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10 IVF Questions to Ask Your Doctor

by Chelsea Fertility NYCPosted in IVFMay 23rd, 2018

When IVF treatment is recommended, the process can seem overwhelming. Patients are expected to have IVF questions, how to prepare, what will be required of them and more, but when it’s time to begin, more detailed questions are 100% appropriate.

In order to help make treatment easier, we’ve offered ten possible questions patients can ask their fertility specialist during an appointment at Chelsea Fertility NYC.

  1. Am I a candidate for “Mini IVF” or “Natural IVF”?
  2. What are my options for embryos that won’t be used?
  3. How many eggs will you try to retrieve?
  4. Will you use a 3-day or 5-day transfer?
  5. Are my embryos, eggs and / sperm stored onsite or at another location?
  6. Should my embryos be frozen prior to transfer?
  7. If I have unexplained infertility, is IUI or IVF best?
  8. Do I need PGD or PGS?
  9. How long is the IVF process expected to take from start to finish?
  10. Is there anything about my diagnosis that could negatively impact IVF success?

So when is IVF recommended?

IVF can be recommended in a few different cases. One example is when previous fertility treatment, such as IUI (artificial insemination), has proven unsuccessful. IVF can be offered if there is severe male factor infertility or in cases where female factor infertility is present due to issues like advanced maternal age, poor ovarian reserve, tubal obstruction or endometriosis. For others, IVF can be recommended as the first step in treatment, over procedures like IUI.

How much does IVF cost?

Patients are advised to note that IVF pricing can vary widely. Generally speaking, IVF can cost around $7,500-$10,000. Treatment areas that will impact final pricing include whether FET (frozen embryo transfer) is used or whether third-party reproduction (egg donor/gestational surrogate) is involved. Please ask your fertility clinic to provide pricing information relevant to your individual treatment plan.

What about single parent IVF?

Chelsea Fertility works with both couples and individuals interested in having children through fertility treatment, including with the use of third-party reproduction. We encourage those pursuing single parent IVF to review our blog post on the topic, which you can find here.

If you have any additional questions about IVF treatment or if you would like to schedule an IVF consultation, please contact Chelsea Fertility.