are also increased with this treatment. The exact increase depends on the maternal age and the medication used.
Assisted Reproductive Technologies