June 02, 2014
According to the CDC, the number of women ages 15-44 with the impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a baby to term has risen to 6.7 million. Although infertility is common, you can maximize your chance of pregnancy by seeking prompt evaluation and treatment, explains Dr. Celeste Brabec, medical director at the Reproductive Resources Center and one of the leading fertility experts in the region. The Reproductive Resources Center, located at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, is one of the most advanced high-risk programs for mother and baby. To date, the facility has helped with more than 10,000 births, of which 4,400 were through IVF treatment alone.