For patients in Puyallup, WA and the surrounding Tacoma areas, infertility concerns can be effectively addressed with the help of Dedicated Women's Health Specialists. Being unable to conceive when a couple desperately want to have a child can be devastating. People experience a great deal of anxiety, resentment, sense of helplessness, and depression when infertility strikes them. We at Dedicated Women’s Health Specialists understand this completely and will not leave a stone unturned in trying to help couples become pregnant.
Infertility is traditionally defined as no pregnancy after trying for a year. About 10% of couples experience infertility. Several different factors can impact infertility including:
Treatment for infertility will depend on the specific cause. If there is abnormality on semen analysis, the male partner may be referred to a urologist to undergo further evaluation and treatment. If the problem is due to lack of ovulation, induction of ovulation may be attempted. In the case of tubal damage, surgery can sometimes help restore fertility. In many patients, we are not able to identify the specific cause of infertility. Sometimes, we will refer our patients to a specialized fertility center if assisted reproductive technology must be considered such as in vitro fertilization.