Clumping all heterosexual couples into one giant group certainly isn’t what CNY Fertility is about, but it does mean that when looking at what is causing your problems while trying to get pregnant, we need to factor in both male and female causes of infertility.
For many couples, getting pregnant is harder than they expect. For most of our lives, we are conditioned to expect that getting pregnant is easy. We are educated and spend so much time trying not to get pregnant that we often forget how difficult conceiving can be.
Today, roughly one in eight couples of reproductive age will experience infertility.
It is generally thought that couples should seek help from a reproductive endocrinologist after 12 months of conceiving or 6 months if the woman is over the age of 35.
With age being such a significant factor in infertility, we recommend you seek advice as soon as you begin to think you may be having an issue trying to get pregnant. Why wait?
Diagnostic Testing for the Male and Female:
To truly understand what is going on and how to best treat you, we recommend both the male and female partner have diagnostic fertility testing done as soon as possible. Many couples wait years to check the male partner spending thousands of dollars on IUI’s only to find out the couple has significant male factor infertility down the road. A semen analysis is only $30 and can save you thousands of dollars down a road with little odds of success.
Treating Infertility for a Heterosexual Couple:
Once a physician has evaluated your medical and fertility history as well as performed some preliminary testing to determine the cause of your infertility (if you’ve already had the testing from another medical facility within a year, you likely won’t need to redo that testing), the next step is to help you determine the best treatment option.
Today, with the internet and such incredibly smart and informed clients, many people already have a good understanding of what treatment options are available and what treatment they would like to pursue. Other times, clients are coming to us with a significant history of fertility care and are ready to try more advanced treatments. Others still, are completely new to the world of infertility and are overwhelmed as to where to begin. We hope our website is helping, but if you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email, or by calling us at 844-315-2229.
Below are some of the most common treatment options. We recommend you familiarize yourself with all treatment options available so you are informed and ready to take control of your fertility: