Reproductive endocrinology answers your fertility questions
If you’re ready to have a child, but facing fertility challenges, a reproductive endocrinologist can help. We assist patients who:
- Need fertility testing
- Have been diagnosed with a reproductive disorder
- Want to review your options for fertility treatments
Main Line Health offers reproductive endocrinology services at locations throughout the Philadelphia region to help both men and women facing infertility.
Treatments and options for couples facing infertility
There are many problems that may cause infertility, including:
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Low sperm count or poor sperm quality
- Pelvic adhesions (scar tissue)
- Side effects of chemotherapy or other cancer treatments
- Uterine fibroids
In addition, some couples find that they can become pregnant, but experience repetitive miscarriage.
Main Line Health offers a variety of diagnostic tests and treatment options to help with your fertility problem, including:
- Artificial insemination
- Fertility medications
- Reproductive surgeries
Procedures such as in vitro fertilization can make it possible for previously infertile couples to conceive. During in vitro fertilization, the woman’s eggs are combined with the man’s sperm outside of the body and then placed back into the woman’s uterus for pregnancy.
Planning for your future reproductive needs
For women facing advanced maternal age or a genetic condition that prevents them from producing healthy eggs, Main Line Health offers egg donation and egg freezing. Egg donors can be someone you know, such as a family member or friend, or they may be anonymous. Egg freezing enables you to save healthy eggs, prior to menopause or cancer treatment, to use to become pregnant at a later time.
If in vitro fertilization is the best option for you, you may want to make sure the embryos implanted have the greatest chance for healthy growth. Main Line Health offers advanced screening options for embryos including preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) for embryos.