According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10% of women in the United States struggle to become or stay pregnant. At Physicians for Women in Madison, Wisconsin, the team works collaboratively with infertility specialists if needed to improve your chances of becoming pregnant and carrying out a healthy pregnancy. If you’re having a hard time starting your family, call Physicians for Women or book your fertility consultation online today.
Fertility is defined as your ability to become pregnant and reproduce. While having children is a natural human process, it isn’t easy or even possible for some women. In order to be fertile, your body must undergo normal ovulation, and a viable sperm must be able to fertilize the egg.
If you’re infertile, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll never be able to have natural children on your own: You may simply need medical assistance or treatment to do so. If you’ve tried to get pregnant for over a year without success, or for six months if you’re 35 or older, you may need fertility treatments in order to conceive. Sometimes, the problem is not getting pregnant, but staying pregnant. If you’ve had several miscarriages, you may need an in-depth investigation to determine the cause of the problem before proper treatment can be prescribed.
Fertility problems can stem from many different reasons and underlying conditions. Most problems with fertility start when your body doesn’t ovulate properly. A good indication of this is irregular or nonexistent periods. Medical conditions that can lead to ovulation problems include:
Other lifestyle factors and circumstances can affect your fertility, too. You may struggle to become or stay pregnant for these reasons:
The team at Physicians for Women works to identify the reason behind your infertility and creates a plan to help improve your chances of a pregnancy.
An infertility diagnosis isn’t hopeless. In fact, there are many advanced treatments and suggested lifestyle changes that can help boost your fertility. After thoroughly reviewing your case and finding the reasons behind your fertility problems, the team at Physicians for Women may recommend:
Your plan is entirely personalized and catered to you. The team works hard with regular appointments to promote your fertility and give you the best chance of having a baby in the future.
To get started on fertility treatments guided by expert obstetricians and gynecologists, call Physicians for Women or book an appointment online today.