You’d love to start a family, but aren’t getting pregnant, and you’re worried you may never have your own bundle of joy. It’s time to find out about infertility services at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology, which has convenient locations in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Flushing, New York. Isn’t it time to take a positive step to growing your family? Call or schedule an online consultation today.
Most couples become pregnant within a year. Because of this, infertility is generally defined as not being able to conceive after a year of trying.
Roughly one in 10 women find it hard to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Men also have problems with infertility and are the cause 15-20% of the time when a couple can’t conceive.
Infertility can be caused by a variety of factors. Age is one of the most common reasons, because you become less and less fertile in your early 30s and into your 40s. It’s rare for you to be able to conceive with your own eggs past age 45.
Other chief causes of infertility include:
You also could be infertile for less common reasons, such as blocked Fallopian tubes or uterine fibroids, which are growths on or in your uterus.
You and your partner will need an infertility check-up. This includes a physical exam, during which you’ll talk about your sexual history, any health conditions, and previous pregnancies or miscarriages.
You may be asked to begin tracking your ovulation cycle at home to make sure you’re ovulating every month. The doctors at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology also may test your ovulation with a blood test or perform an ultrasound of your ovaries.
Men may need to provide a semen sample to test the quantity, shape, and movement of the sperm. This test can tell you whether there are enough healthy, active sperm to fertilize an egg.
There are a variety of options to treat infertility. Once the doctors at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology uncover the reason for your infertility, they suggest the right treatment options to give you and your partner the best chance to conceive.
To stimulate your ovaries, your doctor may suggest a fertility drug, such as Clomid, Repronex®, Pergonal, Gonal-F, or Follistim. You may need surgery to treat a medical condition that’s affecting your fertility, such as a blocked Fallopian tube. Another option is artificial insemination, a procedure in which you’re injected with specially prepared sperm when you’re ovulating.
If you and your partner have tried and tried to start a family, and want the expertise of gynecologists trained to diagnose and treat infertility, call or schedule an online consultation today with Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology.