When struggling with infertility, couples can often feel distressed and isolated. Learning about the many advances in infertility treatments and consulting an experienced reproductive endocrinologist (fertility doctor), however, can help to alleviate some of these negative feelings and provide a sense of hope. Depending on you and your partner’s unique situation, there will probably be a treatment that will best suit your needs. Read on to learn more about some of the cutting-edge treatments available to help those suffering from infertility:
Women who have menstrual irregularities, or hormone imbalances, may not ovulate normally. This will reduce the ability of sperm and egg to meet and form an embryo which will implant in the uterus. Medications such as clomiphene, metformin, FSH, LH and HCG, can be used to help a woman achieve regular ovulation, therefore improving her fertility.
- Artificial insemination
Also called intrauterine insemination (IUI), artificial insemination is often used to help couples with mild male factor infertility, problems with the woman’s cervical mucus, or unexplained fertility problems. During this procedure, specially prepared sperm is injected into the woman’s uterus, helping to facilitate conception.
- In vitro fertilization, or IVF
In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is the most commonly used and most effective form of assisted reproductive technology for couples who are unable to conceive using less invasive methods. IVF involves fertilization of an egg outside of the body and its re-implantation into the woman’s uterus once it has matured.
Depending on you and your partner’s test results, ages, and overall health, your physician will recommend a suitable plan of treatment. If you would like to learn more about infertility treatment, call the professionals of Fertility Centers of Illinois. Our team of physicians, medical scientists, and other healthcare professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of care and treatment options for those looking to start a family. Schedule your consultation today by contacting our helpful staff at (877) 499-8730.