For the most part, your first appointment will consist of getting a game plan together. You might find it very helpful to bring a list of any particular questions you might have to your first appointment.
I've been diagnosed with unexplained infertility - what does that mean?
A diagnosis of unexplained infertility is given to approximately 10% to 20% of infertile couples. In these instances, despite going through the usual fertility testing procedures, no reason or cause can be found as to why the couple is having troubles conceiving.
While this can be incredibly frustrating and discouraging, it is important to remember that scientific knowledge is limited. While there may very well be a reason for your infertility, the appropriate testing and diagnostic procedures have yet to be created for it.
What treatment options are available for infertility?
Although you may not realize it, there are many infertility treatment options available. While some might think that if you are infertile, you must choose between IVF and being childess, this is not the case. In many cases, surgery is sufficient treatment to repair a damaged or blocked tube. There are also numerous medications that can help stabilize hormonal imbalances or promote proper ovulation.
And, while IVF is a popular treatment choice among those who decide to use ART methods, only 2% of all infertile couples turn to IVF to help them conceive. Other infertility treatments inlcude IUI, adoption, surrogacy and using a donor.