What is infertility?
Simply put, it is the inability to get pregnant after trying for one full year. When you think about it, conception is a complicated process.
Pregnancy depends on healthy sperm by the man, healthy eggs by the woman, unblocked fallopian tubes for the sperm to reach the egg, the sperm's ability to fertilize the egg, and the implantation of the normal, fertilized egg in the uterus.
Even when that all happens, the embryo must be healthy and the woman's hormonal environment favorable for its development. If any part of the process is affected, infertility can result.
At Women's Care, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. We are dedicated to providing personalized treatment with the goal of taking your dreams of having a baby and turning them into reality. We have three Fertility Specialists:
Dr. Amanda Reed
Dr. Allison Brubaker
Dr. Sara Swift
Treatment of fertility problems depends on the cause. Medication, surgery, or a combination of both may be used even if the cause is unknown. About 6.1 million couples in the United States are affected by fertility problems. It affects men and women equally. Some of the causes are:
Fertility Problems in the Woman
- Ovulation disorder
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Abnormal structure of the uterus
- Uterine fibroids
- Hormonal imbalance
Fertility Problems in the Man
- No sperm cells formed
- Few sperm cells
- Malformed sperm cells that die before they can reach the egg