These short videos are provided to help fertility patients learn more about infertility, assisted reproduction, and in vitro fertilitzation (IVF). Additional content outside of our video library can be found on Midwest Fertility Center’s YouTube page– be sure to subscribe!
Deciding When To See A Fertility Expert
Have You Had Difficulty Getting Pregnant?
One of the most challenging steps in the treatment of infertility is deciding when to seek help. Many people figure that pregnancy will happen on it’s own at some point or another and ultimately, try to wait it out. Nature, however, does not always take the most direct course and time can be a valuable resource.
Fertility Pills and Treatments Meet IVF
Treat Infertility by Non-Invasive Means First, Progress to Other Treatment Options Later
Midwest Fertility Center always starts with the least invasive and easiest treatment. This typically involves the use of fertility pills, which can be combined with intrauterine insemination or directly introducing a sperm sample into the uterus.
Polycystic Ovaries Can Cause Infertility.
Irregular Ovulation, as a Result of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Can Cause Difficulty Getting Pregnant.
Polycystic Ovaries, and the related problem of not ovulating, is one of the common causes of infertility.
The most frequently seen symptom is irregular periods. Many of the women who experience this characteristically have a heavier body structure than most, especially in the midsection. Some women also see increased hair growth, too. At the same time, we occasionally treat women with polycystic ovaries who display none of these symptoms.
Endometriosis & Infertility
Fertility Treatments for Endometriosis
The only way to accurately diagnose the existence of Endometriosis is by performing a laparoscopy which is an outpatient surgical procedure; introducing a telescope under the navel, under the umbilicus and into the pelvis.
Uterine Fibroids & Infertility
Fertility Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids need to be be considered when establishing fertility treatments. When a woman has a fibroid situated inside the uterine cavity, it can interfere with implantation and work almost like an intra uterine device, preventing pregnancy and causing a host of complications.
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