Austin Area OB/GYN & Fertility offers a comprehensive Fertility program to assist their patients. Because conception is time sensitive, we see patients 365 days a year for fertility visits. Unlike most OB/GYN practices, we provide intrauterine inseminations in our office. Essentially, we can provide most infertility treatments before patients need a referral to a specialist for expensive in vitro techniques.
The above fertility packet includes some basic information about your next steps as well as a glossary of terms.
How common is it for a couple to have difficulty conceiving?
Approximately one in six couples will experience infertility after one year of attempting conception.
Is infertility more likely to be a “male problem” or a “female problem”?
Male problems (low sperm counts, motility, etc) and “female problems (ovulation, tubal blockage, endometriosis, etc) have about the same likelihood of resulting in infertility. In approximately one third of cases, combined (male and female) issues exist.
Can Austin Area OB/GYN and Fertility help?
We are very proud of our high percentages of success stories. Please call for an appointment.
What happens at a “Fertility Consult”?
The process of diagnosing possible causes begins. We recognize this can be a difficult journey and we are honored to assist and support you in it.
- We begin with a medical history, with emphasis on possible infertility causes. A review of menstrual cycles can often determine if ovulation is a likely problem. Painful periods may reveal clues for endometriosis. Heavy bleeding may be a sign of uterine fibroids.
- A pelvic exam is the next step
- A pelvic ultrasound may be indicated to further identify possible fertility issues
- Laboratory tests may be ordered for ovulation testing, semen analysis, hormone analysis
What if ovulation is the problem?
Ovulation enhancing medication can often be an easy fix. These medications can be prescribed and monitored by your Austin Area Ob/Gyn provider.
What if the semen analysis reveals Male Factor infertility?
Supplements can help. Urology consultation may be necessary and a simple technique known as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) can be performed in the office.
What if I need surgery to diagnose or treat fertility problems?
All of the Austin Area Ob/Gyn physicians are experts in minimally invasive surgery. Diagnostic laparoscopy can be performed in an outpatient setting with only band-aid incisions and rapid recovery.