The specific causes of PCOD are yet to be determined. In PCOS patients, the ovaries produce excess androgens or male sex hormones, which result in an imbalance in ovulation, acne breakout and development of excess body hair. Your body faces problems using insulin and develops insulin resistance.read more
Me Dr. Ruchi Malhotra, IVF Specialist. Aaj apko IUI ke bare sari chizen btaungi. Intra mtlb andar, Uterine mtlb bacha dani, Insemination mtlb dalna. Easy language me iska mtlb hai ki bache dani ke andar semen dalna. Ab IUI krne ke bhut sare indications hote hain and bhut sare contra-indications hote hain. Hum kis condition me patient ko IUI suggest krte hain. IUI unke lia hota hai jinke semen me problem hai ya to semen absent ho. Semen me sperm hi nhi hai. Un cases me donor semen leke IUI kia jata hai. Or agar semen me sperm kam hai to aise cases me bhi IUI kia jata hai. PCOS me IUI kia jata hai. Ya fir cervical problem ho means bache dani me koi problem ho jo sperm ko andar nhi jane deti. Next condition hai vaginismus, isme intercourse nhi ho skta, islia IUI kia jata hai.
Ab me apko contra-indications btaungi. Kis cases me IUI recommend nhi kia jata. Tubal block TB, endometriosis or ectopic pregnancy ki vjha se ho skta hai. In cases me IUI nhi kia jata hai. Bachedani me ande na bane jise hum kehte hai premature ovarian failure ya fir low AMH level ya menopause, in cases me bhi IUI contra-indicated rehta hai. Ab me apko btaungi ki IUI me actually kya kia jata hai. Patient ko hum second day of periods me bulate hain. Medicines and dawaiyon ke through ye treatment proceed kia jata hai. Injections islia dia jate hai so that eggs follicles ban saken. Isko transvaginal scan (TVS) bolte hain. Ye 4-5 times kia ja skta hai. Jab egg ka size normal ho jata hai to usse trigger dia jata hai. Ye ek inejection hota hai so that egg ande dani me se nikal jaye. Ise rupture bola jata hai. Fir iske 36 hours baad IUI kia jata hai. Isme semen sample collect kia jata hai. Semen ko wash kia jata hai. Or best sperm leke bache dani ke andar rkha jata hai. Ye kam bina anesthesia ke kia ja skta hai. Or ache center me iska success rate 15-20% rehta hai.
IUI 5-6 times ki ja skti hai quki iska success rate IVF se kam hai. IVF ka success rate 60% tak jata hai ache center me. Agar aap is treatment ke bare me kuch bhi janna chahte hain to mujhe mere center me aa ke mil skte hain. Aap mujhe Lybrate ke through bhi call kr skte hain.read more
I am Dr. Ruchi Malhotra . And today I am going to discuss about IUI. What is it, what are its indications and what are its goals, what are its contraindications, what are its success rate and how does it differ from IVF. I will cover all these questions.
Now let's know what is IUI and why is it done? It is planned in that way, best sperms are placed inside the uterine cavity of the woman. It is an advantage that it gives a head start to the sperm to reach the eggs very quickly to give the results of pregnancy. On the basis of certain indications IUI is done. First when the sperm count is less or the absence of sperm and that is why donor sperm is used. Then there could be a problem of PCOS in which eggs are there but they are not released. In such situations also, IUI helps or there could be some cervical factors. In which sperms are not able to reach. There could be other factor like vaginismum in which proper intercourse cannot happen. So, these are the basic indications in which IUI is used.
There are certain contraindications where IUI is absolutely contraindicated. The indication when the tubes are blocked and if it is blocked, even if we placed the sperms inside the uterine cavity, it will never be able to fertilise the egg. Then there is absence of egg like premature ovarian failure or periods stops very early. In such cases IUI is not going to help. In menopausal women, IUI is not going to help. Or there could be severe tuberculosis of uterine cavity in which linings are not there, in such cases also, IUI is not going to help. So, these are contraindications where we should not do IUI. Now let's talk about the procedure. Treatment starts from the 2nd day of the periods in which injections or the tablets are given to the patient to let the eggs formed. Now this is done by follicular monitoring which is done by transvaginal ultrasound scan. In this growth of the follicle is seen.
Sometimes injections could be use to increase the size of the egg. We need to give a trigger to release the egg in paritonial cavity. And approximately at 36 hours, IUI is done. After that we collect the semen sample after the sterile condition. Semen preparation is done in the lab. We wash the semen and remove all the unhealthy components to take out the best sperm. This we place in uterine cavity. This increases the chances of pregnancy pretty much. Now the success of IUI depends on lots of factors. Success rate of IUI is 15-20%. IUI can be done may be for 5-6 times. And if it does not succed than one can go for IVF. So, if you have any question you can contact me at FSIVF & Research Center through Lybrate.read more
I am Dr. Ruchi Malhotra from FS IVF Centre, Delhi. I am a senior consultant. I’ve been working with Lady Hardinge medical college for many years as a senior consultant. Thereafter I worked at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, after which I came into this infertility practice. Today I am going to discuss about Artificial Reproductive Techniques or ART. Now ART is a technique which is used for patients who are suffering from infertility. What is infertility? We define infertility when a couple is living together without any precautions and is unable to conceive after one year without any precautions. When such couple comes to us we need to find what is the cause? why they are not conceiving? and furthermore how do we need to treat them? So there are certain basic tests when the patient comes to us for such a complaint. Most important is the history, whether the couple is living together or not. Sometimes it happens when couple comes to us but the husband is travelling, husband is not living so they are not having a normal sexual activity because of which may be they are missing the ovulation period and may be they are not conceiving.
May be there is some kind of sexual problem with in the couple which also comes out in the history or there could be a problem with the hormones in the female. She might be having delayed periods or early period or prolonged cycle or maybe she is having no cycles at all. So these are the main causes which we find out in the history from the couple and then further we need to decide how we need to treat these patients. So ART includes many methods, most important of which are IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization ). So first we will discuss about IUI. In IUI, the method is, first we stimulates the ovary of the patient by giving them tablets or by giving them some injections. We make the eggs ready which is called as the follicle which finally give us the baby. These follicles are then followed by a transvaginal ultrasound. In this once we reach the particular follicle size then we give them a trigger injection so that the follicle can rupture and comes out of ovary.
Following which we take the husband’s sperm and we segregate the best sperm and we inject them into the uterus of the female. So this is the process of IUI. Now if we discuss about IVF, it is totally different process and in which basic treatment is we give injections and we will make the eggs ready. Now IVF is all about the number of eggs which we get from the ovaries. We give them gonadotropins and we increase the number of eggs and when these eggs reach a particular size, we under anesthesia need to take out these eggs. These eggs are taken out in a test tube in specific conditions of temperature, air and lab. Then we take the husband’s sperm and we inject the sperm into the eggs.
We leave the eggs and sperm together outside in a lab environment and let the embryos grown. Embryos can grow to stage 3 or stage 5, day 3 or day 5. So the transfer is then prepared, the uterus is prepared and these embryos are then transferred into the uterine cavity. This is the entire process of IVF. After 14 days of transfer we can look for a positive result. Aap bhi is infertility ki samasya se pareshan hain aur apko iska koi ilaj samaj mein nahi aa rha toh aap mere pass visit sakte hain. Mera centre Azadpur Sabzi Mandi ke samne hi hai. Ye adarsh nagar metro station ke paas padta hai. Aap directly bhi yahan aa sakte hain aur via Lybrate bhi aakar mere se mil sakte hain. Online consultation bhi ho sakte hai aur Video Conference bhi ho sakte hai.read more
Mai Dr. Ruchi Malhotra FS IVF Centre mei infertility specialist consultant hoon. Mere paas bahut mariz jinke har jagah treatment fail ho chuki hai voh ate hain or unko yahin success mila hai. Aaj main aapko bataongi ki infertility kya cheez hoti hai aur uska treatment ke liye hamare paas kya kya option hai. Aajkal ke time mein jab mahila aur uska husband saath mein rehte hain or ek saal tak pregnancy nahi ho pati hai toh hum usko infertility kehte hain. Infertility jab patient hamare paas aata hai to hame kuch testing karni hoti hai jis se hame ye pata lagta hai ki usme kya problem hai jis wajah se us couple ko pregnancy nahi ho pa rahi hai. Iske baare mein kuch aap ko samjhana chahungi.
Infertility mein bachha na hone mein 50% contribution husband ka hota hai aur 50% contribution wife ka hota hai. Husband ki testing main toh bahut simple cheez hai. Semen check kiya jata hai jis mein hum sperm ka number dekhte hain, uski motility dekhte hain ki woh kitne chalte hai, woh dekhte hain. But female mei, cheezein thodi si complicated hoti hai. Yahan pe main aapko samjha paongi. Yeh ek female reproductive system hai. Yeh do andedani hoti hain yani andkosh. Yeh do nalee hoti hain tubes jinko bola jata hai aur yeh bachedani hote hai. Normal course mein anda yahan se nikal kar tube k andar jata hai or yahan husband ke semen se mil k bachedani main tyar hoke bachha badta hai. In main se kuch bhi, kahin bhi agar problem ho to pregnancy age thahertei nahi hai ya badti nahi hai. Jaise ki ande. Ande main kahin khrabi hai. Jaise ajkal Polycystic ovary kafi logon ko hai.
Ya phir hormone ki koi aur kami ho, ya thyroid ho. In sab vajaha se anda nahi banta hai. Doosra agar anda ban raha hai aur tube main kahin bhi blockage hai, jaise TB k vajha se blockage hai, ya pehle kabi pregnancy hue uske vajha se blockage ho sakti hai. Tab yeh anda tube main se hoke is bachedani mein nahi jata. Jab anda yahan nahi paonchega toh pregnancy hone ke chances bilkul zero ho jate hain. Teesri cheez bachedani ke ander koi problem ho sakti hai. Jaise bachedani ke ander koi fibroid ho sakta hai, ya septum ho sakta hai, ya tuberculosis ho sakta hai ya endometerosis ho sakta hai. In sab situations mein bhi pregnancy aage nahi badd sakti.
Toh jab aap ek doctor ke paas jate hain, ek specialist ke paas jate hain toh vo apko identify kr ke btate hain ki apki problem kya hai or uss problem ka kya samadhan hai. Aaj ki date mein hamare paas most problems ka samadhan hota hai. Jaise ande nahi ban rahe hain to hamere paas injections hote hain jin se hum ande bana sakte hain. Tube blockage hoti hai to hame IVF karna padta hai. Bachedani mein koi problem ho to Histeroscopy kr ke hum bachedani thik kar sakte hain. Yeh sare cheezein specialist hi aapko guide kar sakte hain ki kaise aapko aage badhna hai apne treatment ke liye.read more
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In the process of in vitro fertilization, the stimulation of the ovaries of a female is done so as to produce multiple eggs. This technique is performed in laboratories by creating the special environment and using freezing equipment so that the embryos can be stored in liquid nitrogen for the longer period of time.
What is Embryo Freezing?
Embryo freezing is also known as cryopreservation. This technique refers to a procedural method in which the viable embryos are preserved by keeping them at the cool place at very low temperatures, at -196 degree Celsius. After the process of fertilization is done and acculturation of embryo is performed, then the best embryos out of the group are selected for transfer of embryos. In 50 percent of cases, there are ample amount of embryos to fulfill the requirement of embryo transfer. And hence, these embryos can be frozen for use in future purposes.
Advantages of Embryo Freezing
One of the best advantages of embryo freezing is that thawing of frozen embryos can be done and then these can be transferred in the uterus of women without stimulating ovaries. The cycle of transferring frozen embryos is quite simple. The assessment of the menstrual cycle is done to estimate the uterus lining development in females and at the time of ovulation, the embryo is transferred. In certain cases, the women’s medical history is taken before and the hormonally controlled cycle is warranted. However, one should always consult the clinician before going for any treatment procedure.
Disadvantages of embryo freezing
As per the research history, almost 70% of the frozen embryos are able to survive the thawing purpose. But the success rate varies from individual to individual. It may be possible that even after saving many embryos, none of the embryos survive the thawing process.
In case the fertility odds are against your favour, you can undergo a procedure called IVF or in vitro fertilisation. It is a form of fertility treatment in which the sperms and eggs are combined in a laboratory. IVF is a very common fertility treatment procedure, involving modern technology. It is carried out by many women and couples worldwide. When you are facing ovulation problems and issues with the quality of eggs, have blocked fallopian tubes or if your male partner has a low sperm count, a sperm donor’s eggs are used via IVF to become pregnant.
The overall process of IVF involves several methods and steps:
- Ovarian stimulation: You will have to take a fertility drug called gonadotrophin eight to fourteen days before the beginning of your menstrual cycle. This will help to stimulate your ovaries for the development of multiple, mature eggs for fertilisation. You will also be given synthetic hormones like cetrorelix and leuprolide.
- Development of follicle: You should be visiting your doctor frequently while having the medicines for a check-up of your blood hormone levels. Your ovaries will also be measured using ultrasound. This will allow the doctor to monitor the follicle development.
- Trigger shot: You will be given a trigger shot injection when the follicles are prepared. This injection leads to full maturation of the eggs, making them ready for fertilisation. The eggs require a period of 36 hours for retrieval after receiving the trigger shot.
- Gathering of the eggs: An anesthetic will be given to you and an ultrasound probe will be inserted via your vagina for observation of the ovaries and follicles. A thin needle will be inserted through the vaginal wall with which the eggs are removed from the follicles.
- Fertilisation: The eggs will be observed one final time before being combined with your partner’s sperm. Then they will be incubated overnight. Fertilisation occurs during this period and the abnormal eggs do not get fertilised. Three days after the egg retrieval, some of the successfully fertilised eggs transform into embryos composed of six to ten cells. Within five days, some of these embryos turn into blastocysts composed of fluid-filled cavities and tissue. This separates into the baby and the placenta. The most viable embryos are placed in your uterus. One to five embryos are placed in your uterus by the insertion of a catheter through the cervix. The embryo implants itself to the uterus walls. Gradually, it develops into the baby. The chances of pregnancyare higher when there are multiple embryos.
Before thinking of undergoing IVF, you must consult a doctor to know about the entire process. You also need to know whether you are fit to undergo IVF as there are several criteria you should satisfy for IVF.
Of a million sperms released in one ejaculation, a single sperm manages to fertilize the egg, which grows into an embryo and then a baby. Due to various reasons, when this does not happen, it is termed as infertility and is currently on the rise.
With IVF, couples sometimes go through multiple sessions to ensure fertilization. ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection improved this chance of fertilization. It is where a single sperm is used to fertilize an egg in an artificially controlled environment and then injected into the uterus where it grows further.
The next step in this technique is IMSI, where the chances of successful pregnancy are further enhanced and also promises improved quality of the embryo. IMSI, as it stands for, has “morphologically selected” which means under a highly powerful microscope, the best sperms are selected and then used to fertilize the egg. Morphology stands for shape, and the shape of the sperm is a direct indicator of the sperm quality. This not just ensures good success rate but also ensures the sperm which is used produces a high-quality embryo.
- High success rate of fertility
- Reliable and efficient method of ART (assisted reproductive technology)
- More expensive than traditional IVF methods or ICSI
- Requires complex equipment, training, and set-up
- Useful in couples who have failed IVF previously
- Male infertility with unidentifiable cause
- Poor sperm quality
What to expect?
Both partners are prepared both physically and mentally prior to IMSI.
Before the procedure - men:
- A screening is first done to decide if the sperms can be used directly
- In case of hereditary diseases, a donor is preferred
- The first technical step involves sperm collection, either directly or through a donor
- Sperms are collected either through masturbation or through a small incision in the testicles
- Sperms used could be fresh or frozen; fresh ones may be stored for later use also
Before the procedure – women:
- The woman is put on some ovulation therapy to ensure the release of multiple eggs, so a good one is picked. These high doses of hormones ensure multiple eggs are released.
- Egg release is monitored through blood and urine tests
- They are collected within after 36 hours of release
During the IMSI procedure:
- A healthy egg is chosen and placed in a glass container containing hyaluronidase
- Sperms are placed in a medium which will slow their movement, which enables picking a good sperm for fertilization
- The dual advantage of this is that in addition to a high success rate of fertilization, the quality of the embryo is also assured
PGS or Pre-implantation Genetic Screening is a test conducted to decipher the chromosome count of the embryo. Today, if you are planning to get pregnant or using alternative technologies for pregnancy; there are several tests that need to be conducted so that the child is born healthy and stable.
One such test is the PGS, it determines whether or not the count of chromosomes is normal, which is forty six, is present in the embryo. If there are abnormal numbers of chromosomes present in the embryo then it might lead to additional problems in the future. In such cases, special treatments and procedures are conducted.
There are several advantages of PGS. Some of them are highlighted in details below.
- Healthy pregnancy: Interestingly, a man can produce sperms throughout his lifetime. But a woman is born with the eggs already created. The chances of producing a healthy baby with those eggs decrease as the age of the woman increases. It is seen that those women who think of delivering a child in their older ages are often found with chromosome deficiencies in the embryo. Thus, to avoid such a situation, it is best to perform PGS.
- Reduces the chance of miscarriage: Pregnancies which occur without having performed any prior tests like the PGS have high chances of resulting into a miscarriage at the slightest of carelessness. But research has found that those pregnancies which take place after considering the chromosomal health of the embryo have reduced the risk of being abnormally terminated.
- Time reduction between two IVF Circles: For those who do not know IVF stands for In-Vitro Fertilisation. It is a process which aids a woman in becoming pregnant. It is often opted by those who are having issues in naturally conceiving a child. PGS here plays an important role. If the test detects abnormal embryo, then the next IVF circle can be started right away without wasting any time. But if the PGS detects a normal embryo then the IVF circle is deemed to be successful and the woman can continue with the pregnancy.
Thus, these are some of the main advantages of Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening. This helps to determine whether the embryo is of the desired choice or not and whether the baby born out of it would be healthy and normal. It is one of the tests which need to be conducted preceding implantation to provide better results after the implantation process is carried out.
Cervical cancer refers to the type of cancer that spreads through abnormal cells, which may be found in the lining of the cervix. This affects the lower part or the womb of the body. This may also be medically known as the uterine cervix. This kind of cancer is considered one of the most preventable ones. There are various kinds of screening tests that can help in early detection so that the symptoms become clear and the problem can be treated before the cancer spreads or malignancy sets in.
Read on to know more about the various screening measures that can help in treating and preventing the same.
- Pap smear test: This is one of the most recommended and easiest tests conducted for cervical cancer screening. The pap smear test is recommended for all women who have been through child birth. In this form of screening, the doctor usually takes a sample from the cervix of the patient. This will be then be put through a lab test to find any kind of anomalies in the cells of the cervix. This test is also strongly recommended on an annual basis for women who are going through menopause, as this is the time when the cells undergo maximum changes.
- HPV test: The HPV test can be conducted along with the pap smear test so as to find out if the HIV virus is active as well.
- Pelvic exam: In order to conduct screening for cervical cancer, the doctor may also ask the patient for a pelvic exam. In this test, the doctor checks the various areas like the uterus, the cervix and ovaries so as to ensure that there are no anomalies and irregular changes in these areas or organs of the body. This exam can help the doctor in finding any changes that may point at the risk of developing cervical cancer.
- Reading the test results: The doctor will usually take a look at the test results before making a clear diagnosis and recommending a course of medication or other kinds of treatment so as to prevent the spread or onset of cancer. For cases where this type of cancer has already progressed to a great degree, the doctor will usually recommend chemotherapy as well as radiation and sometimes, even surgery.
When should you get a screening test done?
Once you are above 21 years of age or have had a baby, it is imperative to get a screening test done at least annually. It is also important to get this done once a year if you are going through menopause. The doctors may ask you not to go through a test, if your previous three tests have been clear.
With infertility now impacting many patients, they are now choosing to engage in different ways of conception, such as Assisted Reproductive Technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, IVF treatment can be actually psychologically and economically challenging for most people, therefore, before you opt for this choice, it’s essential that patients must know about this process in detail.
Research the process
Before patients go for IVF treatment, they should understand the treatment pattern and stages of treatment and also what is involved in each phase. Being well advised is the best way to be psychologically prepared for the psychological and physiological changes that IVF can bring.
Make sure that you’re as healthy as possible
Adopting a healthy diet and fitness program is the best way to start any fertility journey. Studies have shown that women who are in better physical and emotional health have the maximum chance of success with IVF.
What causes should be considered while going for IVF?
The problems such as Endometriosis where the endometrial lining of the uterus gets inflammation and does not allow the mother to conceive a baby, other conditions such as when there is a very low sperm count. Also, there are problems associated with the functioning of fallopian tubes or the uterus, the formation of antibodies in the mother’s blood which causes harm to egg or sperms, the sperm motility is low or when the complications related to fertility cannot be determined correctly.
Success rates are not designed to your exact conditions and so can give a deceiving picture about the chances of your success. It is also essential to look carefully at exactly what is being calculated. On average the success rate of IVF is around 35%, a significance that most people will have to endure a number of treatments before accomplishing a successful pregnancy.
IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) is a sophisticated and most effective procedure used to implant a zygote(fertilized egg) into the female uterus near the time of ovulation to initiate the pregnancy. A fertilized egg is obtained by combining a frozen egg with sperm outside the body and letting them undergo embryo culture for at least 2-6 days.
The following factors contribute to a successful IVF:
- Age of the woman:
- Maternal age is an important factor for a successful IVF. Women who undergo IVF treatment before they attain the age of 35, are more likely to have healthier babies and their eggs can be chosen for the IVF procedure.
- Women above 40 have a lower chance of conceiving due to aging eggs; hence, they would need donor eggs for IVF treatment.
- The table below shows the live birth rate against maternal age
- Maternal age for IVF is between <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 >42
- Pregnancy History:
- If the earlier pregnancy was with the same partner without any miscarriages, then a chance of IVF success is higher.
- IVF may not be feasible in some cases of miscarriages.
- Fertility Issues:
- Some male and female infertilities and abnormalities in the uterus may impact IVF success rate. It is key for both partners to identify such issues early before IVF treatment is sought.
- In women, an abnormally functioning ovary with low quality of eggs can affect IVF treatment and usage of drugs to stimulate their ovary function, lowers the chances of a successful pregnancy with IVF.
- Other factors:
- Smoking and consumption of alcohol affect IVF success rate and also increase the chance of miscarriage with IVF.
- Quality of semen and habits of semen provider need to be taken into consideration before going for IVF.
- A number of IVF cycles and embryos transferred in those cycles and the quality of those embryos.
- Prolonged infertility in men and women can decrease the chances of success.
Note that being aware of the factors that affect IVF success rate, risks involved and the treatment procedure can help in deciding whether to go for IVF. A doctor can decide on the feasibility of IVF treatment depending on the type of infertility and the factors listed above.
IUI- IUI is a procedure during which processed and concentrated motile sperm are inserted directly into a woman’s uterus. This procedure is timed according to a woman’s ovulation, and may be performed one to two times in the days immediately following the detection of ovulation. After ovulation a woman’s egg is picked up by the fallopian tube and waits there for the sperm. Since the IUI procedure deposits higher concentrations of good quality sperm close to where the egg is waiting, the chances that the egg and sperm will find one another are increased.
IVF- IVF is the most successful method of fertility treatment utilized today to help couples to conceive. The basic components of the IVF process include stimulation of the ovaries to produce multiple eggs at a time, removal of the eggs from the ovary (egg retrieval), fertilization of the eggs in the laboratory, and subsequent placement of the resulting embryos into the uterus (embryo transfer). The chance of pregnancy from IVF depends primarily on the age of the woman, the cause of infertility, and factors related to the quality of the IVF laboratory.
Success Rates Of Both Treatments
IUI Treatment: There is a marked difference between IVF and IUI pregnancy rates. IUI has a success rate between 5% and 20%, but it can even be as low as 1-2 %, depending on the woman’s age and fertility levels. The chances of conceiving through IUI is higher if fertility drugs are administered along with the treatment.
IVF Treatment: IVF has a high success rate – between 20% and 35% and it can even go as high as 40%. This may not seem like a lot, but it is very high, considering that an average young and fertile couple has only a 15-20% chance to conceive in a month. It is important to understand what IVF and IUI success rates mean and the factors that affect it before deciding on a fertility treatment. You can also use any reliable online IUI vs IVF comparison tool to determine your approximate success rates with each of these treatments, depending on your age, lifestyle, and medical history.
You should use online sources of information to understand more about fertility problems, how age affects fertility levels, and whether freezing your eggs is a good option for you. However, discuss all these issues with your doctor to ensure that you have the right information and that you have understood it correctly. Fertility specialists provide you with personalized fertility plans based on your health which is why you should always talk to them before you make any decision.