Infertility Causes & Concerns
Choosing to conceive a child is an exciting and worthwhile adventure. When becoming pregnant is met with difficulty, it can feel confusing, frustrating, and sad. We implore you not to be discouraged, but to allow us to help you forge a path forward. If you and your partner have been trying to conceive a child for a year or more without success, we recommend reaching out to our office to schedule an appointment. From there we can address your concerns and help you strive for a successful and healthy pregnancy.
To become pregnant, a lot has to go right. Ovulation that releases a healthy egg must occur, followed by fertilization of the egg by a sperm. Then the fertilized egg must travel to the uterus and become implanted. In order to successfully conceive, timing is everything. Tracking your menstrual cycle and being aware of your ovulation window gives you an advantage.
Some instances of infertility can’t be explained; however, take comfort in knowing that in many cases, it is possible to successfully conceive a child in time. To determine the cause of infertility, it may be necessary to perform tests on your partner’s sperm to make sure it is healthy. From there we will order additional imaging and tests to see what is causing the problem.
Potential causes for infertility in women include:
- Ovulation Disorders
- Fallopian Tube Damage
- Uterine or Cervical Disorders
There are also risk factors that can make it more likely for infertility to occur:
- Age – Women over the age of 35 produce fewer eggs.
- Weight – Being overweight or underweight can interfere with ovulation.
- Smoking – Can damage the cervix and fallopian tubes. This also increases the risk of miscarriage.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections – Chlamydia and gonorrhea can harm the fallopian tubes.
After discussing your medical history and performing appropriate tests, we can develop a plan of treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment
Your pregnancy journey is unique and deserves to be treated with care and respect. We recognize the emotions that accompany infertility but know that we are with you to offer medical guidance and support. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to address any struggles you may experience with becoming pregnant.