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Am I a Good Candidate for IVF?
If you’ve been struggling to conceive, you may wonder which fertility treatment is right for you. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is considered an Advanced Reproductive Technology (ART) technique, not a first-line fertility treatment. So how do you know if you are a candidate for IVF?
You may be a candidate for IVF if first-line fertility treatments have failed. These can include:
- Injectable fertility drugs
- Timed Intercourse
- Intrauterine insemination
IVF may also be helpful in the following situations:
- You have blocked, damaged, or absent fallopian tubes
- You have severe endometriosis, which may affect fertility by preventing the release of eggs or blocking sperm from entering the fallopian tube
- There is severe male-factor infertility. In this case, IVF can be performed with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) a process by which a single sperm is injected into a mature egg.
- You and your partner have a long-standing history of infertility or unexplained fertility
If you have questions about whether you are a candidate for IVF, the best person to help you arrive at an answer is a fertility doctor. Need a doctor? Contact one of our Patient Care Advocates, who can help answer your questions and point you in the right direction. Give one of us a call at 855-955-BABY!
Curious about IVF efficiency and success? Check out this video where Michael J. Tucker, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., Scientific Director director of Georgia Reproductive Specialists, explains the efficiency of IVF - how many eggs and embryos it ultimately takes to make a baby:
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