Getting Started IVF | Albany IVF

Getting Started

When to see a Specialist

For many individuals and couples that have problems achieving pregnancy, one of the greatest challenges is taking the first step; scheduling an appointment to see an infertility specialist.

At Boston IVF — The Albany Center, we ensure that our patients obtain a clear diagnosis and personalized treatment suggestions ~ beginning with their very first visit to our center. Our entire team is here to guide you through each step in your journey to becoming parents.


Steps to Treatment


Icon11. Think You May Have Infertility?

Have you been trying to become pregnant for 6 months? Are you over the age of 35? Don’t delay. Click here to learn more about when you should seek treatment from an expert.



Icon32. Contact Our Experts

Have questions about your fertility? Our experts have answers ~ and are available to answer any initial questions you may have before making an appointment.


Icon43. Schedule an Initial Consultation

During your initial visit, you will have a chance to meet with all the members of your medical care team. This infertility clinic team will interact with each other and with you during your treatment to ensure that every detail is considered, you have everything you need, and your questions and concerns are addressed. First, you’ll meet with your reproductive endocrinologist, who will review your medical history and records and share his or her observations based on this preliminary information. Next, you’ll meet with your primary nurse. This nurse will review your recommended testing or treatment plan and help you schedule necessary procedures. She will be your primary contact during your cycle, providing day-to-day instructions and facilitating the entire process. After consulting with our specialists, you will also meet with one of our financial counselors to help you understand the extent of your benefits.


Icon24. Preliminary Tests

A part of your initial consultation most likely will include an ultrasound to assess your ovaries, and may also include a few standard blood tests, typically including the following:

  • AMH Test (number of eggs left, or “ovarian reserve.” Results take approximately two weeks to return.
  • FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
  • HSG (an x-ray to check your fallopian tubes)
  • LH (luteinizing hormone)
  • Estradiol
  • TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)
  • PRL (Prolactin)

Note: Your doctor may recommend more testing, based on your medical history and assessment. You can choose to have testing done at any time before beginning treatment.



5. Expert Diagnosis Cutting-Edge Treatments

Our team of specialists will review your test results and recommend the right treatment option for you. We will never ask you go through unnecessary testing, nor will we recommend outdated or ineffective treatments. Our goal is to help you achieve a successful pregnancy in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.

And thanks to our partnership with Boston IVF, the knowledge and expertise of a national leader in fertility research is now available locally, helping individuals and couples right here in our laboratory!

Boston IVF has assisted in over 50,000 babies born since 1986 and conducted ground-breaking research that’s contributed to improvements in assisted reproductive technologies.