5 Things to Know About Infertility Treatment
posted: Dec. 07, 2021.
Here are some things you should understand about undergoing fertility treatment.
Here at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies, we understand the struggles of infertility, which is why our Weston, FL, fertility specialists Dr. Minna Selub and Dr. Kimball Pomeroy offer a variety of treatment options to cater to every individual and couple’s needs. Before turning to us for infertility treatment, here are some things you should know first.
You Have Options
When people think of ways to treat infertility the most common treatment option they think of is in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Here at our Weston, FL, practice, we offer a variety of options to help individuals and couples fulfill their dreams of having a family. While IVF is a popular fertility treatment, we also offer intrauterine insemination (IUI), fertility medicines, surgical procedures (to correct structural and anatomical causes of fertility issues), egg and sperm donation, and surrogacy.
Check With Your Insurance
It’s important that you talk with your health insurance provider to see if fertility treatments, as well as fertility testing, are covered. Some providers cover all services, while others may only cover a portion of them. You’ll also want to make sure that our infertility specialists are in your insurance plan’s network. It’s also important to know how many fertility treatments attempts each health insurance provider will allow. If you’re still looking for an insurance plan, you will want to find one that offers as much coverage for your fertility treatments as possible.
Know When to See a Fertility Specialist
It’s important to recognize when you may need to see a fertility specialist. If you are under 35 years old, you should try a full year to get pregnant before seeing a fertility specialist. Those over 35 years old should turn to us if they’ve been trying for six months.
Causes of Infertility
While age is certainly a factor when it comes to getting pregnant, it isn’t the only factor to consider. Common causes of infertility in women include endometriosis, failure to ovulate, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Common causes of infertility in men include varicocele, low motility in sperm, and low sperm production. Since injuries or underlying disorders can be to blame for these fertility issues, it’s always a good idea to see your doctor to find out what’s going on.
The Treatment Process Takes Time
We know how eager our patients are to see results, and we want to help them achieve their dreams of parenthood, but it’s also just as important that our patients are prepared for the fertility treatment process. Many women have to undergo multiple IVF cycles to get pregnant, so it’s important to discuss the treatment process with our team so you fully understand what to expect.
If you are interested in sitting down with our Weston, FL, infertility specialists to discuss treatment options, then call Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies at (954) 217-3456 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Minna Selub and Dr. Kimball Pomeroy.