We feel honored to be able to walk beside you as you start, grow, or complete your family size. The following information is designed to help navigate your initial and follow-up visits with us. At any time, if you don’t feel you understand what is happening, please let a member of our team know and we will make sure you understand and are comfortable with the process.

Please note: The initial consultation and results follow-up visit can be completed in person or via telemedicine video visit.

Initial consultation visit

This visit typically lasts 30 to 60 minutes, and is our chance to get to know you and your partner (as applicable.) Your partner, while highly encouraged, is not required to attend. Your physician will perform a general and reproductive history. They may also recommend an ultrasound and/or bloodwork at this appointment. Fasting for this blood work is usually not required. Your partner may have the opportunity to complete a semen analysis during at this appointment. We recommend between 2 and 4 days of abstinence prior to the test for most accurate results.

If you have questions about the financial aspect of fertility treatments, you will have the opportunity to meet with our financial coordinator at this visit.

To help the physician spend more time discussing our process with you, including your work up and potential treatment, we ask that you fill out the new patient form prior to your visit and bring it with you. If you are unable to fill this out before your appointment, we ask that you check in 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow you to fill out this paperwork.

Results follow-up visit

In most situations, there are a handful of tests that will be completed after your initial consultation. Once all the test results are back, you will have a discussion with your physician about the results and will work together with them to develop an individualized treatment plan. Your physician will discuss your treatment options available, the risks and benefits of each, and recommend a treatment plan to optimize your chance at achieving pregnancy.

“Typical” ovulation induction (Clomid or Letrozole) cycle

On the first day of full menstrual flow, referred to as cycle day 1, you will contact the clinic. Please take a urine pregnancy test at home. We will schedule a baseline visit for you between cycle day 3 and 5. If there are no issues with your uterus or ovaries, your physician will order your medications, which you will take for 5 days. You will have an ultrasound scheduled, referred to as a mid-cycle scan, about one week after you begin taking the medication to assess how you responded. At this appointment, your physician will talk you about ovulation (natural versus HCG shot) and timed intercourse, or scheduling for intrauterine insemination (IUI).

IVF cycle

IVF treatment cycles are much more involved than an ovulation induction cycle and your specific appointment schedule will be reviewed with you by your physician and IVF nurse.