Infertility is common, affecting more than six million women of childbearing age in the United States. The team at North Atlanta Women's Specialists, with an East Cobb office in Marietta, Johns Creek office in Duluth, and Northside and Midtown offices in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in the diagnosis and management of infertility in women. If you’re struggling to get pregnant or stay pregnant, the compassionate team can help. Contact the office nearest you by phone or book an appointment online today.
In women, infertility is the inability to conceive after 12 months of trying, or six months of trying if you’re 35 or older. Infertility also includes women who experience frequent miscarriages.
Infertility affects many couples. Though women often carry the burden of guilt when unable to conceive, infertility affects men and women equally.
In most cases, infertility in women develops due to problems with ovulation. During a menstrual cycle, your ovary releases an egg, which then travels down the fallopian tube towards your uterus.
Your egg must then join with sperm for fertilization. Once sperm fertilizes your egg, it then implants itself into your uterus for nourishment, growth, and development.
You may experience infertility if there is an issue with any of these steps. For example, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may prevent monthly ovulation, or endometriosis may create scar tissue along the fallopian tube halting movement of the egg and sperm for fertilization.
Fibroids and structural abnormalities in your reproductive organs may also affect your ability to conceive.
North Atlanta Women's Specialists take an individualized approach to treating infertility. The team conducts comprehensive evaluations to better understand the cause of your difficulties, which may include:
Based on the information gathered, the team develops your personalized infertility treatment plan. For issues related to ovulation, the team may prescribe medications that increase the number of eggs you release each month. They may combine artificial insemination with the mediation to increase your chances of pregnancy.
For scar tissue, fibroids, or any other structural abnormality, the team may recommend surgical interventions. When possible, the skilled OB/GYN team uses a minimally invasive surgical approach to reduce scarring and speed up recovery.
They may also suggest in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
In addition to diagnosis and treatment of infertility, North Atlanta Women's Specialists offers family planning. The experienced OB/GYN team provides consultations to discuss your contraceptive options to help prevent or delay pregnancy. The full-service OB/GYN practice offers all available birth control methods to meet any need.
For compassionate care for infertility from an experienced team, contact North Atlanta Women's Specialists by phone or book an appointment online today.