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Your Doctor is Recommending IVF…Now What?

Learning what to expect from IVF

The IVF process can seem very overwhelming. At TFC, we make every effort to make this process as stress-free as possible. That’s why we’re helping you learn what to expect from IVF. For optimal success, we want you to feel comfortable proceeding with this treatment. We have a wide variety of resources available to all of our current patients to help them understand the IVF.

Seminars – What to expect from IVF

TFC offers a monthly IVF orientation for anyone interested in learning more about IVF. The IVF orientation is a great overview of the IVF process. It gives attendees the opportunity to see TFC’s most recent statistics, get a behind-the-scenes look at the lab, and get answers from the experts. This presentation will give you a good idea of what to expect during IVF. In addition, the orientation also helps people feel as though they are not alone.

Starting IVF

When you start an IVF cycle with TFC, you will work an IVF nurse who will be your direct point of contact at our office. It is very important to call your IVF nurse with cycle day one of your full flow. Your flow is what triggers your IVF cycle to start. Once you call us with your flow, your nurse will work with your doctor to form a customized IVF plan. Once we have your plan established, you will come in and meet one-on-one with your IVF nurse to explore all of the details of your IVF cycle. She will walk you through the process step by step – and she will also teach you how to do your injections. If you are nervous about the injections, don’t worry! We have lots of tips to help make them as easy as possible for you.

You can call and reach your IVF nurse with any questions or concerns you have throughout your cycle. Your nurse will help you know what to expect from IVF. Should a situation arise after hours or on the weekend, we have an on-call nurse that is available to answer your questions. The on-call nurse can also get in touch with your physician as well. It is very important to ask your nurse or physician all the questions that you have. Please call and ask us rather than looking to the internet – “Dr. Google” often has misinformation!

Our team of embryologists will also work with you and your physician to make sure you understand everything that is occurring at the lab. An embryologist will talk with you on both the day of retrieval and the day of transfer. Our goal is to make sure that we keep you involved every step of the way.

At TFC, our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, embryologists, and staff are committed to making your IVF cycle the best experience it can be. We strive to make sure that you are well informed throughout your treatment cycle so that we can optimize success and help you to create the family you have always dreamed of. Contact us to learn what to expect from IVF.

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