If you are a couple 35 or younger there are multiple steps you can take. However, if you are 35 or older your doctor may suggest that you skip steps that younger couples take. The risks for miscarriage go up as you get older and the chances of conceiving go down. When deciding on treatment you must take the time to sit down and talk to your spouse about all of the treatment options. For example, you may only want to do medication without any surgery or what about the costs too much too little. It is important that you two meet in the middle before planning. Treatments can be physically, emotionally and financially draining depending on your options. You will rely on each other for support and it is important that you are on the same page.
♂♀Types of treatment:
Treatment for the woman:Treatments for fertility problems in women depend on what may be keeping the woman from getting pregnant. Sometimes the cause isn’t known.
Problems with ovulating:
Treatment may include taking medicine, such as:
Unexplained fertility: If your doctor can’t find out why you and your partner haven’t been able to get pregnant, treatment may include:
Blocked or damaged tubes: If your fallopian tubes are blocked, treatment may include tubal surgery.
- Endometriosis: If mild to moderate endometriosis seems to be the main reason for your infertility, treatment may include laparoscopic sugery to remove endometrial tissue growth. This treatment may not be an option if you have severe endometriosis.
Treatment for the man:
Your doctor might recommend that you try insemination first. The sperm are collected and then concentrated to increase the number of healthy sperm for insemination.
When initial treatments do not work:
Many couples who have problems getting pregnant arrive at a common point: They must decide whether they want to try Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): is the most common type of ART. In this treatment, a fertilized egg or eggs are placed in the woman’s uterus through the cervix.
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or ICSI (say “ICK-see”). In a lab, your doctor injects one sperm into one egg. If fertilization occurs, the doctor puts the embryo into the woman’s uterus.