Fertility Topics Explained from the Experts at SFS
After 1 year of unsuccessfully trying to have a baby, it is time to have a basic infertility evaluation. And the urgency increases the older the woman is.
A: Preparatory Tests done on the woman:
The 1st In-Office Assessment where the following is carried out:
A 2nd In-Office Assessment is arranged for three (3) days after the first office assessment. At this visit, a vaginal ultrasound exam is performed to check (or to confirm) that ovulation has occurred (i.e. whether the egg has been released). The presence of small amount of fluid collecting in the lowermost region of the pelvis, or a change in the shape of the follicle is suggestive of ovulation. A 3rd In-Office Assessment takes place five (5) days after the 2nd visit. At this visit, blood is drawn for the measurement of progesterone (P4) and estradiol (E2)
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