Not everyone is a good candidate for IVF. Some women can get pregnant on their own or with minimal assistance. It’s best to explore all alternative options first. Prior to undergoing the IVF procedure, there are several diagnostic tests which are performed:
A semen analysis is required for the male to measure the sperm count, check how they’re shaped, and see how well they’re moving. With this analysis, the doctor can check for any abnormalities.
For the female, an egg quality assessment is performed on the third day of the menstrual cycle. During an ultrasound, the doctor will count the number eggs on each ovary and match it with the FHS level. FHS is a follicle stimulating hormone produced by the brain responsible for developing the egg every month. This will determine where a woman is in her fertility status.