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Obstetrics & Gynecology & Infertility Specialists in Bolingbrook, IL

Infertility
Infertility services offered in Bolingbrook, IL

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 Q & A

What is infertility?

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:

  • Her ovaries must release an egg
  • That egg must encounter sperm in order for fertilization to occur
  • The fertilized egg must move through her fallopian tube
  • As cells rapidly multiple, the developing embryo must attach securely within her uterus

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. 

 

When should I seek treatment for infertility?

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 :

Financial Counseling

The team can guide you with financial options for your infertility treatment. Femcare OB-GYN’s financial experts will provide you with affordable upfront treatment cost, help explore Insurance coverage and help you with other financial options like loans.

 

What are some treatment options for infertility?

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.

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.

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.