Educating and empowering you with information about moving to a new fertility treatment
Every person is unique, so there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” fertility treatment plan. Sometimes, you even need to try more than one family-building option to make pregnancy and parenthood possible. However, how do you know when to stick it out with a treatment and when to switch to a new one? Our Las Vegas fertility doctors are sharing information to help you make the decision about moving to a new fertility treatment.
When should I move to IVF?
The team at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas believes in starting with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to improve the likelihood of bringing home a baby. However, if you do not have any known fertility issues, basic treatments like fertility medications and intrauterine insemination (IUI) may be options. If you do try these treatments and they do not result in pregnancy, our Las Vegas fertility doctors will typically recommend moving to a new fertility treatment.
Specifically, if you have gone through multiple cycles of IUI or timed intercourse with fertility medications without success, your doctor will recommend moving to IVF.
You will also want to go straight to IVF if any of the following diagnoses apply to you.
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Female partner is over 35 (advanced maternal age)
- Male factor infertility
- Recurrent miscarriage
IVF is also a great option for anyone who wants to explore a potentially faster path to parenthood or have genetic testing performed on their embryos.
When should I consider donor eggs?
In some cases, moving to a new fertility treatment will involve using IVF with donor eggs. Not only is egg donation a great option for same-sex male couples and single men, but it can also help women and couples in the following situations.
- Advanced maternal age
- Premature menopause
- Cancer treatment in the female partner
Additionally, if you have gone through multiple IVF cycles without having success, it might be beneficial to explore the option of using donor eggs during your next cycle.
When should I consider a surrogate?
As with donor eggs, gestational surrogacy can help gay couples and single men bring home a baby. Our Las Vegas fertility doctors may also recommend it to women and couples who are unable to carry a pregnancy for any of the following reasons.
- The lack of a uterus
- Uterine abnormalities
- Past pregnancy or delivery complications
- Recurrent miscarriage
If you have had multiple failed IVF cycles, you may also want to think about using a gestational surrogate to help you have a healthy baby.
Find guidance and support when moving to a new fertility treatment
Our Las Vegas fertility doctors and staff are here to guide you through every step of your journey to parenthood. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to switch fertility treatments, contact us to schedule an appointment. We can help you review your options so that you can make an educated and empowered decision about your family-building options and plan.