Frequently asked questions about fertility treatmentHere you will find the most common fertility FAQs patients ask about treatment. If you still have questions, please contact us.

Q. How long do fertility treatments take?

A. An intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycle takes approximately two weeks (with or without ovarian stimulation medications).  In vitro fertilization (IVF) generally takes between 4-6 weeks including the egg retrieval.  Embryo transfer usually takes place between 3-5 days later.

Q. How many embryos are usually transferred?

A. This depends on age, history of prior failed IVF cycles and personal preference.  We do, however, adhere to the guidelines published by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The options will be discussed and the decision will be made between you and your physician.

Q. When is the best time to measure urine for ovulation?

A.  The best time to test for ovulation is between 10am – 6pm, though if you are going through an IUI cycle, we recommend testing between 12-3pm so that you have time to call our office with the result and plan for your insemination.

Q. Do you offer male infertility evaluations?

A. We take a medical history and perform semen analyses on every male coming to our office for fertility issues. If anything significant is uncovered, we will refer you to an urologist who specializes in evaluating and treating male fertility issues.

Q. Do you only treat married couples?

A. At the Valley Center for Reproductive Health we provide treatment for married and unmarried couples, same sex couples and single individuals.

Q. Do you recommend IVF for all patients?

A.  There is a spectrum of fertility treatments and every patient is different.  At your initial consultation, your doctor will discuss the various treatment options with you and following a complete evaluation, she will make her recommendations.  For some patients this will mean starting with IVF, but often less invasive and less expensive treatments are the appropriate way to begin.

Q. Do you perform intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) on all patients?

A.  We evaluate every patient on an individual basis and only perform ICSI if clear indications are found.

Q. Can I get pregnant if I am in menopause?

A.  If you have already gone through menopause, you will need to consider using donor eggs in order to get pregnant.

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