If you struggle with infertility, look no further. At Women’s Healthcare of Norman, the board-certified OB/GYN general and robotic surgery team offers the highest quality care for all patients. They have the expertise to start you on a path that can promote a healthy pregnancy. Call the friendly office staff in Norman, Oklahoma, today to learn more or book your appointment online.
To become pregnant, a female’s egg becomes fertilized by a man’s sperm. The egg then travels down the fallopian tube and into the uterus. The fertilized egg implants into the lining of the uterus and produces a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which keeps the uterine lining from being shed.
Infertility means you aren’t able to get pregnant after trying for a year. You can also be considered infertile if you can get pregnant but keep having miscarriages or stillbirths.
The causes of infertility differ between men and women.
Men can have infertility from:
Women can have infertility from:
If you’re one of the 10-15% of all couples in the United States that have infertility, you aren’t alone. Turn to the professionals at Women’s Healthcare of Norman for guidance. They can help.
Several factors play a role in your type of treatment. The Women’s Healthcare of Norman specialists determines what’s best for you based on the cause of your infertility, how long you’ve been infertile, your age and spouse’s age, and your personal preferences.
Fortunately, safe and effective therapies are available that can significantly improve your chances of getting pregnant.
Women's Healthcare of Norman offers tests for infertility that include:
Ovulation testing involves performing a blood test to measure your hormone levels to determine whether you are ovulating.
This test uses X-ray contrast, which involves injecting a material into your uterus that shows the shape of your uterus and helps determine if your fallopian tubes have any blockages.
This testing helps your provider determine how many eggs you have available for ovulation. This approach may start with hormone testing early in your menstrual cycle.
Other hormone tests look at your ovulatory hormone levels and pituitary hormones controlling the reproductive process.
Pelvic ultrasound looks for uterine or ovarian disease. Your provider may use a sonohysterogram, also called a saline infusion sonogram, to see the area inside your uterus that can’t be seen on a regular ultrasound.
To learn more about infertility and the treatment options available to you, call Women's Healthcare of Norman or request an appointment online today.
*Infertility services are not routinely covered by insurance and those visits may require payment at the time of service. Please call our office if you have any questions!