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Am I a Good Candidate for IVF?

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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:

  • Clomid
  • 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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