Initial Consultation for our International Fertility Patients
The initial contact for your PGD, Donor Egg, and IVF cycle can be done over the telephone with one of our IVF Coordinators. The IVF Coordinator can collect all pertinent information for your physician to review. Thereafter, you will have a consult with your physician.
After the initial consultation, your IVF Coordinator or physician will give you a list of tests that may need to be completed prior to proceeding with treatment. Possible tests include blood work done to evaluate your day 3 hormone levels, including FSH, LH, AMH and estradiol levels. The results of these tests will help your doctor assess your level of ovarian function as well as to identify other potential obstacles that may interfere with the IVF cycle. You may also need a semen analysis, blood tests for infectious disease, and a hysterosalpingagram (HSG) or saline sonohysterogram if these have not already been performed. We will try to help you coordinate the testing in your location.
Many patients are asked to start birth control pills in anticipation of treatment. The birth control pills improve the timing and egg development during your IVF cycle.
Optional One Day Visit
If possible, you should travel to Hawaii for a comprehensive one-day evaluation. You will meet with an IVF Coordinator for an extensive educational overview of IVF and the injectable medications you’ll be using during your IVF cycle. You’ll also meet with your doctor to review your evaluation, the treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have. We will perform a transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the uterus and diagnose any problems prior to your cycle. We may also perform any of the above testing that you were unable to complete locally.
Patients really benefit from this one-day visit as it allows us to tailor the treatment plan to meet your specific needs and maximize your chances of success. You will also become familiar with your medical care team and our facility before your IVF procedure.
We will provide you with prescriptions for you to fill at your local pharmacy, from a discount mail order pharmacy, or from our office pharmacy during your initial visit.