Infertility affects about 12 percent of couples attempting pregnancy. It can be a very stressful time of life for those affected. We understand the feelings of anxiety and frustration that are often associated with infertility. Infertility can have many causes and treatments options.
Problems with ovulation account for most cases of infertility in women. Without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized. Some signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods. Less common causes of fertility problems in women include blocked fallopian tubes (due to pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or surgery for ectopic pregnancy), physical problems with the uterus, and uterine fibroids.
Various factors can affect a woman’s ability to have a baby. These include age, stress, poor diet, athletic training, being overweight or underweight, tobacco use, alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases, and health problems that cause hormonal changes.
At Carteret Ob/Gyn our physicians can guide you through the various stages of work up and treatment. We use ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram, laparoscopy, endocrine evaluation, and some fertility medicines including metformin, clomiphene and tamoxifen as needed. We have the capability to do intrauterine insemination on-site. Many times people will achieve pregnancy with the measures we are able to do here. If not, we have excellent working relationships with regional fertility clinics that can prescribe and manage stronger ovulation medicines. We have on-site ultrasound capabilities which add convenience of your treatment regimen whether you are under our care or one of the fertility centers we work with.
We can help you address your infertility concerns. Schedule your consultation at Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates by calling 252.247.4297. For your convenience, you can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form.