North Atlanta Ob/Gyn
North Atlanta Ob/Gyn Board Certified Obstetrics, Gynecologists, Urogynecologist, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapists located in Atlanta / Sandy Springs / Northside, GA, Alpharetta / Avalon, GA, and Marietta / East Cobb, GA
With 10-15% of couples struggling to get pregnant, infertility is more common than you might think. Luckily, it’s also more treatable than you might realize. At North Atlanta Ob/Gyn in Alpharetta, Marietta, and Atlanta, Georgia, the board-certified obstetrics and gynecology team evaluates you and your partner before planning personalized fertility treatments to improve your chances of pregnancy. For more information about infertility treatments, call North Atlanta Ob/Gyn, or book an appointment online today.
Infertility Q & A
What is infertility?
If you’ve had consistent unprotected sex for a year or longer without becoming pregnant, or for six months or longer if you’re over 35, you or your partner may be wrestling with infertility. Many conditions and complications can lead to infertility.
Your North Atlanta Ob/Gyn provider can evaluate you to find the specific cause of your infertility and offer solutions to significantly improve your chances of conception. Treatments for infertility are generally safe and often very effective.
What causes infertility?
The causes of infertility are split almost perfectly into thirds: Some causes originate with an issue in the woman, some with the man, and others with both in the couple or the reason is unknown. Men’s infertility issues often involve abnormal sperm function or problems with sperm delivery.
Numerous issues can lead to women’s infertility. A few of the most common causes are:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Pelvic adhesions
- Fallopian tube damage
- Uterine fibroids or polyps
- Cancer and cancer treatment
Your fertility treatment plan depends on where the issue originates and the specific cause.
Is infertility treatable?
Yes, treatments and services available today at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn can greatly improve your chances of getting pregnant even if you’ve struggled in the past.
Your provider may use a series of tests, including imaging, ovulation testing, and hormone testing, to locate the likely cause of your infertility before planning your treatment. They also offer genetic testing to find genetic causes of infertility and to identify possible future complications with your pregnancy.
Your infertility treatment might involve medications or surgery. However, one of the most effective fertility treatments available at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn is intrauterine insemination (IUI). During IUI, your provider places sperm directly in your uterus around the time of ovulation. They might induce ovulation with fertility drugs first or work with your natural cycle.
If you have fibroids or endometriosis lesions, your provider might recommend surgery to remove them and improve your chances of conceiving. They can also refer you to specialists in the area for additional fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
What else can I do to improve my fertility?
Beyond fertility treatments at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn, there are a few behavioral changes you and your partner can make in your day-to-day life to improve your chances of conception. While working with you to improve your fertility, your provider might recommend:
- Stopping smoking
- Avoiding illicit drugs
- Avoiding alcohol
- Limiting caffeine
- Getting regular exercise
- Losing or gaining weight
Specific changes to make to improve fertility can vary from person to person, but in general, it’s important for both in the couple to adopt healthy habits and avoid harmful chemicals and substances.
If you’ve been trying to conceive without success, the team at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn can help you plan your family with infertility treatments. Book your consultation by phone or online at your nearest location today.