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 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.
Any couple can experience infertility, but some factors increase your risk of having it. Examples include:
Ways to increase your chance of getting pregnant include limiting caffeine, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.
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.
Infertility treatments Dr. Gray might recommend you try include:
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.
Taking ovulation-stimulating fertility drugs can help you become pregnant if you have an ovulation disorder.
IUI is a procedure in which Dr. Gray places a sperm sample directly into your uterus at the time you normally ovulate.
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.
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.