Georgia Reproductive Specialists' Infertility 101

The diagnosis of infertility is often very overwhelming for patients. Not only are they faced with the news that conceiving a child is only possible through medical treatment, they are also presented with information that is totally new to them. New medical jargon along with recommendations for treatments and tests that are completely unfamiliar can be very intimidating for the newly diagnosed. Georgia Reproductive Specialists believes in creating a partnership with the patient and we have found that the most successful partnerships occur when the patient is well-informed and can play an active role in their treatment. We value an open and ethical relationship with each patient in an environment that fosters trust and mutual respect, an environment where questions are welcome and encouraged.

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), twelve percent of all infertility cases are a result of either weighing too much or too little. Maintaining a healthy body weight may increase your chances of a successful and healthy pregnancy. For more information on establishing a healthy diet, please visit the following links:

http://www.lowglycemicdiet.com
http://www.glycemicindex.com

This section of ivf.com is dedicated to educating the patient about infertility. You will find basic information about diagnoses, testing procedures and pregnancy tools along with a glossary of infertility terms and medical articles related to specific conditions and treatment options. If you have additional questions after reading this information, please review our FAQs or submit a question on our Ask the Expert page. You can also find additional information, including books, Web sites and organizations, in our Resources section.


Overview
Infertility Work Up
Common Diagnoses
Pregnancy Tools
Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for the OB/Gyn


Quick Facts.
You are not alone
Infertility affects one in eight couples or 7.3 million people in the U.S. 12% of women of reproductive age experience difficulty having a baby.
Don't delay
If you are 35 or older, seek the help of a trained reproductive endocrinologist.
It takes two
Infertility affects both women and men equally. Both partners should be tested to determine the cause and chart a individualized treatment strategy.
When to try
Learn more about your reproductive health and simple ways to predict a woman’s most fertile time.
Know your options
Nearly 90% of infertility cases are treatable with medication, surgery or the assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization.
American College of Embryology

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