Infertility is a fairly common problem in the United States, with up to one in eight couples struggling to conceive a child. There are various causes of infertility, but the health care providers at The Association for Women’s Healthcare in The Loop in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois are equipped with the latest research and medical technology to get to the source of your problem and help you with getting started on creating the family of your dreams.
Infertility in women is the inability to conceive a child after a year or more of unprotected sex. For women over the age of 35, that period shrinks to six months. Infertility issues are not uncommon, and there are many ways to address the issue: In fact, of the 40% of women who seek medical help, approximately 65% go on to give birth.
Women may experience infertility problems for several reasons, but the chief causes include:
In addition to medical issues, there are a number of factors that may put you at risk for infertility issues, such as:
The Association for Women’s Healthcare’s expert panel of OB/GYNs are highly trained in the field of infertility and will work diligently to get to the source of your problem.
Because the causes of infertility vary, so, too, do the treatments. Therefore, the most common treatments for infertility are:
If your practitioner can't diagnose the causes of your infertility after extensive examination and testing, it becomes a waiting game. Many women in this position eventually become pregnant in time, so patience is key.
Again, treatments for infertility will depend on your medical situation, and OB/GYNs at The Association for Women’s Healthcare will go over all of the available options with you.