It’s rare but possible. If there are signs of a male bacterial infection, with infection-fighting white blood cells in the sperm (pyospermia) we would not use that specimen for an Intrauterine Insemination or IUI as we might spread infection to the uterus or tubes. Viral infections like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV can be… Read More
Yes, it’s still OK. There is a window where the egg could be fertilized, from around 3-5 days before ovulation until the day of ovulation (and maybe one day after ovulation). The day of ovulation might be the best day to do an Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – if you choose one IUI per month we… Read More
Your doctor will get to know you, review your medical history and your partner’s history, and usually do a quick physical exam for you at the first visit. Many fertility doctors don’t perform a pelvic examination on the first visit, but some do. We get much more information from a pelvic ultrasound scan. Some clinics… Read More
Acupuncture may help fertility, but it is not supported by high-quality scientific evidence. One study performed in Seattle had lower pregnancy rates in the acupuncture group doing IVF compared to the no acupuncture group . It’s very hard to conduct properly-controlled trials: for a drug we might compare the pregnancy rate for women taking the… Read More
If your insurance doesn’t cover it (worth checking) look into Fertile Hope who offer discounted treatment and/or free medications.
Women who don’t ovulate don’t have regular periods. An Ovulation Predictor Kit is a good way of confirming that you are ovulating – get it from a pharmacy, don’t buy a monitor. Start testing every day from Day 10 in your cycle (Day 1 is the first day of your period). Test between 10 am… Read More