Around 1 in 10 women have difficulty conceiving a baby. At Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology, with offices in Alpharetta and Atlanta, Georgia, the experienced board-certified OB/GYNs understand the pain and frustration that infertility causes. They’re here to help you get answers and provide options to help build your family. Book an appointment online or call the office nearest you today.
Infertility means being unable to conceive after trying to get pregnant (unprotected sex) for at least 12 months. If over age 35, an infertility diagnosis can occur after six months of unprotected sex without conceiving.
If you're ready to start or add to your family but are having difficulty getting pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy, an infertility evaluation at Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology can provide clarity, support, and expert medical guidance.
An infertility evaluation usually starts with a complete medical history review, discussion of your concerns or challenges, and a comprehensive pelvic exam. You'll most likely need blood and urine testing as well.
You'll generally need imaging tests, which reveal details about your reproductive organs that aren't clear with a physical exam.
One such test is a saline infusion sonogram, in which a small quantity of sterile saline helps to expand your uterus. Your medical provider performs an ultrasound to look closely at the enlarged inner uterus. This test can help diagnose problems like uterine fibroids and other possible causes of infertility.
After an infertility diagnosis, the Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology team explains all the viable treatment options. Some factors that can influence the treatment approach include:
Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology offers both medication and intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Medication can improve the chances of natural ovulation, trigger ovulation, help you produce more eggs, or work in other ways to help your body get ready for pregnancy.
IUI is a procedure to insert sperm into your uterus. With this direct placement, the maximum amount of sperm is available to fertilize an egg when you're ovulating.
In addition to these treatments, you may need to lose weight, change your diet, stop drinking, and stop smoking to maximize your chances of treatment success.
If these methods aren't successful, the team may refer you to a trusted location facility specializing in assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization, intrafallopian transfer, and frozen embryo transfer.
There are several options to help you have a baby, and your chances are best if you start infertility treatment sooner rather than later. Call Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology or schedule your infertility evaluation online today.