When choosing an infertility treatment option, your doctor may decide that you should consider taking fertility shots. You can take fertility shots in preparation for an IUI (intrauterine insemination) or in preparation for IVF (in vitro fertilization). Depending on the type of treatment regimen you and your doctor choose, you could end up giving yourself over 120 shots! That's no fun. Good news is coming our way. It has already come to Europe. Elanova, is a new fertility drug (more…)
A former infertility patient wrote this manual to help you stay organized during your infertility treatment. It's called The IVF Companion. Check out her website: http://www.ivfcompanion.com/ I think it's a great resource and may help you feel less overwhelmed as you go through infertility treatment.
At least 30% of couples who need my help, do so because the male partner has a sperm problem. Every infertility docs' style of practicing medicine is different. Some docs say, the treatment of a male sperm problem is IVF with ICSI. This translates into, if you take the egg and inject the sperm into the egg, you've fixed the problem - so why go searching for a cause? There are 2 reasons why I do my best to find out where the sperm problem is coming from: (more…)
1. Spending a lot of money on a fancy digital fertility monitor doesn't mean that you will have a higher chance of pregnancy. Far from. Buy a simple test kit. 2. False positives are common - this is when the test tells you that you are ovulating when you are not. If you have a positive every day – ask you doctor about being evaluated for a common condition called PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). 3. If you have 28-30 day cycles and you are less than age 40, start testing on cycle day 10. Test every day until you have a positive. Then STOP! You don’t need to keep testing once you have a positive (more…)
Do you feel inadequate because "everyone you know" just looks at their husbands and gets pregnant? If you think about it, you don't have that many friends like that. So don’t feel like you’re alone - you aren't. It isn’t unusual for it to take up to 12 months to get pregnant If you’re an older mom-to-be or just have a feeling that something is wrong - consider seeing a fertility doc sooner than later (more…)