The gap between deciding to start, or add to, your family and creating that family can be vast. Despite all of your best preconception efforts, you may still be hampered by infertility, which affects one in 10 women in the United States. Morris Ahdoot, MD has extensive experience helping his patients in Irvine, California prepare for pregnancy and deal with any fertility problems along the way. For effective preconception and infertility oversight, call or fill out the form online for a consultation with Dr. Ahdoot.
If you’ve decided you’d like to have a baby, there’s a lot you can do in advance to improve your chances for success. Whether it’s your first time or your third, a little preconception planning goes a long way toward a successful outcome for both you and your child.
One of the first steps you should take after deciding to have a baby is to make an appointment with Dr. Ahdoot. During this consultation, Dr. Ahdoot reviews your medical history and gathers up-to-date information to establish a baseline of your health.
Once he has the necessary details, Dr. Ahdoot recommends a few steps you can take on your own to help your chances of becoming pregnant, such as:
These steps offer no guarantee that your body will be ready to bring a new life into the world, but they can increase your odds.
If you’ve followed your preconception advice to the letter and you’re having problems getting pregnant after a year of trying, you’re not alone. Around six million women in the United States have difficulty conceiving or bringing a baby to term, for many different reasons. These can include:
Sometimes, there’s simply no known cause for your infertility, which can be very frustrating.
Dr. Ahdoot’s primary mission is to figure out the underlying cause of your infertility. To do this, he performs an extensive evaluation of your current and past health, and he runs any necessary tests.
Once he identifies a potential problem, Dr. Ahdoot works with you to treat the problem to improve your chances of becoming pregnant. For example, if adhesions or tissue from endometriosis is blocking your fallopian tubes, he clears the area using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Or, if uterine fibroids or cysts are interfering with your ability to get pregnant, he removes them.
If there’s no identifiable medical cause, Dr. Ahdoot works with you to find other solutions, such as medications to stimulate ovulation. Dr. Ahdoot exhausts every avenue to help you build the family of your dreams.
To learn more about preconception and infertility, call Dr. Ahdoot’s office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.