About 10-15% of couples experience trouble conceiving, even after a year of trying. The compassionate OB/GYNs at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology in Atlanta, Georgia, understand how confounding, frustrating, and devastating infertility can be. They offer fertility evaluations and workups in-office to help improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the infertility services offered.

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When should I seek help for infertility?

You benefit from infertility support if you’ve been trying consistently to get pregnant for at least a year without success. Women who are 35 or older should seek an infertility evaluation after six months of trying.

If you’re 40 or older, discuss your pregnancy plans with the providers at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology right away, as the ability to get pregnant declines every month once you reach this age.

Regardless of your age, don’t wait to seek infertility support if you have a history of irregular periods or a gynecological condition, like endometriosis, that may affect your fertility.

What are the causes of infertility?

Infertility can be attributed to issues with the woman about one-third of the time. Issues that may affect women’s fertility include:

  • Problems with ovulation
  • A defect in the Fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis

Another one-third of the time, an issue with the man’s fertility poses a challenge to conception. Men may have problems with the quality or quantity of their sperm.

In the last third of cases, both partners play a role in infertility, or no one can determine why. Even with undetermined causes for infertility, couples often have a healthy, happy pregnancy and baby.

How is infertility treated?

At KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology, the doctors perform screenings and workups in-office to get at the root cause of your infertility. You may undergo blood tests, diagnostic imaging like ultrasounds, and possibly, exploratory laparoscopy as part of your infertility screenings.

The male partner might also undergo sperm analysis and blood tests.

Once the doctors determine the underlying cause of infertility, they customize your treatment plan. They may recommend medications or hormonal treatments to promote ovulation.

If you have a problem like endometriosis or fibroids, you may benefit from minimally invasive surgery that removes the problematic tissue and restores fertility.

The doctors at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology also offer education about optimizing your lifestyle to support conception. This includes recommendations about diet, exercise, and stress reduction strategies.

Men who are struggling with fertility and couples who need advanced reproductive treatments, like in vitro fertilization, benefit from referral to a specialist. The ultimate goal at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology is to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy.

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, contact KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology , call or schedule an appointment online today.