The fertility process often requires the use of medications, specifically hormone injections. Here’s a video of the most commonly used medication as instructed by a Patient Navigator. We are here to guide you on every step of your journey, and as such, we have videos providing in-depth instructions on how to self-administer medications throughout the process.
IUI, IVF and More
Getting pregnant isn’t always easy. 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting or staying pregnant. Get started with a fertility assessment, and we’ll figure the rest out together.
Paths to Conception
The truth is, getting pregnant isn’t always easy. 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting or stating pregnant. This number increases to 1 in 3 after the age of 35. The good news is, reproductive healthcare can significantly improve your chances of conception.
Did you know we are only fertile for 5 days every month? Our first step will be to help you try to conceive naturally by setting the stage for success using ultrasound and blood work monitoring (or even a home ovulation predictor kit) to properly time and engage in sexual intercourse.
Oral medications like Clomid
Clomid works by making the body think that your estrogen levels are lower than they are, increasing the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) in the blood. Higher levels of FSH stimulate the ovary to produce an egg follicle, or multiple follicles, that will develop and be released during ovulation. High levels of LH stimulate ovulation. Consult with one of our physicians to learn more.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment involving artificial insemination where sperm that have been washed and concentrated are placed directly into the uterus around the time your ovary releases one or more eggs to be fertilized. Learn more about your treatment options here.
In-Vitro Fertilization is a process that uses a combination of medicines and surgical procedures to help sperm fertilize an egg, and help the fertilized egg, or embryo, implant the uterus. It’s a very quick and simple process that doesn’t require an anesthetic. Two weeks following the embryo transfer, a blood test is taken to determine if the procedure resulted in a pregnancy.
There isn’t only one way to build a family. We offer a variety of services to help you learn more about your options, and guide you through every step of your family-building journey. From Reciprocal IVF, to use of Donor Eggs or Donor Sperm and Gestational Carriers, we’re here to help you on your unique conception journey. Learn more here.
IVF with Kindbody
An IVF cycle takes about one month from the day you start taking medication to your pregnancy test. It includes ovarian stimulation monitoring, egg retrieval procedure, semen preparation, fertilization and culture of the eggs, and the embryo transfer procedure. Learn more about costs.
The conception assessment is the first step of the IVF process, or just a way to learn more about your fertility. It includes a blood test for fertility hormones, a review of your medical history, an ultrasound, and a personalized treatment plan.
Once your assessment results are returned, a certified reproductive endocrinologist will recommend a personalized plan. A few more tests may be issued before beginning the stimulation process.
Your fertility care team will help you understand how to administer the at-home hormone injections before you begin.
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You’ll be giving yourself small at-home hormone injections to stimulate your ovaries so that they can grow more eggs.
Throughout this protocol - usually 10-14 days - you’ll come in for regular scans and blood tests to monitor your response to the drugs and adjust your dosage as necessary.
When your hormones and follicles are at the right levels, a fertility specialist will provide you with a trigger injection, which allows your eggs to complete maturation and start the ovulation process. This happens about 36 hours before your egg retrieval.
Egg Retrieval & Sperm Collection
You’ll be sedated for about 10-15 minutes, while a physician collects your eggs. You may be a little sore afterward, but the majority of women resume normal activities the next day.
Typically, on the same day as your egg retrieval, a semen sample is collected from the male.
After the egg retrieval and sperm collection, an embryologist will place the eggs and sperm into an incubator to fertilize. Any resulting embryos are left to develop for 3-5 days and are closely monitored for quality.
Around 3-5 days after your retrieval, the highest quality embryo(s) are transferred back into your uterus. You do not need to be sedated for the transfer - it only takes a few minutes and there is typically minimal, if any, discomfort.
Any high-quality embryos not transferred can be frozen for future use.
Note: if additional genetic screening is recommended on your embryos, you may need to wait up to one month between the retrieval and transfer.
About 9-11 days after the transfer, you’ll take a pregnancy test to see if the embryo is developing into a fetus. Your fertility care team will guide you through the next steps and arrange for the appropriate support.
It’s important to note that more than one cycle is often needed — the average number of cycles is 2.5, but this varies widely.
More on the process
Here’s an overview of our Fertility Care pricing, but if you want to dive a little deeper, check out our pricing page. And, the good news: IVF coverage is increasingly a benefit offered by employers. The prices included below vary on your insurance coverage, and do not include the cost of bloodwork or medications, which can cost between $3,000-$6,000 if not covered by insurance.
For those looking to, or trying to, conceive, this one-hour in-clinic appointment includes the same work-up as a Fertility Assessment but will be catered to your conception journey and creating a personalized plan. Partners are welcome.
In Network with Insurance ($300 Out-of-Pocket)Book Appointment
For those looking to get pregnant as part of a same-sex female-assigned-at-birth couple, this 90-minute in-clinic appointment includes a fertility workup for both partners, a review of the process, and planning for your next steps.
In Network with Insurance ($300 Out-of-Pocket)Book Appointment
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) involves directly placing sperm inside the uterus. This includes ovarian stimulation (usually with oral medications), monitoring, and the IUI procedure. In rare cases, injectable medication is involved.
In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) is about a month-long cycle where your ovaries are stimulated, eggs are retrieved, fertilized, and transferred. Please review our pricing page for a detailed explanation of pricing, including multi-cycle bundling.
$12,500 (bloodwork & medications are additional costs)Book Appointment
FET is the process of thawing embryos and transferring them into the uterus.
This is the process of thawing frozen eggs, fertilizing them (conventionally or through ICSI), and insemination.
IVF with genetic testing is a two-month-long cycle where your ovaries are stimulated, eggs are retrieved, fertilized, and then viable embryos are tested for genetic normality using PGT. After testing, a genetically normal embryo is thawed and transferred. Please review our pricing page for a detailed explanation of pricing.
$17,000 (bloodwork & medications are additional costs)Book Appointment
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