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Fertility 101

What is Infertility?

No pregnancy after 6 months of trying if over 35 years old

No pregnancy after 1 year of trying if younger than 35 years old

Infertility occurs in 15% of all couples

Female Infertility

The most common cause of female infertility is irregular or lack of ovulation. Therefore, our first step will be to ensure that you are ovulating predictably. If we determine that you are not, we can induce your ovulation via medicine. If ovulation is confirmed, we will search for other causes through a thorough history and examination.

Different issues that we look for:

Hypothalamic/Pituitary disorders

Tubal disease or dysfunction

Uterine defects (polyps or fibroids)

Uterine malformations

Endometriosis

Endocrine/Metabolic disorders

Genetic abnormalities

Diminished ovarian reserve

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Male Infertility

In addition to any of the above female factors, 40-50% of all infertile couples will have some form of male factor infertility, with male factor being the sole cause in 30% of cases. As a matter of fact, more cases of infertility are due to a male factor than any other single cause.

Different issues that we look for:

Low sperm counts

Low motility

Poor morphology

DNA fragmentation

Immune-related

Metabolic disorders

Vasectomy

Congenital sperm blockage

Steroid/Testosterone-related infertility

Recurrent Miscarriage

The definition of recurrent miscarriage, (aka recurrent pregnancy loss), is the loss of 2 or more clinically-recognized pregnancies involuntarily before 20 weeks. A little known fact is that 15% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. However, it is only 1-2% of all women who experience recurrent miscarriages.

If you are in this small percentage of women, don't lose hope! Even after 4 consecutive miscarriages, the chances that your next conception will be a live birth are at least 70%.

Different issues that we look for:

Hormonal abnormalities

Immune-related causes

Environmental factors

Uterine abnormalities

Female genetic abnormalities

Male genetic abnormalities

Infection or inflammation

Frustratingly, 50% of women never figure out the cause of their recurrent miscarriages. However, greater than 80% of these women will go on to have a live-born baby if they are appropriately counseled and receive psychological support.

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