Approximately 85% of women will conceive a child within one year of actively trying, but for those remaining 15%, infertility can feel incredibly isolating. At Women’s Healthcare Group in York, Pennsylvania, a team of highly experienced OB/GYNs is available to help you through infertility struggles, so you can start your family sooner. Call or book an appointment online today to schedule an infertility consultation.
There are plenty of reasons couples experience infertility. Many are genetic, environmental, or completely by chance. However, there are a number of factors that put women at a higher risk of infertility, including:
Once you’ve struggled to conceive for at least 12 months, schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN right away. Your physician will need to review your full medical history before any further testing.
The next step involves scheduling a transvaginal ultrasound to check for uterine abnormalities such as polyps and fibroids. Depending on the results of your ultrasound, your physician may call for laboratory testing to evaluate your hormone levels.
Should your infertility be linked to ovulation, your OB/GYN will likely recommend oral medications or injections, such as gonadotropins, to induce egg production and increase your chances of conception. Another option is to start in vitro fertilization, which involves removing your eggs and fertilizing them in a laboratory, outside of the body.
If you are trying to conceive, schedule a preconception checkup with an OB/GYN at The Women’s Healthcare Group to make sure you have the healthiest pregnancy possible. Some of The Women’s Healthcare Group’s top at-home tips for infertility and healthy pregnancies include:
For more information on infertility causes and treatments, call The Women’s Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today.