Dr. Sanaz Ghazal, MD, FACOG
Board Certified, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

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Dr. Ghazal is a double board certified fertility specialist and offers a wealth of knowledge to her patients. Her goal is to help you achieve your fertility goals, empower you, help you understand your reproductive health, and to provide support, compassion, and hope during a stressful time.

DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.
Answers on this page should not be taken as medical advice and always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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IVF is a relatively quick process that usually takes 10-14 days. The timeline depends on a variety of factors. These include the individual patient, their response to their prescribed medication, and how the eggs develop during the process.

Over the course of the 10-12 day stimulation phase, you will come to the office for about 3-4 quick (15-20 minutes) monitoring visits. Blood work and an ultrasound are performed to check follicular growth. We offer appointments from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Most patients generally tolerate their prescribed IVF medication with few side effects, if any.  Some patients may experience hormonal symptoms such as bloating and fatigue, which usually go away once medications are stopped. Please inform your RISE Fertility physician if you are allergic to any medications at the time of your first appointment. Contact a physician immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects after starting the medication.

Your IVF protocol will vary based on personal factors. Your RISE Fertility physician will take your medical history, previous fertility treatments, and your ovarian reserve and hormone testing into account to create a personalized treatment protocol and optimize your outcome.

IVF actually has a lower risk of multiple pregnancy compared to other fertility treatments. This is because you decide how many of the embryos are transferred into the uterus. If you transfer one embryo, there is about a 1% chance that embryo will split and lead to a twin pregnancy. Conversely, if you want to increase your chances of a multiple pregnancy, you can implant more than one.

This is a common misconception. The IVF process simply stimulates eggs to grow and mature that would have otherwise died during a cycle. IVF does not remove all your eggs, affect your future fertility, or make you start menopause earlier.
No, birth control pills are not required to do an IVF cycle, but there may be some instances where taking a birth control pill would be beneficial. Your RISE Fertility physician will review the strategy with you before starting a cycle.
Some insurance plans cover fertility diagnostics, but coverage for fertility treatment depends on your carrier and policy. At RISE Fertility, our unique financial consultation process will help you navigate the costs of fertility care and review your insurance benefit coverage, while our exclusive fertility financing options help put treatment within reach.