Adding a new member to your family is such an exciting time, but fertility challenges can also make the prospect a stressful one. Help is available through the services of OB/GYN Lev Kandinov, MD, of Aventura OBGYN Specialists in Aventura, Florida. Working with Dr. Kandinov can help you reach your goal of motherhood, and can also reduce the stress that so often accompanies fertility struggles. If you’re ready to try personal infertility counseling, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.
Infertility is generally understood as an inability to conceive after a period of at one year of trying. For women over the age of 35, infertility treatment is recommended after a period of six months of trying to conceive.
In order for a pregnancy to occur, a number of things must happen. The woman must have healthy eggs that can move from ovary to uterus. The man must produce healthy sperm that is able to fertilize an egg. The fertilized egg, or embryo, must successfully implant into the uterus, and the embryo must be healthy enough to thrive and grow.
If there is an issue in any one of these conditions, infertility can result. While infertility was once primarily thought of as a woman’s health issue, researchers today understand that only one-third of cases are related to women’s health, while another one-third are tied to the man’s health. The remaining one-third occur from unknown causes.
Infertility counseling is the process of determining the likely cause for your fertility struggles and finding the best treatment options to improve your chances of pregnancy. It involves an in-depth, customized evaluation to look for potential causes.
Infertility testing for women might include a combination of:
Once the likely source of infertility is determined, Dr. Kandinov creates your customized treatment plan. Fertility drugs are available that can help regulate or induce ovulation. Certain conditions can be treated surgically, often through minimally invasive procedures. Intrauterine insemination is also an option.
In addition to addressing your medical needs, there’s also a mental health component to infertility counseling. Trying to get pregnant can be incredibly stressful, and can place significant strain on both partners, as well as the relationship.
Dr. Kandinov understands these challenges, and can work with you to find ways to relieve stress and remain connected to your partner as you move through your journey. If you’d like to discuss alternative paths to parenthood, including in vitro fertilization, using donor eggs or sperm, or surrogacy, he can help you make an informed decision.
Don’t struggle with infertility on your own when there is help available. Book a visit with Dr. Kandinov to explore treatment options and move one step closer to your goal of parenthood. You can book your appointment online or over the phone.