About 10% of couples are affected by inability to conceive at some time. That means 1 of every 10 couples have difficulty bringing a baby into the world, making it a fairly common condition.The most important step a couple can take is to consult a qualified physician. At Dominion Women’s Health, we work with you and your partner to find the reason for your fertility issues. Since you may be at higher risk once you successfully conceive, we are here to care for you through every bump in the road that may occur.
Fortunately, today’s advanced technologies offer very effective means to treat most causes of infertility. In fact, it’s estimated that 85% of infertile couples who seek care from a specialist will conceive. So, please contact us for a thorough evaluation and consultation, and together we’ll explore your options.
Infertility is defined as the inability for a woman under age 35 to become pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. Infertility is much more common as women age so a woman over 35 may need help sooner.
Infertility causes are typically divided into eight categories:
- Male factor
- Ovarian failure or dysfunction
- Cervical factor
- Tubal factor
- Hormonal imbalance (luteal phase defect, etc.)
- Uterine factor
- Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS)
- Unexplained infertility