Have you been trying to get pregnant but aren’t achieving the desired results? If so, William McIntosh, MD, and Lisa McIntosh, MD, at Women’s Health Center of Clarksville offer thorough and compassionate infertility care and have helped many women in Clarksville, Tennessee, realize their dreams of motherhood. To learn more about available infertility services, set up a one-on-one consultation today. Booking is as simple as a phone call.
When should I be concerned about infertility?
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for a year or more with no success, it may be time to visit Women’s Health Center of Clarksville for a thorough exam. If you’re over the age of 35 and haven’t been able to conceive after six months, go ahead and schedule a visit.
Trying to conceive can be incredibly stressful and frustrating. It’s important to understand that there are numerous issues that could be preventing pregnancy, and there’s no need to panic. Working with a skilled and compassionate medical team is the best way to determine what’s going on and explore treatments that can help.
What causes infertility?
The process of conception requires certain elements, including:
- Healthy sperm production by the male partner
- Healthy eggs
- Unblocked fallopian tubes
- Sperm capable of fertilizing an egg
- The ability of a fertilized egg to implant in your uterus
- Healthy embryo quality
A problem in any of these areas can lead to infertility. You should know that only around one-third of infertility cases are caused by a problem with the female partner. Another third are due to issues with the male partner, and in the remaining third of cases, it’s not possible to determine the cause.
What are some treatment options for infertility?
The process begins with a thorough consultation and exam at the Women’s Health Center of Clarksville. You discuss your personal and family health history, as well as your lifestyle and previous experience with pregnancy.
A pelvic exam and blood testing follow. The information gleaned during these steps helps your gynecologist identify any areas of concern. Depending on the findings, additional screening may be needed.
There are many treatments that can help you get pregnant. If there is a physical problem preventing conception, minimally invasive surgery might be an option.
If there are hormonal imbalances at play, hormone therapy can help. An oral medication called ClomidⓇ can help stimulate ovulation and give you an accurate timeline for planning intercourse.
Regardless of which treatment path you choose, you have the support of the Women’s Health Center of Clarksville medical team as you and your partner navigate infertility care.
When you’re ready to begin, call to set up your visit.