IVF is not the only option
Some fertility clinics oversell IVF as the most effective and final solution. This is simply not true.
IVF efficacy is comparable to that of medication treatment, while the latter could be 20 times cheaper. And most women out there perfectly qualify for it.
🤚But wait: When do I really have a problem?
There is a consensus in the medical community that if you are
- ✅ younger than 35 years old and can’t conceive for 12 months, or
- ✅ older than 35 years old and can’t conceive for 6 months,
then you have to talk to a fertility specialist. Period.
❗️When can’t I avoid IVF?
If you have been unfortunately diagnosed with either of the following:
- Confirmed obstructed fallopian tubes
- Genetic mutation with desire for elimination from offspring
- Desire for genetic testing or family balancing
- Using an egg donor or adopted embryos
- Severe male factor infertility
- Failed initial treatment with Clomiphene, Letrozole, Gonadotropins
then IVF seems to be a logical next step for you.
❗️If none of these applies to you, then IVF is not your next step at this moment. Please.
❓What can I do to avoid IVF?
Your options at this point are as follows:
- ✅ Lifestyle changes
- ✅ Hormones to support early pregnancy
- ✅ Medication treatment
As for lifestyle, you have probably read tons of materials on the Internet about diet, exercise, supplements, breaking bad habits like smoking, alcohol. Let us leave it right there – we totally agree.
❓But what if it’s not enough?
For most patients lifestyle changes are not enough to get pregnant.
The medication treatment is about stimulating. Most of these drugs have been around for more than half a century, delivering results to millions of happy parents.
Medications and hormones are not just enough. Please add thorough evaluation and an experienced fertility specialist to your formula of success.
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