Once a diagnosis has been made, we have specific treatment plans that will overcome every cause of infertility. While there are common elements, each plan is customized to the individual patient.
What to Expect
A vital concept to remember while undergoing treatments is to know what to expect. For example, the normal ability for a couple to conceive approximates only 20% per month. It is not as easy as most people think. Only 1 in 5 couples are pregnant per month when everything functions correctly. It takes an average of 3 to 6 months for most to conceive. Thus, if a treatment effectively overcomes the barrier causing infertility, then we typically expect only 20% to get pregnant. This is the reason why all treatments extend over a 3 to 6 month time frame.
How Long to Continue Treatment
The second concept that is equally important is to know when to quit a certain treatment plan. Too many people quit too soon or extend ineffective treatments too long leading to further frustration and hopelessness. It is crucial to see a skilled physician properly trained in treating infertility for the highest rate and least cost of achieving a successful pregnancy.