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Infertility Treatment

Some fertility problems are more easily treated than others. In general, as a woman ages, especially after age 35, her chances of getting pregnant go down. But her risk of miscarriage goes up.

If you are 35 or older, your doctor may recommend that you skip some of the steps younger couples usually take. That's because your chances of having a baby decrease with each passing year.

It's important to understand that even if you are able to get pregnant, no treatment can guarantee a healthy baby. On the other hand, scientists in this field have made many advances that have helped millions of couples have babies.

Treatment for fertility can cost a lot. And insurance often doesn't cover these expenses. If cost is a concern for you, ask how much the medicines and procedures cost. Then find out if your insurance covers any costs. Talk with your partner about what you can afford.

Thinking about this ahead of time may help keep you from becoming emotionally and financially drained from trying a series of treatments you hadn't planned for.

Treatment Options

These treatment options are offered at Chesapeake Regional. Your doctor or surgeon can help explain if you’re a candidate for any of them.

MEDICATION

Problems with ovulating. Treatment may include taking medicine, such as:

  • Clomiphene. It stimulates your ovaries to release eggs.
  • Metformin. It's used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome.

CLOMIPHENE

It stimulates your ovaries to release eggs.

HORMONE INJECTIONS

INSEMINATION

TUBAL SURGERY

If your fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, treatment may include tubal surgery.

LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

If mild to moderate endometriosis seems to be the main reason for your infertility, treatment may include laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrial tissue growth.