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Fertility Evaluation

Nurture Women's Health -  - OBGYN

Nurture Women's Health

OBGYNs & Pelvic Health, Incontinence and Sexual Medicine Specialists located in Frisco, TX

About 10-15% of couples in the United States are infertile or can’t get pregnant after a year of trying. If you struggle with becoming pregnant, the OB/GYN specialists at Nurture Women's Health in Frisco, Texas, can help. They treat common causes of infertility and refer to qualified specialists when necessary. Schedule an infertility evaluation with Nurture Women’s Health by phone or book online to get started today.

Fertility Evaluation Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility occurs when you’re unable to become pregnant despite trying for at least one year. About one-third of the time, infertility results from problems with the woman, and one-third of infertility cases occur because of the man. Other times, the cause is unknown. 

The team of specialists at Nurture Women’s Health help determine the reason you struggle with infertility and offer solutions to help you achieve your dream of being a parent.

What causes infertility?

Common causes associated with infertility in women include:

  • Ovulation disorders
  • Uterine polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Cervix abnormalities
  • Fallopian tube damage
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Early menopause
  • Radiation or chemotherapy

The experts at Nurture Women’s Health have a lot of experience treating PCOS, a common cause of infertility.

Your risk of experiencing infertility increases with older age, alcohol and tobacco use, obesity, being underweight, lack of exercise, or excessive strenuous exercise. Leading a healthy lifestyle can boost your chance of becoming pregnant.

What is a fertility evaluation?

To get to the root cause of infertility, your OB/GYN specialist reviews your medical history and asks questions about your lifestyle. They complete a physical examination, including a pelvic exam and a Pap test. 

Your practitioner might recommend ovulation testing, hormone tests, pelvic ultrasound, or hysterosalpingography to evaluate the inside of your uterus and fallopian tubes. 

How is infertility treated?

Your personalized infertility treatment plan might include:

Fertility medications

Taking fertility medications helps stimulate ovulation. Numerous types of fertility medications are available. Your OB/GYN specialist reviews the pros and cons of each to help you choose one that’s right for you.

Minimally invasive surgery

The women’s health team at Nurture Women’s Health offers minimally invasive surgery to restore fertility. They can remove fibroids, polyps, pelvic adhesions, or displaced endometrial tissue to increase your chance of becoming pregnant.

Intrauterine insemination

During intrauterine insemination, your physician can inject healthy sperm into your uterus near the time your body ovulates or releases an egg from your ovaries.

Assisted reproductive technology 

Assisted productive technology includes in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other procedures that fertilize eggs with sperm outside your body, and implant embryos into your uterus. Nurture Women’s Health physicians aren’t reproductive endocrinologists but can refer you to qualified fertility specialists in your area for IVF.

When you’re ready to start your journey toward becoming a parent, schedule a fertility evaluation with Nurture Women’s Health by phone or book one online today.