Concerned about *No* Blood Draw during IVF


#1

Hello,

My RE clinic procedure does not involve taking any blood draw during the IVF U/S monitoring (after starting the stims). Is this normal? Isn’t there a possibility of missing the ovulation etc. by not monitoring estrogen, progestrone etc.

Could you please let me know if I need to switch to a clinic which does the blood draw as a mandatory process.

I am very concerned. Please let me know.

Thanks,
Amy


#2

Every clinic is different, but I’d be concerned if my RE didn’t do progress lab work and US. My RE used both to determine my med dosages during my cycle. I would go to a consult with another RE.

How are your clinic’s stats?


#3

You need to be followed up. Hormone levels are important. I have never heard of the clinic that wouldn’t check the levels. If they dont follow up patients properly, how would they deal with the embryos? Personally, I wouldn’t stay with them.


#4

they don’t do ANY, or they don’t do any until around day 7 or 8 of stims? I know a couple of very good clinics that wait until day 7 or 8 because they say prior to that the E2 levels don’t really mean anything. However, most clinics do bloodwork every 2 days. If your clinic doesn’t do any at all, I would switch.