Male and Female Infertility Treatments
While the causes of infertility vary from person to person, the journey to parenthood follows a similar route for many. Whatever the cause of your fertility issues male-factor, female-factor or both your physician will use the latest technologies and proven treatments to offer you your very best chance of building your family.
Your Personalized Plan
After a full consultation with you, Dr. Koulianos or Dr. Inge will develop a personalized infertility treatment plan to address your specific fertility challenges. From the very beginning until you graduate from our center, we will ensure that you have the information that you need to make an informed decision about each procedure. We understand that the journey is far more than clinical, and take into careful consideration not just your medical needs, but also your emotional comfort and your financial situation when developing your treatment plan. The following options may be recommended to you, depending on your unique needs.
Fertility medications are taken orally to make ovulation more predictable and consistent. For women with infrequent ovulation, the goal is to increase frequency to one egg per cycle. For women with regular ovulation, the goal is to increase ovulation to two eggs per cycle. Any increase can improve pregnancy rates. Fertility medications can occasionally cause the ovulation of three eggs, making twins or triplets a possibility. While our aim is a healthy pregnancy and birth of a single child, the chance of multiples should be considered and discussed with your physician before taking fertility medications.
Injectable hormones are often used in conjunction with oral fertility medications to increase ovulation to two to four eggs per cycle. This can increase the rate of a pregnancy and also the rate of a pregnancy with multiple babies.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is the treatment of choice to deliver sperm directly into the female reproductive tract. IUI can be performed during a natural cycle, or combined with fertility medications with or without injectable hormones.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an extremely effective procedure. In many cases fertility medications (oral or injected) and IUI are the first course of treatment. Typically, if that route is not successful after three cycles, IVF is performed.
We are happy to speak with you about your unique fertility challenges and explore any steps we can take together to help you to overcome them. Please feel free to contact us at 251-438-4200.