Infertility

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University Reproductive Associates

Reproductive Endocrinologists & Infertility and Reproductive Medicine located in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Hoboken, NJ & Wayne, NJ

More than 6 million women of childbearing age have difficulty getting or staying pregnant. Though common, not being able to bear children can affect your emotional health and strain your relationship. The fertility experts at University Reproductive Associates, with office locations in Hasbrouck Heights, Wayne, and Hoboken, New Jersey, take an individualized approach to infertility and offer many innovative solutions to improve your chances of conception. Call the office or request an appointment online to schedule your infertility consultation.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive a child after 12 months of trying (or six months for women 35 and older) or pregnancies that end in miscarriage or stillbirth. Many couples struggle with infertility. 

Though women carry much of the guilt when it comes to infertility, the cause is equally divided between the sexes. In one-third of cases, the problem is due to infertility in the woman, one-third of cases the infertility is caused by the man, and one-third of cases the cause is either both the man and women or no known cause.

What causes infertility in women?

Infertility in women is most often caused by problems with ovulation. Every month, during your menstrual cycle, your ovary releases an egg for fertilization. If you’re not releasing an egg, you can’t get pregnant. Abnormalities that affect the structure or function of your reproductive organs may also cause infertility, such as blocked fallopian tubes.

Many gynecological conditions may increase your risk of infertility, such as:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Uterine septum

Medical conditions can also interfere with your fertility, such as thyroid disease, diabetes, or elevated prolactin — a hormone that controls lactation. 

What can I expect during an infertility evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive and compassionate evaluation when you come in to see the specialists at University Reproductive Associates for your infertility. The team asks detailed questions about your gynecological, medical, and family history, as well as your partner’s medical history. 

They perform a thorough examination that includes a physical and pelvic exam, as well as lab work. Diagnostic testing may also be recommended, such as an ultrasound or MRI. 

The team may also request lab work from your partner. 

How is infertility treated?

The fertility specialists at University Reproductive Associates develop individualized treatment plans for the management of your infertility. The team offers many innovative fertility solutions, including:

  • Prescription medications to improve ovulation
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Surgery to remove barriers that may affect conception

The team may also focus on treating the underlying medical condition affecting your fertility. 

For sensitive and innovative solutions for your infertility, contact University Reproductive Associates by phone or online today.