Monitoring is a crucial part of the IVF process. It is through monitoring that your fertility care team will be able to determine the best time for egg retrieval.
Selecting a fertility center with a state of the art laboratory is the best way to ensure you IVF monitoring is accurate, providing the best chance for a successful cycle.
Timing is an essential part of a successful IVF cycle. The retrieval of high quality eggs ready to be fertilized is one of the most important aspects of IVF. The only way to ensure eggs are retrieved on the right schedule is through the use of IVF monitoring.
Monitoring generally consists of:
- Blood Work – Taken throughout the cycle, blood work is the best way to evaluate hormone levels. Hormones are responsible for maturing eggs and ovulation. Accurate hormone level results are crucial to adjusting medication levels and for understanding how a woman’s cycle is progressing.
- Ultrasound – Ultrasounds provide a unique view of a woman’s reproductive organs including the ovaries and uterus. Ultrasounds allow the fertility care team to see how many eggs are being matured and their size. Size plays a major role in determining maturity.
Selecting a IVF Center
While looking for the right place for your IVF treatment, there are several things to consider. In addition to financial concerns, be sure to consider IVF success rates. Beyond this, be sure to ask about the quality of the fertility center’s lab. The technology used in the lab can make all of the difference in receiving accurate results that will lead to better care. Asking questions about the type of technology and techniques used is a great place to start. Beyond this, ask about continuing education for doctors and laboratory technicians. Staying informed and current on techniques is one of the best ways to improve monitoring during IVF.
Best Location for IVF Monitoring
Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs will accurately monitor your IVF progress so that you can have a baby.
Fertility Centers of Illinois has 10 fertility clinic locations and 2 IVF centers throughout the Chicagoland area. After you see the Doctor, you can choose from all 10 office locations for ultrasound scans and blood test monitoring.
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