The decision to have a baby is never made lightly, but for some couples, infertility complicates those important plans. The team members of OB-GYN Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, have extensive experience in treating infertility and have helped hundreds of families navigate this stressful process. If you’re searching for answers, schedule a consultation at OB-GYN Hawaii today. You can book your visit online or by phone, and you’re welcome to bring your partner along during your consultation.
Infertility is defined as an inability to get pregnant after one year of trying, or six months for women over the age of 35. There are many misconceptions about infertility, and the science in this area has gone through profound changes in recent decades.
An estimated 10-15% of American couples have received an infertility diagnosis, although the true statistics are likely much higher, as many couples don’t seek treatment right away.
Unfortunately, infertility remains a topic that isn’t always openly discussed, which can leave you feeling isolated as you try to conceive.
Researchers find that approximately one-third of all cases of infertility are linked to a problem with the woman’s reproductive system. Another third are linked to issues with the man’s reproductive system, and the remaining third are due to unknown causes.
Once it becomes clear that your best efforts are not leading to pregnancy, it makes sense to schedule an appointment to search for answers. The team at OB-GYN Hawaii is compassionate and caring and can walk you through your options.
If testing suggests a problem with your reproductive health, your doctor will discuss the available treatment options in detail. You’ll always have everything you need to make an informed decision about your treatment path.
In some cases, hormone therapy can help restore optimal hormonal balance and aid ovulation. For women with uterine fibroids, drug therapy, embolization, and even conservative surgery can remove fibroids and increase your chances of becoming pregnant. There are also treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, and a range of other conditions that can impact your fertility.
For some, in vitro fertilization is the best way to achieve your goal of becoming a mother. Your specialist can discuss this option in detail, and also advise you on how to best prepare your body for the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth.
At OB-GYN Hawaii, you’re never alone. Your team is here to support you throughout your journey. The process begins with a diagnostic exam, so book your appointment online or by phone today to get started.