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Fertility

Fertility Care

No one expects that they will be faced with fertility challenges as they try to get pregnant. At Moreland OB-GYN, we understand the physical and emotional strain that couples face during this difficult time. The truth is, infertility is more common now than in decades past.

Infertility statistics:

  • The likelihood of getting pregnant in a given month is only 20%.
  • Over the course of the first year of trying, 85% of couples will get pregnant.
  • In the second year of trying, 5-10% of couples will get pregnant.

At Moreland OB-GYN, we are at the front lines for fertility testing and evaluation. And we can help you with your fertility. Learn more with our resources below.

 

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When To Talk To Your Doctor About Fertility

As soon as you have decided that you are ready to start a family, or if you are struggling to get pregnant, you should schedule an appointment with your gynecologist.

Coming in for preconception counseling is a great way to stay ahead of any underlying issues that you may not know about. If you are currently trying to conceive or having trouble with conception, schedule an appointment with your doctor to help you understand how best to proceed.

Who should be evaluated for infertility? Learn more now. 

What is Preconception Counseling?

If you’re looking to start a family, the best way to begin is to schedule an appointment with your doctor; ask all of the questions you might have before you begin the process and provide your doctor with a detailed history of the following:

  • Menstrual cycles
  • Past medical / surgical history
  • Allergies
  • Infection history
  • Sexual history
  • Family history for genetic diseases
  • Social history – smoking, alcohol, and drug use

With this consultation, your doctor will help you understand how to prepare your body for optimal fertility and pregnancy.

How to Reduce the Likelihood of Infertility

How to Reduce the Likelihood of InfertilityWhat are some healthy habits you should adopt to reduce the risk of infertility?

  • Smoking cessation
  • Increased exercise and activity
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Review your current list of medications with your doctor

Seeing your doctor before you start trying to get pregnant is a great way to increase your chances of pregnancy. This will allow you and your doctor to look for possible issues and manage chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity. These conditions can cause higher risks of pregnancy complications and an increased risk of miscarriage.

If you are currently taking any medications regularly, we often recommend that you talk with your obstetrician to ensure your medications are safe for conception and pregnancy.

Some medications can alter menstrual cycles and inhibit ovulation (or egg release); these only include medications prescribed for severe depression or bipolar disease, anxiety, and seizure disorders.

To help your body prepare for pregnancy, women should add a prenatal vitamin to their daily regime that includes 400 mcg of folic acid. This can reduce the risk of neural tube defects, which affect the skull and spine of the baby.

Learn 3 natural fertility options to help you get pregnant.

Fertility Testing

If you are at risk for infertility, struggling with fertility, or just thinking about starting a family at an older age, your doctor may talk to you about specific fertility testing options.

Before any testing begins, your doctor will discuss your menstrual history in detail. This information can often help your doctor determine which testing pathway might be the best for your individual circumstances.

There are a number of tests available to both women and men, learn more about available fertility testing options.

Fertility Treatments

If you are struggling with fertility, our team of experts at Moreland OB-GYN can help. There are a number of effective fertility treatment options that may be a fit for your unique needs.

Infertility treatment options will depend on the cause of your infertility, but can include:

Get more details about these fertility treatments now.

Alternative Fertility Therapy

For many couples struggling with fertility, dealing with the added stress and the rollercoaster of emotions can be difficult. When an intimate part of a relationship becomes a necessary to-do with added pressure, many couples feel the strain on their communication and emotional well-being.

Fertility counseling is often recommended to help you and your partner learn to talk through the challenges you face.

alternative-therapiesIn addition to fertility counseling, here a few alternative therapies you may consider to help improve relaxation and allow your body to recharge:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Relaxation techniques

Our Fertility Doctors Are Here to Help You

If you have questions or concerns, the team at Moreland OB-GYN is dedicated to helping you find a solution. We believe in providing compassionate, collaborative patient care, and prioritizing the needs of our patients at all ages and stages of life.

We hope you’ll connect with us to answer your questions and we hope you’ll turn to our experts as a trusted source for information.

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