What is Female Infertility and How is it Addressed?

June 1, 2018

With Mother’s Day this month, it is a painful reminder that many women have a difficult time conceiving. It’s easy to assume that the moment you decide you are finally ready to bring a child into this world, a pregnancy will quickly follow. But there are any number of pitfalls that could delay conception. In reality, it seems that those lucky women who do immediately become pregnant are the exception, rather than the norm.

According to the C (http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/female-infertility/)DC, the most typical causes for infertility, defined as inability to conceive after one year, include problems with ovulation, damage to the uterus or fallopian tubes, or issues with the cervix. Age is also a contributing factor to female infertility, as fertility tends to decrease as a woman ages. Male issues are common as well.

A thorough evaluation by a qualified gynecologist is the best way to assess potential female infertility problems. This includes a medical history that could outline potential factors that could contribute to your current conditions, an exam, and sometimes ultrasound studies.

Urine and blood tests, semen analysis on the male, a dye test to evaluate the uterus and tubes (hysterosalpingogram), and eventually laparoscopy (outpatient surgery looking into the abdomen), are the primary ways to evaluate, and treat, individual fertility.
Once female infertility is identified, what is the best way to treat it? The initial evaluation can lead to any number of effective treatment plans, including correcting hormone issues, taking medications that stimulate ovulation, using supplements to enhance fertility, or taking antibiotics that treat possible infections. It’s also possible that minor surgery could be required to remove blockages, endometriosis, or scar tissues involving the fallopian tubes or uterus.

To say that the subject of female infertility is a sensitive one is an understatement; in fact, there are few things that are as delicate and intimate. But being aware of the signs of possible infertility and taking immediate action to improve your health, your ability to conceive, and the health of your future children, is the best way to turn your dreams of motherhood into a reality.

For more information on female infertility, trust the experts at Special Care for Women. We are proud to offer treatments for hopeful mothers-to-be such as bleeding problems, hormone imbalances, or anovulation, as well as offering expert laparoscopy. Contact us on our website (http://specialcareforwomen.com/contact-us/) with your questions or call us at 256-435-2229.