If you’re among the 10-15% of couples experiencing infertility, consult the expert team at OB/GYN Associates of Miami at their practice in Miami, Florida. They can help if you’ve been unable to conceive despite actively trying for at least a year. The doctors provide comprehensive assessments of both partners to determine the cause of infertility and offer treatment to help you overcome it and go on to have a healthy pregnancy. Call the office or schedule online to set up your consultation.
You may be eager to get pregnant right away, but it can take several months of trying. A couple who has had regular intercourse without any birth control for one year but still hasn’t conceived should consider an infertility workup. For women 35 or older, infertility is diagnosed after six months of actively trying to get pregnant.
Infertility doesn’t have just one cause. It can be due to issues with the woman or the man. In some cases, infertility can result due to problems with both partners.
Sometimes, despite comprehensive screening and analysis, the cause for infertility can’t be determined. Even in these cases, some couples can go on to have a successful pregnancy.
The doctors at OB/GYN Associates of Miami have a woman undergo a number of screening tests once infertility is diagnosed.
These tests may include:
The male partner’s sperm is evaluated for quality and quantity. The team has a discussion with you and your partner about lifestyle habits, such as smoking or drug use, that may affect fertility.
Lifestyle changes can be effective in boosting fertility. The team at OB/GYN Associates of Miami counsels you on proper nutrition, weight loss (if you’re overweight), and fertility tracking.
Women who are infertile due to ovulation issues may benefit from prescription hormones or other medications that stimulate ovulation, which is the release of a viable egg.
If scar tissue or some type of abnormal tissue growth is hampering the function of your reproductive organs, you may undergo minimally invasive surgery to have it removed. Fibroids, endometriosis, and uterine scar tissue are examples of problematic tissue.
Some couples require intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization to successfully achieve pregnancy. The doctors discuss all of your options with you, and together you develop a treatment plan you’re comfortable with going forward.
For more information about infertility evaluation and treatments, call OB/GYN Associates of Miami or book an appointment using the online tool.