Infertility

North Atlanta Women's Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Johns Creek, GA & Alpharetta, GA

Few things are more troubling than encountering difficulty conceiving a child. The team at North Atlanta Women’s Care understands the stress that accompanies infertility and offers compassionate care to women and couples from in and around Johns Creek, Georgia. If you’re trying to get pregnant and aren’t achieving the desired results, schedule a visit with North Atlanta Women’s Care as soon as possible. Online scheduling is available, or you’re always welcome to contact the office by phone to set up your visit.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility involves a problem with you or your partner’s reproductive system that prevents you from conceiving a child. It’s a common issue that affects an estimated 10-15% of American couples. Usually, you won’t receive a diagnosis of infertility until you’ve tried to conceive for at least one year without success.

That said, there’s nothing wrong with coming in for a fertility evaluation earlier. That’s especially true if you’re over the age of 35.

It’s important to note that while infertility is often considered a women’s health issue, researchers estimate that around one-third of all infertility cases are based on problems with the male reproductive system, and another third can be attributed to issues affecting both partners or that have no discernible cause.

What causes infertility in women?

Problems with ovulation are the most common cause of infertility in women. If there is no egg present, fertilization cannot occur. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of ovulation issues and often goes undiagnosed until a woman encounters fertility challenges.

Additional issues that can affect fertility include:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Physical uterine abnormalities
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Previous surgery for an ectopic pregnancy

Determining the cause of infertility is not always a straightforward process, which can be frustrating for you and your partner.

How can you treat infertility?

Your treatment path depends on the likely cause of your fertility struggles. If your gynecologist identifies a medical condition like endometriosis, PCOS,  or uterine fibroids, treating that condition can increase your chances of conceiving a child.

For women with no clear cause for infertility, or for whom treating existing conditions has no effect, medication can help. Most of these medications work to prompt or regulate ovulation.

Intrauterine insemination is another option and works by injecting prepared sperm directly into your uterus to increase the chances of conception. Assisted reproductive technology can help you get pregnant. The process involves removing your eggs and creating embryos that are then placed into your uterus.  

If you’re struggling to get pregnant, you have options. Schedule an appointment to meet with the team at North Atlanta Women’s Care to explore those options and find the path that’s right for you.