Experiencing fertility challenges can be frustrating when you want to start or expand your family.
The reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at HCA Midwest Health are dedicated to helping you start a family. They work with you and your OB/GYN or primary care doctor to ensure an accurate diagnosis and to help you understand and treat infertility on your journey to conception.
We offer fertility counseling using the latest technology to diagnose and treat conditions interfering with plans to become pregnant. We can also refer our patients for comprehensive treatment options including in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
If you have questions about infertility, talk with your OB/GYN or family practice doctor. For more information about our fertility services, call us at (800) 386-9355.
There is not one universal treatment for infertility, as each patient has a unique medical history. There are, however, many fertility therapies available. A specialist will also be able to advise you on your treatment options and their associated risks. Some common infertility treatments include:
- Hormone therapies
- Minimally invasive surgery — to treat complications such as endometriosis
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
When to see a fertility doctor
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for at least one year without success, you may want to consider talking to a fertility doctor. In some cases, you may need a little more time. In other cases, you may need medical assistance to understand why you are experiencing delays in conception. However, you may want to make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility specialist) if you are:
- Younger than 35 years old and have been trying to get pregnant for a year or longer or
- Older than 35 years old and have been trying for six months or longer
You may also want to see a fertility specialist if you think you might have "secondary infertility." This condition may be present if you have already given birth and are:
- Younger than 35 years old and unable to conceive after a year or more of trying or
- Older than 35 years old and unable to conceive after six months or more of trying
Planning for conception
At HCA Midwest Health, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive women's care, which means caring for you along your journey to conception but also throughout your pregnancy.
When you do conceive, we provide a comprehensive prenatal care, including high–risk pregnancy care. Our specialists are ready to care for you and your unborn baby to help ensure a safe, healthy pregnancy and childbirth experience.