Not being able to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse.if u are more than 35yrs this time limit is reduced to 6months.
Semen analysis preferably after 3 days of abstinence. Baseline scan during period to know uterus and ovaries and to count no of antral follicles. D2/3..fsh to know ovarian reserve. Tsh and prolactin if cycle is irregular or suspecting ovulatory disorder. Hsg(d8-10)..to know tubal patency.
Yes smoking reduces spermatogenesis,sperm motility and quality also.
In a regular 28-30days cycle. 12th to 22nd day is considered as fertile period.
Blocked fallopian tubes or damaged fallopian tubes. If your partner has low sperm count and poor motility. If you have ovulation problem not responding to ovulatory drugs. Prolonged unexplained infertility. Repeated failed iui. Cessation of menstruation. Preamature ovarian failure. Advanced age.
Fact: Cost of ivf has reduced for years due to decreased cost of medicines. Increased no of fertility centres.
Fact: Not true always. Till date few million babies are born out of ivf..but study does not reveal so.
Fact: All ivf treatments are on day care basis..usualy doesnot require overnight stay.