For some couples, becoming pregnant is a challenge. Ten to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. Infertility is the inability to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. Although many couples are really subfertile rather than infertile, they are often considered infertile when they haven't conceived despite trying for one year.
This is usually the point to start seeking medical support as the monthly chance of pregnancy is 4 percent or less after one year. Faster evaluation may be appropriate for women over the age of 35, when there are known medical conditions that interfere with fertility, or if trying to conceive causes significant stress.
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at University Women’s Care are here to help by offering the latest reproductive technologies and procedures to enhance the possibility of conception. They understand the physical, emotional and financial toll that infertility can have on a woman or man.
Infertility is not just a woman's problem. Causes can involve one or both partners. In fact, the incidence of sperm problems is on the rise, accounting for up to half of infertility causes, according to some studies. In other instances, couples want to plan ahead to ensure fertility after a disease, such as cancer.
Our empathic care team not only includes obstetrics/gynecologist (OB/GYN) physicians with subspecialty board certification in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), but also provides broad support from nursing, embryology, financial counseling and other backgrounds.
Working together, we specialize in determining the cause of fertility challenges and offering the most effective treatment options. We provide a full range of services depending on your needs. These can include counseling, office hysteroscopy, inseminations, ovulation induction, superovulation, in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, pre-implantation genetic counseling and screening, and more.
Specialty services, including infertility evaluations and treatments, are offered at our clinic designed especially for our female patients' comfort. University Physicians - Women's Specialty Care at Mirror Lake is located on Layfair Drive in Flowood, across from Mirror Lake Plaza. The clinic is easy to access and beautifully designed to ensure comfort, privacy and the highest quality of care.
- Female infertility
- Male infertility
- Secondary infertility
Fertility services and assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
- Flexible office hysteroscopy
- Fertility-preserving surgery for gynecologic conditions
- Laparoscopic and open tubal reanastomosis (tubal ligation reversal)
- Follicular monitoring
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS)
- Donor egg and gestational carrier IVF
- Frozen embryo transfer
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Cyropreservation of embryos, unfertilized eggs and sperm
- Fertility preservation for cancer patients
- Patient education
- Evaluation of the male with semen analysis in collaboration with urology for more detailed studies (male factor infertility)
- Ovulation/hormonal analysis
- Sonohystogram for evaluation of the uterine cavity
- Tubal/pelvic evaluation by hysterosalpingogram and laparoscopy
- Patient education
Other reproductive/endocrine disorders
- Evaluation and treatment
- Menstrual disorders
- Delayed puberty
- Hirsutism/androgen excess
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Premature ovarian failure
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
- Uterine myoma (fibroids)
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