Infertility is the inability to get pregnant with frequent, unprotected intercourse. Infertility can be an issue with the male or female partner or both in some cases.
When any of the steps in the reproduction process don’t happen, or the timing is off, pregnancy can’t happen. Because fertility is a complex condition, it takes time to diagnose the cause.
Many different factors can potentially cause infertility, including
Benign growths, endometrial scarring, or structural issues interfere with implantation or increases the risk of miscarriage.
Previous surgery and certain diseases damage or block the fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from reaching the egg.
Imbalanced reproductive hormones interfere with regular ovulation or prevent it completely.
Age, smoking, an unhealthy weight, and sexually transmitted diseases can impact fertility.
When the cause of infertility can’t be found, treatment is still encouraged.
Couples having regular intercourse for more than a few months without achieving pregnancy begin to question their fertility. For women under 35 years of age, Dr. Mann recommends fertility testing after attempting pregnancy for a year. Women over 35 years old should meet with Dr. Mann and her team after six months of trying.
Schedule an appointment to discuss your fertility right away if you have:
Dr. Mann and her team uses many tests and procedures to assess your fertility:
There is good news for couples trying to get pregnant. Medication and surgical procedures successfully treat approximately 85-90% of infertility cases. With compassion and caring, Dr. Mann and her team explores all your options to help you achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy.