About 12% of couples have difficulties getting pregnant or keeping a pregnancy. Moreover, more than 7 million women of childbearing age have benefitted from infertility solutions at some point during their lives. Looking at the statistics, it is clear why Dr. Peter L Chang and his team are committed to helping partners conceive. Once you go for expert infertility treatment, the first step involves diagnosis. Your doctor may ask about your medical history, general well-being, and lifestyle choices.
A fertility expert may recommend ways of improving your chance of becoming fertile and pregnant. Some potential recommendations may include quitting smoking, stopping drug use, eating healthy food, improving fitness levels, consuming more fruits and vegetables, going for a cervical or fallopian screening test, and using folic acid. When the initial solutions do not work, a fertility specialist will determine the best possible fertility treatment depending on your case.
1. Medications for infertility treatment
Your monthly reproductive cycle begins with ovulation, which releases mature eggs from the ovary. If the process does not start or occurs infrequently, it becomes difficult to conceive when you rely on sex alone.
In such a case, your health provider may prescribe an ovulation drug such as clomiphene. If you are okay with injections, Gonadotrophins may come in handy for triggering ovulation because of their ability to stimulate the production of follicle-stimulating hormones. As well, gonadotrophins can boost fertility in a man.
If the cause of your infertility issue remains unidentified, medications may not be an excellent option for getting pregnant.
2. Assisted conception for infertility treatment
It involves relying on different clinical techniques to assist in enabling pregnancy. Three popular assisted conception techniques are artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and donation of egg and sperm.
Artificial (Intrauterine) insemination is about placing a healthy sperm into your womb to fertilize eggs. Healthy sperms are those determined to move quickly.
In vitro fertilization, egg fertilization happens outside your body. You may have to take fertility medication to boost the ability of your ovaries to create more eggs. After the extraction of your eggs, fertilization with the sperm takes place in the lab through a simple mixing process. Once fertilization occurs, you have fertilized eggs (embryos), which your doctor returns to your womb to mature and develop.
Additionally, if a couple has an egg or sperm problem causing infertility, another person can donate to assist you in conceiving. But, any sperm or egg donor must provide the necessary information for proper identification. Children conceived via contributed eggs are lawfully entitled to know their donors when they reach 18.
3. Surgery for infertility treatment
Surgery mainly involves correcting a structural problem causing infertility and interfering with conception in men and women. Removing a blockage in your fallopian tubes to allow unhindered passage of eggs for fertilization is one possible procedure. Having injured uterine tubes and trying to conceive can lead to extrauterine pregnancy.
Other surgery procedures may require destroying or removing growths in the uterus lining.
Call Noble Fertility Center today to schedule an appointment for a consultation, diagnosis, and specialized treatment for your infertility issues.