Infertility

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Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve conception or bring a pregnancy to term after a year or more of regular, unprotected intercourse. Estimates are that one in six couples are affected by some degree of infertility.  Fertility diagnosis and therapy is often stressful for couples.  Fortunately, treatments have advanced remarkably over the last 10-15 years.

Common Causes

Some common causes of infertility are diminished ovarian reserve (older women or women with early ovarian failure), endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Low sperm count and abnormal sperm shape and swimming pattern are also major contributors to a couple’s infertility. Estimates are that fertility problems are about 50% female and 50% male.

Education

We will help you to learn as much as possible about your diagnosis and treatment options. We offer an honest appraisal of your fertility situation, recognizing that an individualized approach maximizes the chances of success. Both partners are encouraged to participate in the process. Wooster OB-GYN can help with about 75% of female fertility problems. If at any time we realize we cannot help you, or that someone else can help you more effectively, a referral is offered immediately. We understand how important having a family is to you. Very often, we can help your dreams of having children become reality.