For some couples, becoming pregnant is a challenge. Infertility is the inability to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. Ten to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. Although many couples are really subfertile rather than infertile, they are often considered infertile when they haven't conceived despite trying for one year.
A year of trying is usually the point to start seeking medical support, as the monthly chance of pregnancy is four percent or less after one year. Faster evaluation may be appropriate for women over the age of 35, when there are known medical conditions that interfere with fertility or if trying to conceive causes significant stress.
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at University Women’s Care are here to help by offering the latest reproductive technologies and procedures to enhance the possibility of conception. They understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that infertility can have on a woman or man.
Infertility is not just a woman's problem. Causes can involve one or both partners. In fact, the incidence of sperm problems is on the rise, accounting for up to half of infertility causes, according to some studies. In other instances, couples want to plan ahead to ensure fertility after a disease such as cancer.
Our empathic care team not only includes obstetrics/gynecologist (OB/GYN) physicians with subspecialty board certification in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), but also provides broad support from nursing, embryology, financial counseling, and other backgrounds.
Working together, we specialize in determining the cause of fertility challenges and offering the most effective treatment options. We provide a full range of services depending on your needs. These can include counseling, office hysteroscopy, inseminations, ovulation induction, superovulation, in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, pre-implantation genetic counseling and screening, and more.
Specialty services, including infertility evaluations and treatments, are offered at our clinic designed especially for our female patients' comfort. University Physicians – Women's Specialty Care at Mirror Lake is located on Layfair Drive in Flowood, across from Mirror Lake Plaza. The clinic is easy to access and beautifully designed to ensure comfort, privacy, and the highest quality of care
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