Monday, April 30, 2018
Dr. Sree Talks About Fertility
Simply put, a lot goes into the conception process. There’s the egg, sperm, fallopian tubes, fertilization, the women’s embryo, hormones, and not to mention each of those pieces needing to be in a healthy state. All but one of those parts could go completely right and infertility could still be the result. We, at Women’s Care, are here for those times. By providing specialists who can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, we provide personalized treatment for your journey in the best interest of you. In having a conversation of fertility, we rounded up some common public questions regarding the process, treatments, and how we’re here to help.
How long do you wait before speaking with a doctor about possible fertility issues?
Fertility can happen at many points within a lifetime, and infertility issues differ at each of those points as well. A general rule of thumb we choose to stick to is if you are over or under the age of 35. Couples under the age of 35 are statistically in better chances of conceiving, yet should look into a conversation of additional options after a year of actively trying. Actively trying meaning you are appropriately having intercourse around ovulation times month by month. Patients over the age of 35 should intervene just after six months.
Can you explain the difference between IUI and IVF?
The big technical difference is where the fertilization of the egg and sperm take place. During IUI, the doctor inserts the sperm directly into the uterus to fertilize. Whereas with IVF, the egg and sperm are manually combined in a laboratory dish then transferred to the uterus. We here at Women’s Care facilitate any IUI treatments by providing medication, tracking cycles, stimulating the ovulation cycle, and by collecting and processing the sperm to be placed in the uterus in our own office. If you were to choose the IVF route, we would be the helping hand in that process of referring our best local clinics in the area to take care of you, then assisting once you choose your preferred facility.
When would you recommend IVF to a patient?
We recommend each individual go through the initial testing and treatment options then have a conversation about additional options based on the individual results. Usually, we would like to start an IVF discussion with a patient after 3-4 rounds of insemination. However, time frames will be individualized to each couple depending on a multitude of personal factors.
So, no matter if you’re just starting to think about the conception process or you are months or years in, Women’s Care is here to provide the education, diagnosis, and treatment to direct and turn those baby dreams into a reality.
To schedule your own personal consultation, contact our office to set up an appointment with one of our specialized physicians who will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.