What Types of Infertility Solutions Are Available?

10 percent of American women have trouble getting pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Are you one of the 6 million women struggling to conceive?

Are you one of the 6 million women struggling to conceive?

Your infertility may be due to a number of factors. There are many treatment options for those unable to get pregnant or stay pregnant, regardless of their situation. If you’re interested in seeing how you can get pregnant, we’re here to help.

Read on to learn the types of infertility solutions available.

Infertility Drugs

One of the main infertility solutions in women is the use of medications. If you’re experiencing ovulation issues, this may be your best option. Infertility drugs regulate and promote ovulation.

Two prominent medications exist for the treatment of ovulation. These are:

  • Clomiphene – This drug triggers the hormones in your brain that are responsible for telling your ovaries to release an egg.
  • Gonadotropins – These work directly on your ovaries to stimulate a release of an egg.

As with any medication, there are risks. These infertility drugs are effective, but they may increase your risk of having multiple babies.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

This method is often used in conjunction with infertility drugs. It sounds like a complicated term, but it’s not. During ovulation, healthy sperm is inserted into a woman’s uterus.

This is a less invasive option than other infertility solutions. IUI gives sperm what is known as a “head start” to promote fertilization. It is used if the following situations arise:

  • The male suffers from ejaculation dysfunction
  • A cervical condition
  • Excess of cervical scar tissue

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatment

You’ve probably heard much about this method. IVF is one of the many assisted reproductive technologies scientists have developed.

Multiple healthy eggs are retrieved from the female while healthy sperm is taken from the male. The eggs and sperm are introduced in a lab dish. Several days after fertilization, the embryos are then planted directly into the woman’s uterus.

There are several factors that go into IVF. For example, if there are any issues with either the eggs or the sperm, eggs or sperm are used from a donor.

Also, if a woman’s uterus is not able to carry an embryo, a gestational carrier may be suggested. This is commonly known as surrogacy.

Assisted hatching may also be done during periods of IVF. For example, the outer covering of the embryo may be removed by a technician in order to help implant into the lining of the uterus.

Discuss Infertility Solutions with Your Doctor

There’s nothing more exciting than starting a family of your own. But if you’re struggling to make your dream come true, you’re not alone.

Millions of women suffer from infertility problems. There is hope out there. Several infertility solutions are available. Depending on your situation, you may need infertility drugs. Or, you could use both a treatment plan and medications in combination.

Are you struggling to start a family? Kofinas Fertility Group has over 30 years of experience. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about our suggested treatment options.