What Are My Options for Infertility Treatments?
Getting pregnant when you are ready to start a family is not necessarily easy. In a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.5 million women in the U.S. reported struggling with infertility.
The good news is that there are various treatment options available that have helped many couples to successfully conceive. The experienced physicians at the Bala Cynwyd Women's Health in Bala Cynwyd, PA, can advise you on the different types of infertility treatments that might work for you.
Many factors can lead to infertility. For women, it can be due to blocked fallopian tubes, ovulation problems or endometriosis. When the reason for your infertility can be readily identified, it is easier to select a treatment method that is most likely to result in successful conception and pregnancy.
There are several infertility treatments for women. In some cases, multiple treatment methods might be needed to achieve pregnancy. Treatment options include fertility drugs to stimulate ovulation, insemination of healthy sperm during ovulation or surgery to correct problems such as endometriosis or blocked fallopian tubes.
In some cases, problems with infertility have to do with the male and his sperm. Your doctor will discuss potential causes for infertility to help determine if one or both partners can benefit from infertility treatment.
When standard infertility treatments have not successfully resulted in pregnancy, another option is assisted reproductive technology. The most common type of assisted reproductive technology is in vitro fertilization or IVF. With this treatment, eggs and sperm are retrieved from the couple and fertilization occurs in a lab setting. Once the egg has been fertilized, it is implanted in the woman’s uterus where it can grow and develop on its own. If you are struggling with infertility, there is hope. Infertility treatments can potentially help you conceive.
Speak to the knowledgeable physicians at Bala Cynwyd Women's Health in Bala Cynwyd, PA about your treatment options today!