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Outside Monitoring


We understand that you may be undergoing your IVF cycle at another clinic in a different city, state, or even country. It’s your right to decide where you feel most comfortable receiving care. However, IVF treatment requires a lot of visits to the doctor for blood work and ultrasounds, so if you don’t live near your clinic then traveling back and forth can be exhausting and expensive. To make care more accessible, we offer outside monitoring services at all our centers.

That means you’ll only need to travel to your clinic for your egg retrieval and embryo transfer; we can do the rest. We’re happy to help monitor you during your IVF cycle, even if you aren’t getting primary treatment with us. We can complete the orders your doctor sends over and report results back to them.

If you’re interested in Mate performing your outside monitoring please give us a call.

Our outside monitoring services

Here are the key labs for monitoring. We can provide same day results on these labs.

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • LH
  • HCG Quant

You can have other labs drawn at the same cost, depending on what your doctor orders, but we will not have the results until the next day.

We also offer ultrasounds and sonohysterograms, which might be needed at various times during your monitoring. Your doctor would be the one to order these and we will send the results to your doctor.

Please call us if you’re interested in being monitored at Mate. Click here to be connected to one of our experts now.

Who needs outside monitoring?

Outside monitoring is specifically for patients who are receiving primary care at another clinic but don’t live near that location. You may be traveling for your egg retrieval and embryo transfer, but it may not make sense logistically to travel to your primary clinic every few days for your blood work and ultraounds. Outside monitoring can also be useful for gestational carriers who live near one of our clinics, but not near the intended parents, or egg donors who similarly live near a Mate center.

Why is outside monitoring important?

Before your egg retrieval happens, there is a lot of monitoring that must be done to ensure the best possible outcome. Monitoring appointments happen every few days and provide crucial information such as:

  • If you are ready to begin your IVF cycle
  • How your body is responding to the stimulation medications
  • If your medication dosages need to be adjusted
  • Your follicle sizes and growth during stimulation
  • When you are ready to have your retrieval

We will send all your results back to your clinic so your team can coordinate care. Monitoring is key to having a successful stimulation. Monitoring is key to your well-being as it ensures you don’t receive too much medication, and confirms you won’t ovulate prematurely, which could result in a lack of mature eggs. We want to give you the best shot at making the most mature eggs.