- Posted On: July 5, 2012
- Categories: Informational Articles
Couples who have been struggling to conceive over a period of time are considered infertile, and often search for options. Options to increase the chances of pregnancy include methods and practices to improve fertility in both males and females, as well as options such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Oregon Reproductive Medicine, located in Portland, Oregon, is among the highest in the nation for successful infertility options and treatments ending in a live birth for women under 35 years old.
Discovering options to increase fertility involves figuring out the possible cause(s). Doctors at Oregon Reproductive Medicine will first do a complete examination to diagnose any physical problems that may result in infertility, including:
Exhaustive health and reproductive history
Tests of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix
Tests of the fallopian tubes
Once a full assessment is completed, our specialists will discuss fertility options that can best increase your chances of conceiving.
Doctors will base infertility treatments on what they think will provide the best option for each individual patient. The best option will depend on a person’s individual situation, history, and desired outcome. Treatments include:
Oral Medications or Injectable Medication
These medication options increase fertility by stimulating ovulation through the release of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland. These often accompany other treatment(s).
IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)
A type of infertility solution in which sperm is washed and introduced directly into the uterus around the time of ovulation.
IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
This treatment uses assisted reproductive technology to fertilize a woman’s eggs outside her body.
Male Factor Options and Treatments
These infertility options address any cause of infertility because of a male’s low sperm count or function.
Viable eggs can be preserved for later use. This is often done when cancer treatment or other factors are likely to cause future fertility problems.
Egg and/or Sperm Donation
Egg and sperm donations allow an embryo to be created with either male or female factor infertility or both.
Once a full assessment is completed, fertility specialists will discuss with you which possible solution best addresses your infertility.
Learn More About Fertility Options
In addition to the fertility options themselves, we urge you to consider your timeline, comprehensive financial and insurance information, success rate statistics, and in-person visits when choosing what fertility clinic to entrust with your future.
You can find out more at a free informational seminar, where doctors from Oregon Reproductive Medicine answer all your questions and discuss the promising fertility solutions now available.
Our events take place across the country, and we may be visiting your city soon.