If you’re struggling to become pregnant, you’re certainly not alone. Infertility is a common problem, and brings many women from Bolingbrook, Illinois, to the care of Ketan Jobanputra, MD, FACOG, FACS, of Femcare OB-GYN and Smita Jobanputra, MD, FACOG, and. The professional and caring atmosphere can provide a level of comfort most needed during these complex and emotional times in a couples’ life. Femcare is a doctor centered infertility practice where patients are taken care of by their doctor, from the first appointment to the last. They offer personalized, compassionate care. Schedule a visit online or call today to explore solutions.
Infertility occurs when a woman or couple tries to conceive a child but encounters difficulties. In medical terms, infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after one full year of actively trying to conceive. For women over the age of 35, infertility is diagnosed after six months of trying.
In order for a woman to become pregnant, a number of things must occur, including:
A problem with any of these essential steps will prevent successful pregnancy. It’s important to note that infertility is not solely a women’s health issue; many times an issue with the male’s sperm count is a contributing factor.
The answer depends on your age and the urgency you feel about becoming pregnant.
For other couples, having a baby is something they’ve planned for and anticipated for some time. Many couples plan their careers and finances around starting a family and want things to go according to plan. In these instances, coming in for fertility care is a great way to get started.
Research shows that fertility naturally declines after the age of 35. Women who are at or beyond that age should take a more aggressive approach to infertility services.
In short, it’s never the wrong time to come in for a thorough fertility assessment and a discussion of options.
What counseling services are offered for infertility?
Femcare OB-GYN offers the following counseling service for infertility :
We understand infertility treatment can be an emotional rollercoaster. You may have feelings of anxiety, frustration, and excitement. We believe in a holistic approach with yoga, meditation and nutrition counseling.
Your infertility care plan depends on the results of numerous diagnostic efforts. A routine pelvic exam is a starting point, and labs also provide insight into how your reproductive system is functioning. We use the most advanced technologies to conduct the following diagnostic examinations:
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
- Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SIS)
- Office Hysteroscopy
- Semen Analysis
In some cases, there’s a clear reason for challenges with conception. Uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome are all examples. In those cases, treating the gynecologic condition is the starting point. In some instances, there is no clear cause for infertility.
This in-office procedure, also known as “artificial insemination” involves placing “washed” sperm into the uterus, with a small catheter through the cervix. Sperm can be from the husband, or from frozen donor sperm, depending upon your situation and needs. Read more
This is a procedure performed on women who have had their tubes “tied,” and is their only cause for infertility. Tubal ligation reversal (reanastomosis) is a surgical procedure, which can restore the function of fallopian tubes after tubal ligation. The success of pregnancy ranges from 50-55%. Read more
Donors and Surrogacy
Using an Egg Donor
There are several options to find the candidate that is the best fit. We can help you search through the donor profiles for specific criteria such as ethnicity, education, or physical appearance. Our office can accommodate you with both fresh donor egg options and frozen donor egg options. Read more
We offer guidance and services for your surrogacy (gestational carrier) treatment. Surrogates are usually somebody you are familiar with. You may already have a surrogate (gestational carrier) in mind that you’d like to use for your treatment, or you can choose one with the help of a surrogacy agency. Read more
Male Infertility Services
We offer guidance and services for males who have low sperm count and motility. We have consultation appointments available with urologists that can retrieve sperm from the testes. Read more
Rest assured, you’ll have the guidance and support of our infertility specialist Dr. Ketan Jobanputra at Femcare OB-GYN as you navigate infertility treatments. Your practitioners are happy to provide information about all paths to motherhood, including in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, and other options.
Call the office today to get started. Online booking is also an option and takes very little time to complete.