Obstetrics and Gynecologist in West Houston, TX

About one in five women in the United States have difficulties getting pregnant. At Elite Women’s Care Center, the board-certified OB/GYNs specialize in compassionate, integrative infertility services to support your plans for your family. The skilled physicians use advanced technologies to identify the cause of infertility. They also customize care plans to help you achieve a safe pregnancy. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule an infertility consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Infertility Q & A

What causes infertility?

Infertility describes the inability to get pregnant after at least 12 consecutive months of having unprotected sex. You may also have infertility issues if you can get pregnant but can’t maintain a viable pregnancy.

Female infertility can result from dysfunction in any of the reproductive organs, including the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Common factors that contribute to female infertility include:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency (premature menopause)

Men can also experience infertility issues from hormone imbalances, genetic disorders, and testicular trauma.

Elite Women’s Care Center offers diagnostic testing services to identify the underlying cause of female infertility. The experienced OB/GYNs can also customize a care plan to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy or refer you to a fertility specialist for additional care.

When should I seek medical help for infertility?

You can schedule an infertility consultation at Elite Women’s Care Center if you can’t achieve pregnancy after a year of unprotected sex. If you’re over 35, you should meet with the providers if you haven’t become pregnant after six months of trying.

Women with existing health issues that can interfere with conception can also schedule a consultation with the OB/GYNs when planning for a pregnancy. These issues can include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • History of one or more miscarriages

The physicians use advanced technologies to assess your physical and reproductive health. They may request ultrasound imaging to examine your ovaries and other reproductive organs. Blood work may also be necessary to test your hormone levels.

Based on your exam and testing results, the providers discuss your options for fertility treatments. They can also recommend testing services for your male partner if you’re in good health and have no identifiable issues contributing to infertility.

What treatments are available for infertility?

Your treatment plan depends on the underlying cause of infertility. The Elite Women’s Care Center providers customize a treatment plan to your specific needs.

You might need to take medications to improve ovulation and regulate your periods. Your physician may also recommend lifestyle and diet changes you can make to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Some women may benefit from reproductive assistance services like intrauterine insemination or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Your OB/GYN can discuss your options for these treatments or refer you to a reproductive specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

Call Elite Women’s Care Center to schedule an infertility consultation or book an appointment online today.