Infertility

Albany Obstetrics and Gynecology -  - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Albany Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Albany, NY

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant without success, you want to work with a team of infertility specialists who will not only be able to help you get pregnant but who will also understand the frustration and sadness that come with infertility. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology in Albany, New York. Our caring, understanding team of infertility experts, led by Helen H.T. Vu, MD, MBA, FACOG, and Jennifer Mosmen, MD, FACOG, helps women identify the root cause of their infertility and, more importantly, overcome it. Get started by calling the office, or booking your appointment online.

Infertility Q & A

What causes infertility?

Several different problems can leave you unable to conceive. The leading cause of female infertility is irregular ovulation. Conversely, the top causes of male infertility are rooted in the testes. These issues affect either how much sperm is being produced or how the sperm are functioning. 

Some of the other causes of infertility include:

  • Stress
  • Diabetes 
  • Hormonal problems
  • Tube blockage or damage
  • Uterine growths
  • Certain medications
  • Nutrient deficiency

In short, there are a number of different causes of infertility. Fortunately, our team at Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology is experienced in identifying the root cause of your fertility issues so that we can apply the most direct and effective treatment. 

How long should I try to get pregnant before being checked for infertility?

Conception can take time. It’s perfectly normal to take up to a year to get pregnant. 

That said, if you’re under the age of 35 and you’ve been having regular unprotected sex for a full year and have yet to become pregnant, Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology is available to help you figure out what could be getting in the way of your ability to conceive. 

Age is a key factor in a woman’s ability to get pregnant, so if you’re over the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for six months without success, talk to Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology. 

How do I find out what is causing my infertility?

Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology offers infertility evaluations that test for the various causes of infertility. During these appointments, we talk with you about your lifestyle, any medications you might be taking, your family health history, and a range of other factors that impact your ability to get pregnant. We also conduct a physical exam. 

Based on the factors that could be affecting your ability to conceive, our team at Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology offers specifics tests, scans, and procedures. These tests might include examining a blood or semen sample, conducting an ultrasound, or simply having you take your temperature nightly. Our dedicated team lets you know which tests we recommend, what those tests look for, and what you should expect with each. 

The goal is to identify the cause of infertility, but even when no root cause is found, Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology still works with you to treat it. Lifestyle modifications, hormone therapy, and a range of other treatments are available to help you get pregnant. 

Get the fertility support you need by calling our office or scheduling your appointment online today.