When women are healthy, young, and trying to get pregnant, they’re shocked when a year goes by, and they still haven’t conceived. Yet 12-15% of couples are infertile after a year of trying. The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology have helped many women overcome infertility and achieve a successful pregnancy. The first step is to schedule an infertility evaluation using online booking or by calling the office in Lancaster, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Ephrata, Intercourse, Willow Street, or Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
You should schedule an infertility evaluation at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology when you meet any of the following criteria.
At any age, undergoing a thorough evaluation with counseling before trying to conceive can increase your chance of becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.
Age is the most important factor in women’s ability to get pregnant because their fertility starts to decline after the age of 30 and rapidly drops after 35-40.
In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is male factor infertility. In another one-third of couples, the problem is found in the woman.
These are some of the most common causes of female infertility:
During your infertility evaluation, you may undergo a variety of tests such as ovulation testing, hormone testing, and ultrasound imaging. If an underlying cause is identified, your treatment is customized to target that problem.
Your clinician may recommend drugs that trigger ovulation or minimally invasive surgery to treat problems that cause infertility such as fibroids and endometriosis.
You may also be a good candidate for assisted reproductive technology, such as:
If you’ve tried for six months to a year and still can’t get pregnant, call May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology to book an appointment online.