Female factor infertility is as common as male infertility and needs to be treated if a couple wants to give birth to a healthy infant. If you have at least tried to get pregnant for a year with unprotected intercourse and have not conceived yet, you should take an appointment with an infertility specialist to detect the cause that is hampering your chances of conception.
The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Winter Park and Celebration, FL aims at making an accurate diagnosis of the cause of infertility and thereby, providing cost-effective treatments. All types of fertility tests and fertility treatment options are available at both locations and are done under the supervision of an experienced specialist. fertility medication in Celebration and Winter Park locations is used to increase the chances of conception with IUI and IVF cycles.
What causes infertility in women?
About one-third of the causes of infertility are unknown factors while the other one-third is caused by problems in the male reproductive system. The remaining one-third cases of infertility are caused by problems in any of the following female reproductive systems:
- Conditions such as PCOD and thyroid disorders affect the process of ovulation.
- Even stress, eating disorders, and substance abuse can affect the process of egg release in the ovaries.
- Endometriosis, adhesions, intra-uterine septum, polyps, and fibroids are some conditions that can prevent the successful implantation of the embryo.
- A septum is usually a congenital condition that needs surgical removal to ensure that the uterus is ready for carrying a successful pregnancy to term.
- A pelvic inflammatory disease caused by disease-causing agents such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia is the major cause of pregnancy failure in the region of fallopian tubes.
Quality and quantity of the eggs produced in each cycle:
- Genetic factors and the age of a woman play a role in the release of healthy eggs that can fertilize and result in pregnancy during each cycle.
- Even in healthy women, the chance of release of a healthy mature egg is not 100% in every cycle.
- Chromosomal abnormalities become more pronounced as women age.
Clomid or Letrozole is the commonly used fertility medication in combination with hCG to induce ovulation and trigger the release of mature eggs respectively during fertility treatment. Apart from this, progesterone is given to prepare the uterus for implantation.
As our age increases, the chances of conception with each cycle gradually start to decrease because of either an underlying medical condition or abnormality in the number or quality of eggs. This is why fertility specialists in Celebration, FL suggest that after 35 years of age one should seek infertility specialists just 6 months after failing to conceive naturally.