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Making a Game Plan for Your Infertility Treatment in 2017

Did you spend all last year trying to get pregnant with no success? It’s time to start thinking about your fertility plan for 2017. Infertility treatments continue to have higher success rates each year, so now is the perfect time to get started on your pregnancy journey. Below are some helpful tips for creating a game plan for your infertility treatment in 2017.

Tips for Boosting Your Fertility in 2017

Finding a Trusted Fertility Center

Finding a fertility center you can trust should be the first step in your 2017 infertility game plan. The center you choose plays an integral role in your treatment and you want to have complete confidence in your doctors and the facility itself. Being able to communicate openly with your doctor is key. Based on communication, your doctor can develop an individualized plan catered to your needs that provides you with optimal results. Make sure you also check the success rates of the center you decide to go to. Most fertility centers should have updated success rates on their website or available statistics at their office.

Fertility Testing

After you’ve found the right fertility center, you’ll need to go through a series of testing. You and your partner will have to partake in an evaluation to determine the cause of infertility so that the proper type of treatment can be administered. At NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York (NYU Langone RS of NY), we provide women an Egg Check Test to help determine the age of their eggs. Once all this information is received, one of our certified physicians will help you determine your best options for getting pregnant now or in the future. Testing may also include hormone testing, hysterosalpingogram, saline sonogram and a semen analysis for your male partner. Options can include freezing your eggs for the future.

Choose an Infertility Treatment

Depending on the cause of your fertility struggles, there are different treatment options available to you. One of the most common treatment options is in vitro fertilization (IVF). This procedure is the process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside of the body. The resulting embryo is then assessed for quality and transferred into the uterus in hopes of achieving pregnancy.

Other infertility treatments include intrauterine insemination, fibroid removal, tubal surgery or using a donor egg program. However, not all infertility treatments are invasive. Depending on the female or male evaluation, if there are no anatomical abnormalities discovered, you can use ovulation medications or timed intercourse as a treatment method. Precise monitoring of patients with or without ovulation medication can help improve the timing of intercourse. During this time, ovulation can be tracked with blood or urine testing.

Talk to Your Partner

Once you and your doctor have discussed which infertility treatment is right for you, it’s time to get started on your fertility journey. Start by discussing with your partner about the best time to begin treatment. Make sure you both are on the same page and dedicated to the process. It’s always important to have a support system during this time. Also, you want to do your research. Understand the success rates of the particular treatment you are partaking in and the possibility that you may have to go through more than one cycle to achieve a successful pregnancy. By staying motivated and keeping an open mind about the process, you and your partner will be on the right track to conceiving in 2017.

Fertility Specialists in New York

At NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York, we provide cutting edge treatments and individualized care to help you with the reproductive challenges of infertility. With a comfortable and supportive environment, we will always put your needs first. Contact us today to take your first steps towards your 2017 game plan.