Follicular monitoring is the process of a series of ultrasound monitoring if the ovarian follicles to evaluate for mutation of eggs & documenting the pathway to ovulation. Follicular monitoring is a vital component of IVF assessment and timing.
This monitoring is also essential for women taking fertility medication to assess for the response of medication & adjust the dosage.
What happens to follicles during IVF
To stimulate ovaries to produce more eggs, some specific drugs are prescribed. Examining the ovarian follicles is part of the fertility treatment process. The series of pelvic ultrasound will enable a specialist to assess the dosage of drugs & evaluate when the patient is ready for egg collection.
When the follicles reach 18-20 mm in diameter, they are considered ready for egg collection. A hormone trigger injection is then used to stimulate the follicles to release the mature eggs. The egg collection procedure is then started after 36 hours of injection to allow the collection of best possible eggs. The mature eggs are then sent to the laboratory to fertilize with sperm.
Seeds Of Innocence Expertise
At Seeds of Innocence, our experts are trained to use all advanced technology for ultrasound monitoring. Through follicular monitoring, our experts aim at identifying ovarian cysts, pelvic collection, hydrosalpinx, etc. which may have a deter-mental effect on the IVF outcome.