For many people, conceiving a child can be a significant challenge. Infertility issues affect many couples for many different reasons, but the good news is there are treatment options—and there can be hope.
At Brookwood Baptist Health, our reproductive endocrinology specialists evaluate the hormonal conditions that could be hindering conception. With compassionate clinical examinations and advanced diagnostic testing, our veteran physicians can diagnose your condition and design a personalized care plan for your unique needs.
Infertility Services at Brookwood Baptist Health
In vitro fertilization (IVF) – This procedure involves removing eggs and sperm from the parents and combining them in the lab. A fertilized egg can then be implanted in the mother’s womb, or in that of her surrogate, or may even be frozen for future use.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI) – Compared with typical IVF, which uses several hundred thousand sperm, this procedure involves injecting a single sperm into the mother’s egg, to circumvent the issues of low sperm count or quality.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) – This procedure combines IVF with a pre-selection component. The objective is to prevent chromosomal abnormalities and certain genetic disorders from interfering with the implantation, pregnancy or healthy development of the baby.
Donor egg procedures – When a woman who is trying to become pregnant doesn’t have viable eggs, this procedure can be appropriate. Healthy mature eggs from a donor can be fertilized through IVF and implanted in the mother’s uterus with a minimally invasive procedure.
Treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – This endocrine disorder is a common cause for fertility problems. The ovaries appear enlarged with small cysts. Reproductive endocrinologists may treat the condition with a fertility pill, medication or surgical procedure.