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Infertility services offered in Shenandoah, The Woodlands, TX

Infertility affects about 10-15% of couples in the United States. If this statistic includes you, but you’d like to conceive, turn to New Beginnings OB/GYN, serving patients in The Woodlands, and the surrounding communities in Texas, including Conroe, Spring, Cleveland, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Tomball, Huntsville, Livingston, and College Station. Board-certified OB/GYN specialists Rania Ibrahim, DO, FACOG, Christina Parmar, MD, and their staff offer treatments for infertility to increase your chance of becoming pregnant. Call the office in Shenandoah, Texas, to schedule an appointment or reach out online.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility occurs when you and your partner aren’t able to get pregnant despite trying for at least a year. Fortunately, treatment increases your chance of getting pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy to term. See your New Beginnings OB/GYN provider at the first sign of infertility struggles.

What causes infertility?

The cause of infertility in women isn’t always known, but risk factors include:

  • Ovulation disorders
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Cervix or uterine abnormalities
  • Polyps 
  • Tumors
  • Fallpian tube blockages, inflammation, or damage
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Early menopause
  • Cancer or its treatments
  • Being over age 35
  • Alcohol use
  • Tobacco use
  • Being overweight
  • Being underweight

Ways to maximize fertility include not using nicotine, drugs, or alcohol, limiting caffeine, and getting regular moderate exercise. Eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep, and maintain an ideal body weight. Have your partner get tested for infertility too.

How does my doctor determine the cause of infertility?

To find out what’s causing infertility, your OB/GYN specialist discusses your lifestyle habits, symptoms, and medical history with you. They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam, including a gynecological exam and a Pap test. 

Your specialist could recommend blood tests, ovary tests, hormone testing, a pelvic ultrasound, or X-rays to get an in-depth view of your reproductive organs. New Beginnings OB/GYN providers might use a hysteroscopy or laparoscopy to look inside your cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. 

How is infertility treated?

Your personalized infertility treatment plan depends on the cause of infertility and your lifestyle. The New Beginnings OB/GYN specialists might recommend you try fertility drugs, intrauterine insemination, gynecological surgery, injections, or in vitro fertilization. 

Some women may need to use donor eggs or a gestational carrier (surrogate) to have a successful pregnancy. Maintain healthy lifestyle habits and see your OB/GYN specialist for routine follow-up appointments to increase your chance of getting pregnant.

If you struggle with infertility but would like to conceive, call the New Beginnings OB/GYN office or schedule an appointment online today.