Developing a Fertility Treatment Plan Tucson, AZ
As highly trained medical professionals who have dedicated more than 20 years to the ever-changing science of infertility, we can help you find peace, health and happiness in your search for family and fertility treatments in Tucson.
An important element of your fertility treatment plan is keeping you safe and insulated from any potential hazards on your journey towards parenthood. With total safety in mind, we consider a number of important factors. Things like the risks of multiple births, the realities of timing and how your health and life outlook impact your ability to conceive using fertility treatments at our Tucson, AZ fertility clinic, serving communities throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Western Texas.
Please understand it will take some time to tailor your individual fertility treatment plan here at our Tucson office. We begin with a very in-depth physical assessment and overall evaluation of where you are in the conception process. And while we know you’ve done a lot of research, we’ll spend time to further educate you, too. With your best interest at heart, we make sure we take our time and develop your plan, not a cookie-cutter fertility treatment plan.
Preventing multiple gestations
At Reproductive Health Center, we know multiple gestations (twins or more babies in the same pregnancy) can be an adverse outcome of fertility treatment. That’s why we limit the number of embryos transferred during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). To prevent multiple gestations during your fertility treatment in Tucson, we strictly follow the guidelines set forth by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology that govern how many embryos should be transferred during IVF. Here’s why:
- More than 50 percent of twin pregnancies result in premature birth, while 90 percent of triplets and all quadruplets are born prematurely.
- When compared to a single gestation, twin and triplet pregnancies are 7 and 20 times more likely, respectively, to result in death within the first month after birth.
- More than 25 percent of babies weighing less than 2 lbs., 3 oz. have lifelong disabilities.
All of our patients who receive fertility treatments are very carefully monitored to prevent multiple gestations here at our Tucson office. If a patient over-responds to treatment, we cancel the cycle immediately.
Your comfort and safety during fertility treatment in Tucson
Your comfort and safety during fertility treatments are very important to us, so injectable fertility treatment drugs are administered just under your skin using very small needles. Even with proper monitoring, these medications can sometimes have slightly adverse effects, so we use the least amount of medication possible to give you the best chance of conception while accounting for your comfort and safety while undergoing fertility treatments in Tucson. While you are taking fertility medications, we will monitor you carefully. If you show any signs of over-response, we will quickly adjust your treatment accordingly.
Our IVF lab is nationally certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and our laboratory director is board-certified as a high complexity laboratory director. And, our clinic houses a nationally certified embryology laboratory. What’s more, if you undergo an IVF procedure at our Tucson clinic, a board-certified (or board-eligible) anesthesiologist will care for you during the entire procedure to ensure your comfort and safety.
Fertility testing and beyond
Once we have finished our initial examination and consultation, and you’ve had a chance to think about our conscientious approach to fertility, you can decide how to move forward. We will be with you every step of the way, with love, support, and the most current and successful science available today.