We know when it comes to any Fertility Treatments there’s a lot of questions so we thought we could help out a little, here are the ten most frequently asked questions:
1.Are any tests needed in order to determine if we are candidates?
Yes. Ideally, we have to run a series of lab tests for the couple that will allow us to determine candidacy. A sperm analysis will also be performed. (check our Blog Post on this HERE!)
2. What is the duration of an IVF treatment?
The duration is roughly equivalent to that of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Once candidacy is established, you will see us during day 2 of your menstruation to receive stimulation medication, and then visit us roughly around day 9 of your cycle. We will then see you 2 days after that for a control ultrasound, and to prescribe supplemental medication, if needed. At this point we will schedule a follicle extraction, followed by an embryo transfer. A specific plan will be devised on an individual basis. (Check a Tentative Schedule HERE!)
3. Is the follicle extraction painful?
Not at all. You will be under a light sedation, while the medical team performs the extraction. The process can take 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Is the embryo transfer painful?
No. This process does not even require a sedation. It takes 10 to 15 minutes.
5. How many embryos will be transferred?
This varies on a case-to-case basis. This topic causes a lot of anxiety for some couples, when it really should not. Usually we transfer from 3-5 embryos.
6. What happens to the other embryos?
We can cryo-preserve them, in case you decide to try IVF in the future. This is a very SAFE process.
7. When should I have a pregnancy test?
13 – 15 days after the embryo transfer.
8. Is there an age limit for IVF?
We recommend 42 years of age to the upper limit, to consider IVF.
9. How long do I have to be in Mexico?
- Initial evaluation and medication disbursement: 1-2 days
- After this you can drive/fly back home.
- Inspection/Extraction/Embryo Transfer: 6-7 days later.
10. Can I stay under your supervision for 2 weeks or so?
Sure you can. About 50% of patients choose to do this because they feel it is less stressful.