Every year thousands of people seek medical assistance because they want a child, but have not been successful in getting pregnant even after a year or more of unprotected sexual activity. Infertility strikes both men and women equally, so that both partners need to be involved in the diagnostic and treatment process. Factors that may affect a person’s inability to conceive include:
- A woman’s age
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Problems affecting ovarian function
- Male factors such as low sperm count or poor sperm motility
- Diseases such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, tubal disease
Coping with infertility can lead to frustration, anger, and a sense of loss. The best way to deal with these feelings is to become educated about the causes of infertility, the variety of treatments that are available and their costs so that you can make an informed decision about your individual treatment plan.
What are IVF and IUI?
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is one treatment option that is often used in cases where male infertility or problems with ovulation are an issue. IUI is a low-tech option which involves placing a concentrated sperm sample into the uterus via a transfer catheter. Fertility medications are often used in conjunction with IUI in cases involving irregular ovulation.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), on the other hand, is more of a high-tech treatment. It involves the removal of mature eggs and fertilizing them outside of the woman’s body. If sperm motility or a low sperm count are an issue, artificial insemination can be used to inject the sperm directly into the eggs instead of letting nature take its course. After fertilization occurs, the embryos are transferred back to the woman’s uterus.
At Red Rock our goal is your pregnancy
Your OB/GYN should be able to answer your initial questions and may even be able to offer you limited fertility treatments. But, if you have a persistent problem, your condition is best treated by a fertility specialist. Red Rock Fertility Clinic in Las Vegas was designed by Dr. Eva Littman, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s most trusted and honored fertility specialists. Dr. Littman’s goal was to offer patients a more holistic approach to treatment by providing the latest advances in medical treatments for infertility in combination with hands-on personalized care.
Red Rock is a modern, boutique-style center where you are treated as patient, not a number. You will see Dr. Littman for all of your appointments. They are both readily accessible to help guide you through your individualized treatment program. Red Rock Fertility uses the latest technology and techniques to increase your chances of getting pregnant. They are one of the few IVF centers in Nevada to have three embryologists on staff as well having the only certified clean room IVF laboratory in Nevada.
Take the first step to adding a new love to your life. Call Red Rock to schedule your consultation.