Dr. David Kreiner, Director of Long Island IVF in New York, explains the fertility treatment Micro-IVF. With Micro IVF the fertility patient is given Clomid for five days followed by two days of very low-dose injectable fertility drugs. It involves less stimulation of the ovaries, is less expensive than standard IVF, and has a reduced risk of multiple pregnancy.
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Be proactive about your fertility. Ask your doctor to test your FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels multiple times. An FSH test is done on the third day of your menstrual cycle (day 3) to test your ovarian reserve, or the number of eggs you have in your follicles. A higher number indicates a low ovarian reserve.
Source: Fertility Centers of Illinois
A couple and their fertility doctor, Edward L. Marut, M.D. , weigh the option of implanting multiple embryos in an IVF cycle to increase the chances of having a baby.
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About ALEXIS STEWART
ALEXIS STEWART, daughter of Martha Stewart, is an outspoken advocate for women dealing with fertility issues. She has spoken publicly with People magazine and Oprah Winfrey, among others, about the emotionally and financially draining process of trying to get pregnant at age 42 and has openly shared her experiences with various methods of fertility treatment.