After getting married, people expect babies from the new couple. However, if any spouses have infertility problems, it is pretty challenging to conceive and give birth to babies. Infertility is, therefore, a condition of concern as it might affect the couples emotionally and mentally. For this reason, Dr. Peter L Chang, a fertility specialist, offers fertility treatment depending on your age, health, and family goals. Other medical conditions that he treats include failed IVF, recurrent miscarriage, or other medical concerns that prevent you from conceiving. Let’s learn about infertility treatment.
What is the first step in infertility treatment?
Infertility treatment starts with an initial consultation during which you and your spouse undergo a thorough examination and evaluation to help identify some existing fertility problems. The health care provider also reviews any treatments and tests conducted in the past to help him develop the best individualized treatment plans in the future.
Some of the diagnostic tests performed: sonohysterogram/hysteroscopy to help evaluate the health of your uterus, baseline hormone tests, hysterosalpingogram to assess the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, semen analysis to rule out male factor infertility, day twenty-one progesterone levels to confirm your ovulatory status and day three hormonal levels including estradiol/FSH or AMH to look at your ovarian reserve.
In case you have had recurrent miscarriages, which is two or three consecutive abortions, the care provider does everything in their power to identify and treat all possible underlying causes of these miscarriages. Depending on every couples’ situation, some prefer using donor sperm.
What does infertility treatment involve?
The care specialists create a customized infertility treatment plan depending on various factors like pregnancy history, medical history, age, past treatments, and the suspected cause of conceiving issues. Infertility treatment options include:
- Ovulation induction
Some injectable medications like goal or Follistim or clomiphene citrate may be given to help multiply your viable eggs. Afterward, you can conceive through intrauterine insemination or naturally.
- Intrauterine insemination
The doctor places your spouse’s sperm directly into the uterus for fertilization during intrauterine insemination. Doing so bypasses some problems like cervical mucus concerns that prevent sperm passage.
- Reproductive surgeries
Hysteroscopy and laparoscopy are some of the reproductive surgeries performed to correct concerns like fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, and polyps that prevent you from conceiving.
- Gestational carrier
It involves having another woman carry the baby to term for the couple. After delivery, the baby is given to its biological parents.
- In vitro fertilization
In vitro fertilization involves combining your ovum and your partner’s sperm in the laboratory, where fertilization takes place outside the body to form a viable embryo. The care provider then places the embryo formed into your uterus for implantation. Before transferring the embryo, the couple undergoing IVF may decide to have a preimplantation genetic screening and diagnosis of the embryo to assess its health. Embryoplasty can also be performed to increase the integrity of the embryo before embryo transfer.
- Embryo freezing or egg freezing
Egg freezing or embryo freezing offers you storage for your ova and embryos for future fertility treatment.
If you have infertility concerns, call or visit Noble Fertility Center today. Various infertility treatment options will be offered to you by qualified and experienced personnel.