You’re ready to start your family and you want to make sure that you have as much information as possible. Many factors can affect your ability to achieve and maintain a pregnancy.
Causes and Concerns
Maybe you have concerns or questions about:
- A personal or family history of infertility or miscarriage.
- Whether or not you are ovulating.
- Being over 35 (advanced maternal age), and worry how this can affect your pregnancy and the health of your baby.
- Genetic factors, such as familial inherited diseases (cystic fibrosis) or age (Down’s syndrome).
- Male problems, such as low sperm count.
- Freezing eggs, sperm, or embryos.
- How to optimize your chances of conceiving.
- How your past or present use of birth control may affect your ability to achieve or maintain a pregnancy.
- Your current health and its effects on your ability to achieve or maintain a pregnancy.
- How lifestyle and stress effects your ability to achieve or maintain a pregnancy.
- Your uterine health and how it can affect your ability to carry a pregnancy due to fibroids, shape, or other issues.
Solutions and Treatment
If you have concerns about getting pregnant and would like to know what you can do to achieve or maintain a successful pregnancy, then we can help. We will talk to you about your family planning goals and complete a full history and physical exam. This often includes checking hormone levels and performing a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate your ovaries and uterus for fertility potential and to identify possible abnormalities.
Once we’ve done that, we will make recommendations, and provide a course of action that may improve your chances of conception and having a healthy pregnancy.
If medically advisable, we will provide you with information to determine if sperm, egg and/or embryo banking or other treatments are the right option for you.
If you are concerned about genetic issues related to age or family history, then we can provide you with screening tests, refer you to genetic counseling, and suggest treatments that may reduce these risks.