Arizona Women's Care
OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ
Around 10% of American women aged 15-44 experience infertility. If you have struggled to become pregnant or carry a baby to term, the board-certified OB/GYNs and clinical team at Arizona Women’s Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help. The doctors offer expert testing to identify the cause of your fertility issues and personalized treatment to help you grow your family. Call Arizona Women’s Care or schedule a consultation online today for patient-focused infertility care.
Infertility Q & A
What is infertility?
Infertility means that you are unable to become or stay pregnant. In order for conception and implantation to occur:
- Your ovaries produce and release a viable egg
- The egg travels through your fallopian tube
- A sperm cell must meet and join with the egg along its journey
- The fertilized egg must attach to the uterine wall
Problems at any of these stages can prevent pregnancy.
When should I talk to a doctor about infertility?
You should talk to your doctor about infertility if you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a year without success — or six months if you’re 35 or older.
Dealing with fertility issues can be emotionally draining. The Arizona Women’s Care team provides compassionate, expert care, including testing and treatment, to help you through this challenging experience.
How is the cause of infertility diagnosed?
The Arizona Women’s Care team performs various tests to identify the root cause of your fertility issues. They begin with a physical, including a pelvic exam and blood tests. Your doctor also reviews your medical history and lifestyle factors to identify any potential fertility barriers.
Unhealthy habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a nutritionally deficient diet can lower your chances of having a baby. Health issues such as diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and STDs can also lead to infertility.
When necessary, your doctor may recommend additional testing, including ultrasound, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, or hysterosalpingography, to look for abnormalities that could interfere with your fertility.
Remember, fertility isn’t just a women’s health issue. Your partner should also have tests to evaluate the quantity and quality of the sperm cells in his ejaculate.
What are my fertility treatment options?
Your doctor recommends treatments based on the condition interfering with your fertility. In addition, you may benefit from making some lifestyle changes to enhance your overall health or from taking medication to increase ovulation.
Your doctor may also suggest assisted reproduction procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Call Arizona Women’s Care today or book an appointment online if you are concerned about infertility and need expert, compassionate care.
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