Infertility is relatively common; it occurs in about 11 percent of reproductive age couples. Fortunately, with help from today's fertility treatments and advanced reproductive technologies, more than 80 percent of couples with infertility problems will get pregnant.
Basic Infertility Treatments Most Common
Most couples will conceive with "first level" infertility treatments such as fertility drugs, lifestyle changes or intrauterine insemination (IUI). The vast majority will not require advanced technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Infertility Treatment Plan
The type of infertility treatment depends upon the cause(s) of infertility including the presence of male infertility, the couple's infertility treatment history, and many other factors such as female age.
Contacting a Fertility Treatment Specialist
If you are having difficulty getting pregnant, one of the most positive you can take is contacting a qualified fertility specialist. The reproductive process is very complex and specialists undergo years of advanced training that allow them to deliver the best infertility care possible. Appropriate fertility tests can help determine the exact cause(s) of a couple's issues in trying to conceive and the best course of treatment.