Infertility services offered in Dayton, OH

Few things are more exciting than welcoming a new baby into the family, but infertility can complicate these plans. At Primrose Women's Health in Dayton, Ohio, Carrie Cogley, APRN, offers caring and compassionate infertility services. Let her help you navigate your path to motherhood. Book a visit today using the online scheduling page, or call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.  

What is infertility?

Infertility is the medical term used to refer to an inability to become pregnant. Technically, infertility begins after a woman has tried to conceive for one year or longer without success. In women over the age of 35, infertility begins after six months of trying to get pregnant. 

Pregnancy is a more complex process than many people think. Several steps need to occur in order for conception to occur. The process requires these steps:

  • Ovaries release an egg
  • Sperm fertilizes the egg
  • The fertilized egg travels through the fallopian tube and reaches the uterus
  • Cell division occurs that creates an embryo
  • The embryo successfully attaches to the lining of the uterus

A problem with any of these steps can cause infertility. 

What could cause infertility in women?

Many different conditions can interfere with a woman’s ability to become pregnant. Some of these issues include:

  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Abnormal hormone production
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • Diminished ovarian reserve
  • Fallopian tube obstruction
  • Intrauterine adhesions

These are just a few of the issues that can prevent or complicate successful conception. Thorough screening for these and other issues is the first step in determining a treatment path. 

Is infertility always a women’s health issue?

It’s important to note that infertility is not always caused by an issue with a woman’s reproductive health. Men can also face infertility challenges. 

When a couple experiences infertility, both partners should work with a skilled practitioner to determine the potential causes and explore treatment options. In many cases, treatment can improve the chances of having a successful pregnancy. You’ll always receive the full details on each available option, including the pros and cons of various approaches. 

Infertility care is best delivered by a practitioner who understands the emotional stress that couples face when encountering challenges on their path to parenthood. These are always emotionally charged conversations, and having a compassionate practitioner guide you through your options is incredibly helpful. 

When you’re ready to begin, call Primrose Women’s Health to schedule a personalized consultation. Women are welcome to come in with their partner or anyone else they feel will offer a supportive presence. Online booking is also an option, allowing you to schedule from the comfort of your home, day or night.