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 reducing the risk of multiples while going through infertility treatments:
- Why is it so important to reduce the risk of multiples while undergoing fertility treatments?
- When evaluating a fertility clinic, how can patients know whether or not the staff will do what they can to help reduce the risk of multiples?
- I’ve heard before that multiples are actually more common in medicated timed intercourse and IUI cycles than IVF. Why is that?
- What can be done during medicated timed intercourse cycles to reduce the risk of multiples?
- What can be done during IUI cycles to reduce the risk of multiples?
- What can be done during IVF cycles to reduce the risk of multiples?
- I think often times, as was the case for me, patients are ready to “go big or go home” when it comes to maximizing each fertility treatment because of the lack of insurance coverage in most states. What words of hope can you offer to listeners who are just looking to be successful in the fewest number of tries?