Understanding Infertility

Infertility is a disease that affects 10-15 percent of couples of reproductive age. Infertility is defined by the inability to conceive after 12 months of attempts in women less than 35 years of age and after six months of attempts in women 35 years or older. Timely diagnosis is critical because almost all treatments lose their effectiveness with advancing maternal age.

The spectrum of possible causes of infertility are broad but they can be narrowed down to one-third are female in origin, one-third male, and one-third combined male and female or simply unexplained. The precise cause of the infertility may not be able to be determined, however, selection of effective treatment remains a viable option.

It is normal to experience feelings of frustration, anger and stress during the infertility journey. Now more than ever, fertility treatments offer more hope for a successful pregnancy than ever before. We will partner with you to select optimal fertility therapy that gives balance to risk and benefit based on your specific information. The majority of couples who seek care from a fertility specialist achieve their goal of growing their family.