Center for Reproductive Medicine

Starting a Treatment Cycle

On day one of your menstrual period (first day of flow, not spotting), please call CRM to schedule a baseline ultrasound.  The baseline ultrasound should be done on day two or day three of your period.  The ultrasound is trans-vaginal (a wand-like transducer is inserted vaginally to look at your ovaries, uterus and endometrial lining). 

Treatment Cycle Monitoring

  • Ultrasound exams of your ovaries and uterus will be done two to five times during your treatment cycle, depending on your response to medications.  CRM does ultrasounds seven days per week beginning at 7:30 a.m.   For information on holiday/weekend hours, click here.
  • During or after each ultrasound and blood draw you will meet with a nurse to talk about your treatment plan.   Typically you will be informed of your plan at the time of the visit and will receive a phone call to let you know if there is a change in that plan.
  • All results will be reviewed the same day by your physician, who will confirm your ongoing treatment plan. 
  • If you are having your lab work and ultrasounds done at a clinic that is not CRM (satellite clinic) but your care is being managed by a CRM physician, your results will need to be faxed/scanned to CRM before 11 a.m. in order to optimize timely intervention by your doctor, if needed.  Scheduling early appointments will facilitate ease of this process.