We know what it’s like when you want to begin growing your family. You’re excited, anxious and ready to conceive. For some couples, conceiving doesn’t come as easy as planned. In fact, about 6% of couples in the United States struggle with infertility. Some studies suggest that this percentage has spiked to 20-25% in the last decade.
Physicians who specialize in infertility have spent years learning how to detect the cause of infertility and best treat each individual case.
What Does It Take To Get Pregnant?
There are several factors involved when trying to get pregnant. The woman’s body needs to release an egg, the man’s body needs to produce sperm that can travel to and fertilize the egg, the fertilized egg needs to make its way down the fallopian tube and into the uterus and finally, the fertilized egg must implant in the wall of the uterus.
If at any point any of these factors do not or cannot occur, it results in infertility. Reasons in both men and women can be determined with a few tests our office. Once the cause is determined, a plan to correct any issues is set in motion. At the point, women are seen in our office and men are referred to a urologist.
How Can You Tell Why I’m Not Getting Pregnant?
Couples struggling with infertility come into the office for a workup. This workup helps us begin eliminating potential causes of infertility, including those that could be associated with the male so we can pinpoint the exact reason you have not been able to get pregnant.
When Should I Seek Help With Infertility?
After six months of unprotected sex has not resulted in pregnancy, you should contact us. Testing for both the male and female partner can determine what next steps need to be taken.
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Infertility comes in various shapes and forms. Every case is different. Once we’ve determined the exact cause of an individual’s infertility, we can begin working on a plan that best suites the needs of that patient. Fertility treatments aren’t guaranteed to result in pregnancy, but they are an important step in pursing fertility.