Gynecology - Infertility
Making miracles together with our expert fertility care.
OB GYN Associates of Southern Indiana and Boston IVF at The Women’s Hospital are making dreams come true together for individuals and couples struggling to have a baby.
Boston IVF is a national leader in fertility services. Boston IVF at The Women’s Hospital is located in Newburgh, IN –From New Albany to Newburgh is a simple 1 ½ hour drive and our comprehensive fertility services are tailored to each individual patient’s needs. Dr. Daniel Griffin, Reproductive Endocrinologist at Boston IVF performs consultation appointments at OB GYN Associates of Southern Indiana once a month. Once a patient, bloodwork and ultrasound monitoring are also done in the New Albany location.
If you or someone you know is struggling to have a baby, schedule your consultation today in New Albany. Visit bostonivfindiana.com or call 812.842.4530.
When to consider fertility services:
- No pregnancy after twelve months of trying (six months if over 35 years of age)
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- History of pelvic infections or tubal pregnancy
- Repeated miscarriages
- Fertility preservation (newly diagnosed cancer patients, family planning, etc.)
About 15% of couples in the United States are infertile, meaning that they have had sex without birth control for 6 months to one year or longer and have not gotten pregnant. Infertility can be caused by problems in a man's or woman's body.
Treating infertility - In women, eggs may not be produced or released by the ovaries, or the eggs that are produced cannot reach the uterus due to the tubes leading from the ovary to the uterus being damaged or blocked preventing the egg from becoming fertilized. Abnormalities in the uterus may also lead to infertility. Women may have an ultrasound of the pelvis, a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), a laparoscopy with chromotubation and/or blood tests and x-rays to determine the cause of infertility.
In men, sperm may not be produced in a sufficient quantity, or may be incapable of fertilizing an egg. A semen analysis can test a partner's sperm. A man may be referred to a urologist for a complete fertility workup. (Fertility Questionnaire for men)
Once the cause of infertility is determined, treatment may involve medication to help the ovaries work, such as Clomid (clomiphene citrate), basal body temperature monitoring, surgery, In-vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Sometimes the cause for infertility cannot be determined and your physician may suggest counseling to learn coping skills to help with the stress associated with infertility.
Some helpful websites are:
ACOG.org for more information.