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Fertility Treatment Pregnant
Maybe: Fertility declines from a peak of 170 births/1000 women at age 27 to 13/1000 at age 40. Thus, advanced age is a significant fertility issue. However, not everyone needs help. See a fertility specialist for assessment (fsh, amh, antral follicle count) and if favorable then try 3-6 mo. If unfavorable then get help now before too late. Once fertility poor we cannot help using your eggs. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I'm 31 n haven't been able to get pregnant i can't afford fertility treatment. What can I take, or do?
See your GYN: Sometimes the cause of infertility is simple and easy to diagnose. Your gyn can do some basic testing and hopefully be able to identify the cause. Many treatment options are not that expensive. Although you might need more costly options, at least you will know the reason you are having trouble getting and can make some informed decisions. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Over 7yrs of trying to conceive with my second child and still no luck and I can't afford fertility treatment so what can I do?
Try the internet: and google "free fertility services" or "free ivf". There are many charitable foundations that pay - not all of - but towards the costs of artificial reproductive techniques. You may find one in your area. Also, many fertility doctors/clinics offer payment plans. Ask several clinics what their "baby-take-home" rate is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A couple with no risk factors or medical problems should try for about 6 to 12 months before getting evaluated and considering treatment - 6 months if the woman is 35 or older and 12 months if she is younger. However, if you have medical or gynecologic problems like endometriosis, irregular periods, previous surgery, etc, you should see someone now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Outside body: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means that fertilization occurs "outside the body" (in vitro). We stimulate the woman's ovaries to mature multiple eggs. We retrieve them in the office with the woman under anesthesia to allow us to suction the eggs with a needle. We combine the sperm with the eggs and culture the embryos. We transfer 1-3 embryos based on woman's age and embryo quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Semen analysis: The most common tests are the sperm count, motility and volume. Multiplying these together givens the total motile count (tmc). Other important parameters are the sperm morphology and sperm survival test. More detailed, and somewhat experimental, tests are the dna fragmentation index and the hyaluronan binding assay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial : Great question! experts do not agree. The american society for reproductive medicine recommends that fertility treatment be limited to women age 50 or less unless she is participating in a research study. Risks do appear to increase with age although women over 50 can have a healthy pregnancy. Other issues are possible psychosocial impact upon the children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: There is really no answer to that question. It is very individual and depends on a persons personal, social and healthy history as well as their reproductive history. At most fertility centers age 50 starts to trigger some more testing and caution and age 60 is likely a deal breaker. ...Read more
We are planning to take fertility treatment.What are the process involved?How long it will take for me to conceive approximately?
Please make sure: U discuss everything with your doc at that 1st visit as your doc should go over everything a length with u ad if u have any ?S your doc should have time to answer all of them. Your ? Is way too non specific to answer here. ...Read more
If a women had been taking fertility treatment for egg growth and has stopped taking any treatment for a yr. What are the chances of her conception.
See your OBGYN first: At age 23 you have plenty of time so it's OK to first seek help with your OBGYN. In many cases, young women have problem with ovulation that can be easily corrected with medications such as Clomid (clomiphene). Your OBGYN can start basic workup such as a semen analysis for your partner, a HSG to check your tubes and uterus, and order hormone tests to check your thyroid, etc. ...Read more
Great question!: The first step is to find a good fertility specialist: someone board certified or eligible in reproductive endocrinology. Once the initial evaluation is performed your doctor will recommend treatment. Often fertility drugs (pills or injections) with IUI are the first step. Ivf is often another option. Remember you should know options, alternatives and success rates. You should be comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IVF is best: The safest from a medical and legal aspect is to use a third party egg where the surrogate has no genetic link to the conception and is inseminated with sperm (ivf). The egg-sperm can come from you (the intended parents) or from a donor egg-sperm. Inseminating surrogates with the intended parents' sperm is the least expensive, but if the surrgate changes her mind, one could tough legal battles. ...Read more
Fertility treatment: Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this helps! dr. Roseff www.Reproendo.Com. ...Read more
Highly effective: Fertility treatment is highly effective in good hands. Advantages are an increase in the monthly chances of conception, and safety, when properly managed. Ivf, for instance, offers pregnancy rates over 50 percent in young women, and treatment can be designed to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation. Newer techniques offer ways to reduce miscarriage and aneuploidy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know: I don't think anyone is keeping statistics. However, foreign clinics especially in India are increasing in numbers and size. Treatment cycles are less expensive but the cost of travel and the time off work may make it just as costly as in the US. There are not as many rules and guidelines in other countries so you may not find the same quality of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't be: Fertility treatment if done properly should not be risky at all. What you need to do is find out what is causing you to not produce eggs. Then determine what your treatment options are and what is your likelyhood of achieving a success pregnancy. Again fertility treatment should not be risky. ...Read more
I am going through fertility treatment is it safe to exercise during 2ww. My exercise involved lifting and pushing weights and then cardio?
Easy: It would be a stretch to call the procedure of removing eggs from the ovary for fertility treatment a "surgery". Typically the eggs are removed by passing a needle through the vaginal wall into the ovary while the patient is under anesthesia. The end result of the procedure is two small needle puncture sites. This is done under ultrasound guidance so that there are minimal risks. ...Read more
Another Forum: This does not appear to be medically related question, since either staus is not a medical issue. Perhaps you would find another forum suitable for this type if discussion. ...Read more
Needle phobia: Controlled exposure is generally effective for phobias. People learn to breath and relax and then gradually expose themselves to what they fear, not increasing the intensity until the initial reaction goes away--looking at needles, touching them, and so on until you can let yourself be injected is the idea .Don't be embarrassed to ask to lie down or look away if you need to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you please describe the different hormones used in fertility treatment and some side effects?
FSH: There is a spectrum of responses: No effects, mild to none to mood swings. Some women can have complications from the meds: hyperstimulation. Drugs: (FSH) - To stimulate egg growth (Follistim/Gonal-F/Bravelle/Menopur) (LH/hCG) - To ovulate (Ovidrel/Pregnyl/Novarel/hCG) GnRH/GnRH Antagonist - To prevent ovulation ...Read more
What is normal antral follicle count at day 9 for a 38yrs woman? Without fertility treatment? Thanks
How long after failing for a year while trying to conceive should we wait before starting fertility treatment?
Consider it now: If you are not pregnant after one year (6 months if you are over 35) of unprotected intercourse, you should see a gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist for an evaluation. Some people who have risk factors for infertility should be seen earlier: eg women with medical problems, irregular periods, endometriosis, previous pelvic surgery or infection, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best fertility treatment, for a 34 years old female and a 50 years old male trying to conceive for five years though medically okay.
Controversial.: There are so many factors that play into fertility other than age. Of course you'll hear stories about people your age who get pregnant but it's a function of ovulatory status. Are you having a period every month? Also, are you in good health to carry pregnancy in general? Consult a gyn for testing if not having regular periods and for endometriosis follow up. ...Read more
Complex: First of all you have to be treated as a couple, not as an individual. Something like 70% of normal infertile couples get pregnant within 5 years of trying. Then there is a whole smorgasbord of options which cannot be addressed in 400 spaces. Either make a virtual appt or see a good infertility doc with your special someone soon. ...Read more
Not worth the risk: I don't advise getting fertility drugs from outside the us as they may be improperly stored, expired or even counterfeit. Pills may be stable in storage but could be labeled in another language . Injectables like follistim, Gonal-F have equivalents in other countries but these meds need refrigeration. No way to tell if they are exposed to heat unless your treatment doesn't work, not worth the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best kind of health insurance for fertility treatment? We cannot afford to pay for it.
Depends: You need to check if insurance covers -diagnostic testing only -diagnostic and treatment treatment can also include iuis only- ivf does it include medications? Some will give a life time benefit, but be careful how you and your doctor will spend it...Don't use it all up on diagnostic testing. The are also programs (shared risk) where if you don't take home a baby, you will get your $$ back! ...Read more
Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is ...Read more
Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this ...Read more
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