Infertility Affects Millions of Women. Help is Available.
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. offers a full range of infertility services that are tailored to fit your individual needs. The information presented here is intended to help you make informed decisions about your care but should not serve as a substitute for discussing your individual situation with a physician.
The exact evaluation and treatment will vary among individuals and is also influenced by any previous evaluations and treatments you may have had. Infertility programs have different approaches to the way testing and treatment is done. There is no "one best way" to treat infertility patients. Being informed about your treatment is extremely important in helping to determine what is the right choice for your care. Our goal at California IVF is to provide you with diagnostic and therapeutic options tailored to you. By selecting the most appropriate treatment, we will be able to maximize your potential for conceiving.
Infertility is an impairment in the ability to achieve pregnancy. There are multiple causes for infertility including male and female factors. In the United States there are about 6 million women and their partners affected by infertility. As a result of treatment, pregnancy rates can be significantly improved. The chance of becoming pregnant in a young couple with adequate frequency of intercourse is estimated to be 25% in 1 month, 70% by 6 months, and 90% by 1 year. The chance of becoming pregnant after this time frame is as very low. As few as 5% of the couples that did not become pregnant in the first year will become pregnant by waiting an additional 6 to 12 months without treatment. Age has a significant impact on the chances of becoming pregnant as well. Women over age 35 will experience a reduction in their chances of becoming pregnant. These chances decline rapidly, therefore women should be informed of the potential hazards of delaying treatment.
The causes of infertility can be broadly grouped into what are called factors. A problem with the fallopian tube would, for example, be referred to as a tubal factor. These factors are represented below with an estimate of their occurrence in couples presenting for fertility care.
|Tubal Factor||Unexplained Infertility|
|Age Related Infertility||Male Factor|
For more information on the causes of infertility, click the desired link above. Some women may have more than one problem. Couples likewise may have combined male and female infertility.
There are several lifestyle changes that have been shown to be very beneficial. Quitting smoking can be one of the single most important changes people can make when trying to conceive. Even second hand smoke can have a significant impact on eggs and sperm. Research has also shown smoking can have negative effects on developing embryos and newborns.
California IVF also recommends diet and exercise as a way of promoting your fertility. Weight loss can lead to improved rates of conception and maintenance of pregnancy. We have a simple to understand yet highly-effective diet program that has a very impressive track record. Many women are able to conceive without advanced fertility treatments!