BONUS 23: IVF 101

November 6, 2015

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Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.

After Dr. Rodgers answers two listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about a typical IVF cycle:

  • What is IVF and how is it done? What is the average success rate?
  • Are there certain diagnoses that would benefit from IVF? On the flip side, are there diagnoses for which you would not recommend pursuing IVF?
  • What are the different IVF protocols?
  • What type of monitoring is done during an IVF cycle?
  • What reasons might get an IVF cycle cancelled in the middle?
  • When during an IVF cycle is sperm collected?
  • What is ICSI and in what situations is it recommended?
  • What can a woman expect during and immediately after her egg retrieval?
  • How often are patients typically updated on the state of their embryos?
  • What can a woman expect on transfer day?
  • Can you briefly explain how embryo grading works?
  • What “rules” should be followed immediately after the IVF procedure and during the two week wait?

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