Treat Underlying Infertility Factors
The results of your preliminary tests may mean you don’t need any of the standard fertility treatments, like IUI or IVF, because there is an infertility factor that can be treated or reversed enough to allow you to conceive at home or with only the support of an oral fertility medication.
Examples of this include endometriosis, which may be treated by laparoscopy to remove scar tissue/blockages, the removal of fibroid tumors that affect the uterine contours, or a PCOS diagnosis that may be treatable via diet and lifestyle changes as well as the use of medications such as Metformin to get your hormones in better balance.
We always promote treating underlying infertility factors whenever possible, before moving on to the next rung of fertility treatments.
Fertility Treatments Offering the Highest Percentage of Success for Your Diagnosis
The following is not necessarily the path you will take, because your fertility treatment plan will be specifically oriented to your infertility factor(s). However, the following is a general rundown of the least invasive to most invasive methods.
Women who ovulate irregularly may only need a cycle or three of an oral fertility medication, such as Clomid, to help them ovulate and conceive at home. Some couples opt to combine the use of Clomid and intrauterine insemination (see next) to move things along more quickly.
Sometimes, washing the sperm and isolating the healthiest swimmers, combined with times intrauterine insemination (IUI) catalyzes fertility by ensuring the sperm and egg are exactly where they need to be to conceive.
The use of donor sperm
If poor sperm count, a complete absence of sperm (azoospermia), sperm shape (morphology), or their ability to move (motility) can’t be treated, couples often move to the use of sperm donor and IUI.
In vitro fertilization is often the last step on the infertility treatment path. However, for others, it is the first because it is the most likely to support women 40 years or over, younger women with low ovarian reserves, women with blocked or missing fallopian tubes, etc. Again, it’s all personalized to your diagnosis. Click Here to read more about IVF.
Using Donor Eggs/Embryos
If we feel that egg quality is an issue, your ovarian reserves are too low, or you have a known chromosomal/genetic disorder causing infertility or repeat miscarriages, we may recommend the use of a donor egg or embryo to increase IVF fertility chances. Donor eggs are also used to support LGBTQ family building.
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