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Infertility Specialist

Capital Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Rockville, MD

Couples facing infertility often feel isolated and hopeless. But if you are having difficulty getting pregnant, you aren't alone. Experts estimate that 10-15% of couples experience infertility at some point. The team of caring, compassionate OB-GYN doctors at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, Maryland want you to know that hope is available. Fertility treatments are more advanced and effective than ever. Your doctor diagnoses and works to treat infertility issues quickly to help you achieve your dream of delivering a healthy baby. Call or click to schedule a comprehensive infertility assessment today.

Infertility Q&A

What is infertility?

Couples who don’t become pregnant after having frequent, unprotected intercourse for at least a year are considered infertile. Infertility issues are complex and can be related to the man, the woman, or both partners.

While some women become pregnant after infertility without medical care, it’s smart to see a doctor if:

  • You’re between the ages of 35 and 40, and you’ve been trying to get pregnant for at least six months
  • You have irregular or non-existent menstrual cycles
  • You have painful periods
  • You’re over the age of 40
  • You have endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or other gynecological conditions
  • You’ve had more than one miscarriage

Your partner should also get a complete fertility workup to assess his sperm count and quality and check for other medical conditions that may be preventing you from getting pregnant.

What causes infertility?

Pregnancy depends on many different steps happening in perfect harmony. Any disruption in the ovulation, fertilization, and implantation process, and pregnancy can’t occur.

One-third of infertility cases are related to the female partner. For women, the most common causes of infertility are:

  • Cervical or uterine abnormalities: including problems with the cervical opening or uterine shape or size
  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage: caused by inflammation, endometriosis, sexually-transmitted disease, and other conditions
  • Ovulation disorders: conditions that impact the release of the egg from the ovary
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency: a condition where the ovaries don’t produce very many eggs or shut down prematurely

How is infertility treated?

The team of OB-GYNs at Capital Women’s Center take an integrated approach to treating infertility - using both medical and non-medical support to help you overcome every factor preventing pregnancy.

Infertility treatment begins with an in-depth health screening, review of your family history, discussion of your symptoms, and a physical exam. From there, your doctor orders diagnostic blood, hormone, and imaging tests.

Infertility treatment varies for every woman, depending on your age, condition, and fertility goals. For most women, treatment involves medication and/or surgery. Fertility drugs regulate and induce ovulation to make fertilization possible.

Surgery treats the structural issues preventing pregnancy and is usually minimally invasive with little downtime. Your doctor works with trusted specialists to help you achieve pregnancy using intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization.

There is great news for couples facing infertility. With treatment, most couples will become pregnant. Call or click to schedule your fertility appointment today.