Who Should Consider the IVF Program
In general, patients with infertility due to a condition not responsive to conventional therapy are considered for the IVF procedure. Diagnoses include:
- Tubal Disease
Surgical procedures to correct the problem may have been unsuccessful or the individual may be judged to have a poor chance for success with the surgery. Patients also may have chosen not to accept the risks involved with the surgery.
Traditional treatments may have been unsuccessful.
- Cervical Factors or Antibody Problems
Usual treatment measures have failed.
- Unexplained Infertility
No definite cause has been identified.
- Male Factor Infertility
Low sperm count or reduced sperm motility, antibodies, or surgically collected sperm.
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
For unknown reasons, women with recurrent pregnancy loss of undetermined origin do very well with IVF.
- Ovarian failure
Patients who have undergone menopause , have reduced ovarian reserve, or consistently make poor embryos can continue with IVF using donated eggs or embryos.
- Gestational Host
This is for women without a uterus, with a uterus not capable of carrying a baby, those who have serious medical problems that would make it unwise for them to carry a baby, and in cases of unexplained failure to conceive with prior IVF cycles.