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.
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.