Infertility is a condition in which a couple has difficulty becoming pregnant. Problems with the female or male reproductive system most often cause it. While the causes of infertility are varied and complex, some common issues can be addressed in a San Diego fertility clinic.
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or using assisted reproductive techniques (ART), it can be a difficult journey. There are several possible reasons for infertility, and these can affect both partners.
- Your age
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Low male sperm count
- Implantation failure
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Low sperm motility (the ability of sperm to swim toward an egg)
Best infertility treatments
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique couples use to achieve pregnancy. IVF aims to create an embryo outside the body, using sperm and eggs from the couple combined with a donor egg or donated sperm.
The process involves taking several steps to create an embryo. First, oocytes (eggs) are retrieved from the woman’s ovaries. These are then mixed with sperm in a lab dish or test tube. After fertilization, an embryo is created in a petri dish and transferred into the woman’s uterus via in vitro fertilization.
Intrauterine insemination is a fertility treatment that involves using a catheter to insert sperm directly into the uterus. IUI is recommended for couples who have been trying to conceive for more than six months but have not yet been able to conceive after two or more cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI).
The IUI procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can be done in your doctor’s office or at a fertility clinic. Sometimes, the sperm may need to be collected from your partner before you receive the treatment.
A donor egg is a woman’s egg that has been removed from her body, fertilized with the sperm of a man, and then implanted into another woman. Donor eggs are used in cases of female infertility where insufficient ova (eggs) or embryos are available for implantation. This can be due to conditions such as premature ovarian failure, cancer, or other diseases that affect fertility. In these circumstances, donor eggs can be used to treat infertility.
Donor eggs have been used to treat both male and female infertility. They have an excellent success rate compared with other infertility treatments, including IVF and IUI treatment.
A gestational carrier is a woman who has had a child with the same man but does not carry the baby herself. The child’s mother will donate her egg to be fertilized by the intended father’s sperm and implanted in an anonymous donor’s uterus. The recipient uterus is usually that of another woman or a woman who has already carried children through surrogacy.
If you have tried everything and have not been able to become pregnant, it may be time to consider fertility treatments from Gen 5 Fertility. Through fertility treatments, you will have higher chances of becoming a parent.