While everyone’s journey to fertility is uniquely their own, there are some common elements that virtually all couples who experience infertility issues encounter. Whether you are being treated for female or male infertility issues—or a combination of both—your physician will pull from a wide range of treatments and technologies in order to help you achieve a pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby.
Possible Infertility Treatments
You will work closely with your physician to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific infertility issues. Throughout your treatment, we will communicate the benefits and risks of each procedure and provide options that best suit your medical needs, emotional comfort and financial situation. You may start at any point along the following path, and your physician may recommend a combination of these options.
- Fertility drugs with intercourse
- Natural Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- Fertility drugs combined with IUI
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Additional Options to Consider
There are a number of additional methods to consider as you decide how to build your family.
- Egg Donation: Recommended when a woman is unable to get pregnant with her own eggs, but would like to carry and give birth to a baby.
- Embryo Donation: Selected by those who are unable to conceive a child with their own sperm and eggs, but who would like to carry and give birth to a baby.
- Gestational Carrier (Surrogacy): Chosen by those who are unable to carry a baby to term or have a uterine problem which could reduce the chance of success or cause early delivery.
- Adoption: Pursued by those who are unable or choose not to have a biologically related child.