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 listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about what to do after a failed cycle:
- How can listeners best prepare for the follow up appointment with their RE after a failed cycle? What questions should they be asking?
- Take listeners through a typical follow up appointment. What might the conversation look like? How does the conversation differ depending on the type of cycle and the patient’s prognosis? What should they expect, and not expect?
- If the failed cycle was IVF, should listeners also plan to schedule an appointment to talk to the embryologist? What might this conversation look like?
- After how many failed cycles might you run additional tests? Walk us through your thought process and what additional testing might entail.
- At what point do you typically see patients get a second opinion? Do you have any advice here?
- We’ve talked about this before, but remind listeners again at what point you would typically recommend to move to IUI from timed intercourse, to IVF from IUI, and to donor egg and/or sperm following failed cycles.
- Is there anything else you’d like to add?