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Do I Need IVF?

How it is IVF done?

IVF is one of the most common types of assisted reproductive technology (ART) methods. In a nutshell, it’s the process in which a female ovum (egg) is harvested and then fertilized by sperm in a laboratory. Consequently the resulting embryo is transferred to a woman’s uterus for natural gestation.

Who should consider IVF?

A couple that has failed to conceive after having tried for at least 12 months, where the female is under the age of 35, is considered to be infertile, and for 6 months if the female is over 35. Additionally, if the female does not regularly ovulate she is considered to be infertile. Statistically about nine percent of all the reproductive age population in the United States is infertile, and many of those cases can be successfully remedied by IVF. But how is it determined if IVF is right for you? Let’s look at some of the most common indicators when considering IVF:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes or tubal ligation
  • Advanced maternal age in a woman (over 38 years of age)
  • Lower than usual quantity of eggs
  • Severe endometriosis
  • A history of over two failed cycles of ovarian stimulation
  • Male infertility or a past vasectomy
  • Inseminations have been unsuccessful for a reason undetermined by fertility tests

The best way to find out if IVF is suitable for you is to schedule an appointment at our Connecticut offices, where Dr. Levi will personally evaluate your situation and offer you the ideal treatment.

What are the things to consider about IVF treatments?

The process of considering fertility options can also be an emotional experience for a patient. That is why it is very important to select a clinic that will provide you with the best possible care. It is also a good idea to check the credentials and references of the treating doctor and his staff.

It would be hard to find a more reputable fertility specialist than Dr. Andrew Levi, who has managed a wide variety of infertility cases with outstanding outcomes. His gentle and knowledgeable approach has earned him wonderful reviews from many of his grateful patients. Dr. Levi and his professional team employ state-of-the-art equipment and apply all their advanced skills and experience to deliver the most comprehensive and effective services.

IVF treatment success rates

IVF is one the most common and effective infertility treatments successfully used since 1978. Now tens of thousands of happy and thriving children are born every year; statistically over one percent of all births in the nation are a result of IVF. Pregnancies achieved through IVF are not different from any spontaneously occurred pregnancies in that they have equal success rates. Generally the outcome of IVF is affected by several factors:

  • Age of the patients; younger patients having a better chance to conceive
  • Overall health of patients
  • Quality of the eggs, the sperm and the resulting embryo

Specialists at Park Avenue Fertility understand that infertility can be an emotionally challenging topic. That is why they make themselves available to answer all your questions and to help you achieve your ultimate goal of parenting. Schedule your appointment at our offices in Fairfield and Trumbull, CT today for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Andrew Levi and take advantage of his unmatched fertility care!

Dr. Andrew Levi and his qualified staff at Park Avenue Fertility have extensive experience at helping many patients in Connecticut turn their dream of childbirth to reality. Our clinic offers a wide variety of infertility treatment, and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is one of the most common and effective.