BONUS 72: Stim & Priming Protocols

October 14, 2016

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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 listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about the various stim and priming protocols:

  • What is the goal of priming?
  • How do you decide which priming protocol is right for the patient in front of you?
  • Priming
    • BCP
    • Estrogen
    • Testosterone
    • None
  • What is the goal of a good IVF ovarian stimulation?
  • As a RE, how do you decide which stimulation protocol is right for each patient?
  • How does an ultrasound get such precise measurements? Are they really precise?
  • At what point during a cycle are you sure you’re headed toward retrieval, or need to convert it to an IUI or timed intercourse?
  • Are there certain levels of estrogen you’re looking for on each cycle day? Is there a typical pattern the levels will follow?
  • Stimulation
    • Antagonist Protocol
    • Microdose Lupron Flare Protocol
    • Long Lupron Protocol
    • Luteal Lupron Protocol
  • HCG trigger vs. Lupron trigger
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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