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How Do I Know If IVF Will Work For Me?
The best way to determine how successful you will be with an in vitro fertilization (IVF) or egg freezing cycle is to test your ovarian reserve. Women are born with all of the eggs they will ever have and that number declines with age. Ovarian reserve gives a snapshot of the quality and quantity of remaining eggs in the ovaries.
As technology improves, so do the methods for predicting ovarian reserve. The most accurate predictors of ovarian reserve today are Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), and Antral Follicle Count (AFC). Each of these is likely to be measured around day 3 of your menstrual cycle and will tell your Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility or egg freezing doctor) how your ovaries will respond to stimulation drugs. AMH and FSH are blood hormone tests and AFC is counted via transvaginal ultrasound.
Univfy’s IVF Prediction Tests can take those test results one step further to predict your individual chance of having a baby with IVF. The test uses a specific algorithm that includes your age, height, weight, and other medical criteria to tell you how successful your first or subsequent IVF cycles will be.
With this information, you can make educated decisions about your fertility and the types of treatment you will pursue. For more information on tests to predict your fertility and IVF success, check out this article by Fertility Authority and Univfy: http://bit.ly/ZrCW1h
Looking for support and information through the IVF process? Have questions about AMH and FSH? Visit the IVF and High Tech treatment forum on FertileThoughts.com!