By: Dr. Sonya Kashyap
When couples envision starting a family, natural conception is typically the first thing that comes to mind; therefore it can be quite the shock when it is discovered that in vitro fertilization, or IVF, may be their only option. The idea of creating life in a lab can be a difficult concept to grasp for those who are used to the normative form of conceiving and are unfamiliar with the more technical side of fertility. New patients often want to know if their estrogen levels are normal, if their number of eggs is normal, etc. To be sure, there is nothing normal about this process. However, that is not to say we cannot work to make it as natural as possible.