Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after trying for one full year with unprotected intercourse. Becoming pregnant requires healthy sperm, a healthy egg, and for the sperm to be able to reach the egg to fertilize. The fertilized egg then needs to implant into the uterus and have the right hormonal balance to continue to grow. If anything does not go smoothly through this complex process, it can lead to difficulty achieving pregnancy, or infertility. Approximately one-third of infertility is due to a female disorder of some type, one-third due to a male factor, and one-third remains unexplained. Fortunately, there are testing options for both men and women to help figure out which step along the way is causing the infertility.

Female Factors

  • Ovulation disorder
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Abnormal shape or lining of the uterus
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Unknown

Male Factors

  • No sperm present
  • Low sperm count
  • Malformed sperm, or sperm that do not swim correctly
  • Unknown

Treatment of infertility depends on the cause. This can include medications, surgery, or both if needed.

Infertility can certainly be a large stress in what is supposed to be an exciting time in a couple’s life. Our team at Women’s Care will work with you to help you to achieve your goal of pregnancy.

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