Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Your First Visit
Your first visit with our infertility experts will include a detailed history and discussion with one of our physicians. We will inquire about the medical history of both partners (for heterosexual couples), medications taken and information about the female’s menstrual cycle. While not absolutely necessary, it is often helpful to have both members of the couple present for the initial evaluation.
Diagnostic testing, to assess for causes of infertility, will then be recommended, if it has not been previously performed. This may include the following, depending on individual circumstances:
- Semen analysis
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): A “dye test” to determine whether the fallopian tubes are patent (open). The fallopian tubes are necessary for the egg to travel from the ovary to the uterus.
- Ovarian function testing: This may include blood hormone levels drawn on day 3 of the menstrual cycle and/or an ultrasound test with antral follicle count, to determine the number of resting follicles present in the ovaries.
- Sonohystogram: An ultrasound test to ensure that the uterine cavity is normal. Once diagnostic testing has been completed, we will discuss fertility treatment options based on individual circumstances.