When you want to grow your family but have been unsuccessful after trying for one year—six months if you are over age 35—it may be time for a fertility consultation. Our compassionate and experienced doctors at Sher Fertility Institute New York in Manhattan offer a variety of fertility treatment options that can help you expand your family. Learn about the two most popular procedures our fertility clinic offers. Sher Fertility Institute New York is currently offering telemedicine consultations for new and established patients during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
For couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility, low sperm count, decreased sperm motility, hostile cervical conditions, ejaculation dysfunction, or those using donor sperm, IUI is a great starting point. IUI is very common and has been used for many years. This procedure helps increase the number of healthy sperm reach the fallopian tubes in hopes of increasing fertilization success.
IUI can also be done with injectable or oral medications for certain patients on a case by case basis. Your fertility doctor can discuss these with you if you are a candidate.
IUI may pose mild side effects such as cramping after insemination. If fertility medications are included in your treatment plan, side effects may include hot flashes, mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness, nausea and headaches. IUI may also increase your chances to conceive multiples.
IUI is not recommended for women with blocked tubes. Those who do not successfully conceive via IUI are encouraged to try IVF as the next step to conceiving.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
For couples who have been unsuccessful in conceiving through other fertility treatment procedures, women with blocked tubes, or those using a donor egg, IVF may be for you! IVF has been around since 1978 and helps many couples across the globe grow their families. This procedure stimulates ovaries through the use of medication to produce mature eggs. The eggs are removed from her body and fertilized in the in the lab with sperm. One or two resulting embryos are then placed back in the woman’s body.
There are many different types of IVF, such as Natural Cycle IVF in which no fertility drugs are used. Low-stim IVF is another option in which a lower dosage of medication is used. Your fertility specialist can discuss these options if you qualify.
There is no “one size fits all” fertility treatment plan for couples trying to conceive. We recommend reaching out to our experienced physicians for a consultation. Once we run some testing and get a medical history, we can recommend the best course of action to help you bring home a baby! Contact Sher Fertility Institute New York today!