Trying for a baby is an exciting and life-changing experience, but when months go by and you still aren’t pregnant, it can start to be a cause of significant distress. If you’re worried about your fertility the highly skilled OB/GYN specialists at AllSafe Medical Group can help. At their three locations in Los Angeles, Lynwood, and Downey, California, the AllSafe Medical Group team provides exceptional fertility services and has expertise in all the most up-to-date techniques to help you conceive. Call today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.
Infertility describes a situation in which you’ve been unsuccessful in trying to conceive a baby for a year or more.
Healthy women typically conceive within six months of finishing birth control, so if you still aren’t having any luck after a year, that indicates some kind of fertility problem.
In many cases, failure to conceive is down to factors such as stress, the pressure at work, and other issues rather than a medical problem that’s preventing conception. It’s important to lead a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced diet, watching your weight, staying fit, and managing stress when you’re trying for a baby.
You also need to make sure you have sex regularly and at your most fertile time of the month. Charting your ovulation using a calendar or an app on your smartphone can help you optimize your chances of getting pregnant.
If despite all these efforts you still can’t conceive, the team at AllSafe Medical Group can help.
The first stage in finding out what’s causing your infertility is for you and your partner to visit a member of the OB/GYN team at AllSafe Medical Group for a review of your situation and some tests.
Your OB/GYN needs to review your medical history and talk to you about your current situation. They carry out a physical exam to look for any obvious problems with your reproductive system, and they take blood for testing.
To help with making a diagnosis, your OB/GYN might carry out other diagnostic tests such as:
These tests can help determine any potential causes of your infertility, so you can start receiving treatment.
Your test results show whether you have any medical issues that could be preventing conception. If there are any problems like hormone imbalances or nutritional deficiencies, your OB/GYN can prescribe the appropriate treatment to correct these problems.
Conditions like endometriosis, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), and uterine fibroids can cause fertility problems, so treating these conditions could make a significant difference to your chances of conceiving.
It’s essential to address issues like these and optimize your health before starting on any fertility treatment. Unless underlying problems get resolved, any fertility treatments you have are likely to be far less effective.
If you still aren’t conceiving after these initial interventions, your OB/GYN can prescribe medication to stimulate ovulation. Sometimes finding the cause of infertility is a challenge, but ovulation medication can still increase the likelihood that you’ll conceive.
Some women have severe difficulties conceiving and don’t succeed with these initial treatments. If you’re still having problems, your OB/GYN can discuss other options with you like intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF)
If you’re ready to start a family, but aren’t managing to conceive, call AllSafe Medical Group today, or book an appointment online.