Around 10% of women in their reproductive years have difficulty getting or staying pregnant. Of these women, some struggle with infertility, which means they are not able to get pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. Many of our clients are dealing with the challenges of infertility, so we aim to assist them throughout the journey of starting a family.
While assessing and diagnosing infertility seems like it could be a simple process, the complexity of the steps of conception make it a challenge to find where the problem or interference is occurring. This is where our experienced medical professionals come in.
In order to gain insight into your fertility problems, and to determine if you are a candidate for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the doctor will ask you questions to complete a thorough medical history. This history will involve all medical, surgical, obstetric, and gynecological information that is relevant to your case.
After your medical history has been obtained, the fertility specialist will complete a detailed physical examination, including a pelvic ultrasound. This ultrasound will assist your team in assessing for any abnormalities of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and/or uterus.
Next, the specialist will conduct an assessment of the ovarian reserve, which is the amount of the woman’s remaining egg supply. This assessment is done by using both blood testing and an ultrasound.
Other tests involved in determining female infertility include ovulation assessment, laboratory blood tests, hysterosalpingogram, laparoscopy, ovarian function tests, and infectious disease testing.
In addition to IVF, our clinics offer treatment options for many other conditions, including:
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Ovulatory dysfunction
- Menstrual abnormalities
- Endometriosis related to infertility
- Hirsutism (excessive hair growth)
- Uterine fibroids
- Congenital pelvic abnormalities