Infertility Specialist

De Shawndranique D Gray, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

De Shawndranique D Gray, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dallas, TX

If you and your partner have difficulty getting pregnant because of infertility, you can turn to board-certified OB/GYN specialist De Shawndranique Gray, MD, and her experienced team in Dallas, Texas. They offer a variety of infertility treatments that increase your chance of getting pregnant. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility is a condition in which you and your partner aren’t able to get pregnant despite trying for at least one year. In the United States, about 10-15% of couples struggle with infertility. 

One-third of the time, infertility results because of the man. Another one-third of infertility cases happen because of the woman. The remaining one-third of the time, the cause of infertility isn’t known or linked to the man or woman. 

What are the risk factors for infertility?

Any couple can experience infertility, but some factors increase your risk of having it. Examples include:

  • Older age
  • Marijuana use
  • Tobacco use
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol use
  • Being underweight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Gynecological abnormalities
  • Endometriosis
  • Early menopause
  • Pelvic scar tissue
  • Some cancers
  • Cancer treatments
  • Excessive caffeine intakes

Ways to increase your chance of getting pregnant include limiting caffeine, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of infertility?

Dr. Gray can diagnose infertility and its cause after reviewing your symptoms, discussing your medical history, and completing physical and pelvic exams. She may recommend you undergo blood tests, ovulation testing, ultrasounds, other imaging techniques, or procedures that use a thin, lighted scope to get an in-depth view of the inside of reproductive organs.

What are common infertility treatments?

Infertility treatments Dr. Gray might recommend you try include:

Lifestyle changes

Healthy weight management, regular exercise, more sleep, and eating nutritious foods are ways to increase your chance of getting pregnant. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs.

Fertility medications

Taking ovulation-stimulating fertility drugs can help you become pregnant if you have an ovulation disorder. 

Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

IUI is a procedure in which Dr. Gray places a sperm sample directly into your uterus at the time you normally ovulate.

Minimally invasive surgery

If a gynecological problem, such as endometrial polyps, scar tissue, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids, is the cause of your infertility, Dr. Gray offers minimally invasive procedures to treat these conditions.

Assisted reproductive technology (ART)

In vitro fertilization (IVF) and other forms of ART help you and your partner conceive when natural methods haven’t worked. IVF fertilizes an egg with sperm in a lab, allowing your specialist to implant the newly formed embryo into your uterus several days later.

If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant and need assistance, call De Shawndranique Gray, MD, to schedule an infertility consultation or book one online today.

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