Conception is a complex process. For a woman to become pregnant, her ovaries must produce healthy, mature eggs, which can be fertilized by sperm. If the eggs are fertilized, the zygote will through the fallopian tubes to the uterus, where it can implant, resulting in pregnancy. At Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health, our doctors can help you understand common infertility causes, diagnose your particular condition, and create a treatment plan to improve your chances for conception. In the following blog post, we explain common female infertility causes and explain how our Scottsdale fertility specialists can help you combat them.
Your general well-being can have a tremendous influence on your ability to become pregnant. The following conditions and behaviors can interfere with your ability to conceive:
Our doctors will work with your primary care physician, nutritionist, or other specialists to determine an appropriate fertility treatment to address these systemic health concerns.
Your endometrium is the membrane that lines your uterus to allow for embryo implantation. It thickens throughout your monthly reproductive cycle and your body sheds it during menstruation. Improper endometrial function can disrupt implantation and your overall reproductive function. There are two primary endometrial conditions that can cause female infertility:
If you suffer from either of these conditions and wish to become pregnant, our fertility specialists may perform uterine surgery or prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to help manage your symptoms. We may also recommend IVF (in vitro fertilization) to help patients with these disorders conceive.
Some women do not ovulate properly. This could be related to insufficient egg volume, hormonal imbalances, poor ova quality, or a condition called PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which occurs when fluid-filled growths develop on the follicles and prevent healthy egg development. Our specialists can provide hormone therapy, guide you through the IVF process, or, in severe cases, recommend using an egg donor to help women with ovulatory issues conceive.
Damage, inflammation, or other obstruction of the fallopian tubes can prevent a woman from becoming pregnant. To treat tubal factor infertility, our doctors can perform surgery or recommend IVF to circumvent this structural problem.
Our experienced fertility specialists can diagnose and treat a variety of female infertility causes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you conceive.