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There's More than One Fertility Treatment

Maybe you've been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for six months, and you're beginning to wonder if something is wrong. But you're afraid of what you may find out if you make an appointment with a fertility doctor (reproductive endocrinologist). Not to mention, you've heard in vitro fertilization (IVF) is very expensive and may not work, so you decide to put off until tomorrow what you don't want to deal with today.


When most people hear the term “infertility treatment,” they think of IVF; however, in reality, only 20 to 30 percent of fertility patients undergo the procedure.

A fertility work-up will help you and your fertility doctor determine the right course of treatment — whether it is IVF or something else, such as:

  • fertility drugs to stimulate ovulation,
  • artificial/intrauterine insemination for less complex cases of infertility, or
  • surgery (hysteroscopy, laparoscopy or microsurgery) when there is a physical blockage of some kind that prevents the egg and sperm from meeting.

The point is, with the right course of fertility treatment, the majority of patients with infertility are able to have a baby. So don't let fear get in your way — make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility doctor).

Our Patient Care Coordinators are standing by to help you find the PERFECT fertility doctor for your needs at no cost to you! Give them a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or fill out the Contact Fertility Doctors Near Me form. They are current and former fertility patients, so they understand exactly how you're feeling (and can make you feel at ease about your consultation visit).