MYF 31 | What To Expect From A Fertility Clinic: Conventional Testing & Treatment Options

Welcome to Episode 31!

In episode 31, we help you understand the basics of conventional fertility testing and treatment options. Although our practice is all about natural and integrative fertility care, we still want you to understand when it might be time to seek out help from a fertility clinic and what to expect when you get there. We go over the 3 types of evaluations you'll typically receive, how the different treatments options works (IUI, IVF, etc.), and the side effects, risks, and costs associated with each one. We also give you a realistic look at success rates for each treatment and discuss some of the things you'll want to consider when choosing a fertility clinic and treatment course. As a side note, we are NOT experts in conventional fertility care and you should definitely discuss specific questions or concerns you have about treatment with your clinic or reproductive endocrinologist.

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    Show Notes:

    2:45        What a conventional evaluation looks like and when you should have one

                    3:30        Ovulatory status and ovarian function

                    6:40        Imaging – HSG and/or hysteroscopy

                    9:20        Semen analysis

    11:30     Different treatment options and how they work

                    11:45     Medicated cycles to induce “super ovulation”

                    17:30     Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

                    21:00     In-vitro fertilization (IVF)

    31:15     Deeper dive into IVF – phases of treatment and possible drug protocols

    35:40     Stats, success rates, and risks associated with IVF

    47:20     Other considerations – pros and cons of IVF

    52:45     How much each type of fertility treatment usually costs

    56:45     What you should look for in a clinic and care team

    59:45     Wrap-up