Once we’ve discovered what’s keeping you from becoming pregnant, we can determine which treatment options will be successful in beginning your family.
In most cases, Fertility Drug Therapies are designed to help you achieve ovulation. Commonly used fertility drugs include: Clomid, Letrozole, and Gonadotropins.
Intrauterine insemination is an effective method for conception in cases where male fertility is a leading cause. A sperm sample is taken and placed in the uterus during peak ovulation.
In vitro Fertilization, or IVF, involves harvesting eggs from the woman, fertilizing the eggs with her partner’s sperm, developing viable embryo and ultimately placing the embryos within the uterus at the perfect time to achieve implantation and pregnancy. Our state-of-the-art laboratory allows for the safe development of fertilized eggs into blastocyst-stage embryos for embryo transfer, genetic testing and or cryopreservation, depending on your unique situation and treatment plan.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or ICSI, is a commonly used assisted fertilization method. ICSI is particularly helpful when sperm numbers or quality are reduced. As the name implies, one sperm cell is injected into one mature egg to facilitate fertilization. The procedure is safe and results in slightly higher fertilization rates than would occur with conventional IVF.
Embryo assisted hatching is a safe and routine method of making a small hole in the shell or zona pellucida that surrounds an embryo. Assisted hatching is typically performed with a laser or acid solution and is used for embryos that are to have preimplantation genetic testing or PGT. The small hole provides easy access to embryo cells that are to be removed for genetic testing. Assisted hatching is also performed for embryos that have been cryopreserved prior to a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), embryos exhibiting abnormally thick zona pellucida, embryos produced by women of advanced age, and embryos produced by women with previous failed IVF cycles. Assisted hatching in these latter cases is thought to improve implantation and pregnancy.
Endometriosis is a painful condition where uterine tissues that normally grow inside the uterus forms outside of the uterus. It affects approximately 6 to 10% of women of reproductive age. The chronic pelvic inflammation associated with endometriosis is a major cause of infertility in many women. Treating and managing endometriosis can improve fertility, and the odds of becoming pregnant.
Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders affecting approximately 5 to 7% of reproductive age women. Even though symptoms often vary from woman to woman, this condition often prevents these women from ovulating normally and becoming pregnant.
Uterine Fibroids are one of the most common gynecologic diseases in reproductive age women. Fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors that develop in the uterus. Although most patients are without symptoms, fibroids can cause abnormal bleeding, abdominal and pelvic pain and are common cause of infertility. There are many medical and surgical treatment options that may benefit a subset of women suffering from fibroids.