How do I prepare for IVF?
By considering your age, reproductive history and determining the underlying cause(s) of your infertility, our fertility doctors will be able to advise you early on—sometimes even at your first visit—about whether you are a candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and your realistic chances for success. We have helped other infertile couples become parents and can help you too.
Learn more about how to prepare for IVF at our NYC fertility clinic below, or request an appointment today using the form on this page.
What can I expect at the initial evaluation?
At your first meeting, we will recommend basic fertility tests and procedures that are necessary to establish your fertility status.
Diagnostic testing typically includes:
- Baseline hormone levels, taken on Day 3 of a natural cycle
- Baseline pelvic sonogram to document information about your ovaries and uterus
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to document the status of your fallopian tubes and uterine cavity
- Semen analysis with strict morphology
If the tests confirm that you are a candidate for IVF, and show no abnormalities or medical conditions that should be treated before trying to conceive, then you would be ready to proceed to IVF immediately.
We will explain the IVF process to you in detail (or review it, if you have already done it before) and answer any questions you may have.