Fertility Frequently Asked Questions & Concerns
Why is a “baseline” ultrasound necessary?
Can I have sex during my treatment cycle?
Can I exercise during my treatment cycle?
I’m experiencing bloating/cramping/fatigue/etc. Is this normal?
I’m experiencing constipation. Is this normal? What can I take for it?
How soon after my embryo transfer can I take a pregnancy test?
I just finished my first treatment cycle and had a negative at home pregnancy test (for patients doing TIC and IUI). What do I do next?
I am currently pregnant, but I have been having some spotting and cramping. Is this normal?
Spotting and mild cramping during pregnancy is common. If the bleeding becomes bright red & heavy, or if your cramping is intense, let us know and we will likely perform an ultrasound to evaluate the pregnancy if you are over 5 weeks pregnant.
I am currently on birth control pills, but I have been having some spotting and cramping. Is this normal?
How can I get into a class sooner than my scheduled class date?
How do I know if my insurance will cover my medications or treatment?
I have not heard from the specialty pharmacy regarding my medications. What should I do?
How important is it that I have sex or do the IUI 36 hours after I take my trigger injection (Ovidrel/HCG)?
Can I switch to a vaginal form of progesterone instead of doing the injections?
It is recommended that our patients start with IM injections in the beginning of their frozen embryo transfer cycle. If you are having issues with the injections, you may consult with your doctor about switching to a vaginal form, once a pregnancy is established. Vaginal forms of progesterone can be used for any other form of treatment.
I’m having some soreness and lumps from the progesterone injections. Is this normal?
Soreness at the injection site and lumps are normal when taking IM progesterone. You can try icing the area before you inject to numb the area, and applying heat & massaging the area afterwards to alleviate any soreness.
The Cetrotide/Ganirelix injection burns. Is this normal?
What medications are safe to take during pregnancy?
I was instructed to add additional estrogen during my FET cycle. Now that I am pregnant, do I need to continue taking this amount?
How long will I continue my medications (estrogen, progesterone and aspirin) if I become pregnant after my transfer?
I have just completed one treatment plan. Do I need another prescription for all of my medications?
Can I donate my leftover medications?
What do I do with my full sharps container?
I have not gotten my standard lab results yet. What should I do?
I have not gotten my genetic carrier screening test results back. What should I do?
What does my AMH level indicate?
AMH levels indicate your ovarian reserve, and can tell us how well you may potentially respond to treatment. A normal range is between 1-4, however a higher or lower number outside of that range does not necessarily indicate you will have a better or worse response.