What Couples Need to Know About Infertility
My name is Lauren Anderson, and I am a doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CHI Health Women’s Health Clinic and I’m here to talk about infertility.
Infertility is technically defined as the inability of a couple to make a baby after 1 year of unprotected intercourse or greater than 6 months of trying if the woman is over the age of 35.
However, if you and your partner have been struggling to get pregnant after 9 months of trying, it may be worth reaching out to your OBGYN physician.
Causes of Infertility Include:
- Ovulation dysfunction
- Fallopian tube damage
- Issues with sperm
Unfortunately, for 30% of couples who are struggling with infertility can not be explained.
Treatment For Infertility
Treatment options for infertility depend on the cause. A woman may just need to take a little bit of medication to help her to ovulate. Another reason she may need to take medication is to help with hormone levels in the case of ovulation dysfunction.
If you and your partner are struggling to conceive, please make an appointment with your healthcare provider. If you don’t have an OBGYN physician, our providers at CHI Health Women’s Health services can help.