Causes of Infertility
    Female Infertility Factors:

  • Anovulation/ Polycystic Ovarian Disease
  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical Mucous Factor
  • Autoimmune
  • Celiac Sprue
  • Ovarian Adhesions
  • Ovarian Insufficiency/Premature menopause
  • Uterine Factor – malformation, polyps, fibroids, infectious causes
  • Genetic
  • Unknown Factors
    Male Infertility Factors:

  • Environmental
  • Varicocele
  • Hormone Imbalance – Testosterone Deficiency
  • Blocked Vas Deferens or Absence of Vas
  • Infections
  • Genetic
  • Unknown Factors

Contact our Infertility Clinic today to make an appointment to talk with our fertility doctor regarding any of these issues

Infertility 101

Having a baby of your own is considered one of the most valuable gifts in life. Childbirth brings a fulfillment in which a couple’s love for each other and their baby is greatly fortified. Unfortunately, not all individuals are blessed with the gift of childbirth. There are circumstances when a married couple is unable to become pregnant after six months to a year, and many have been trying for many years without success. Some miscarry early and are not able to maintain their pregnancy. Approximately 15% of all couples suffer from infertility.

Much research has been completed to provide greater insight into many of the specific causes of infertility among couples. A little over half the time issues involving the female anatomy or physiology are the cause, the remainder of the time the male is the sole cause or at least a significant contributing factor. The female may be suffering from ovulation issues. It is important for a female to have her regular periods but even that doesn’t guarantee ovulation has occurred or is occurring. Other factors which also contribute to infertility include problems within the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, in the pelvic cavity and even the immune system.

Female infertility can also be attributed to the age of a woman. Women were engineered to have children in their younger years, because as they get older, their eggs have been subject to their lifetime of environmental and natural aging damage. This damage to eggs significantly reduces their chances of conception in their mid to late 30’s and into their 40’s. They also begin to have much higher risks of miscarriages from chromosomal damage as well increase their risks of down’s syndrome and other malformations. On the other hand, fertility problems in men are associated with their sperm count, progression, viability and as they age, there is also an increase risk of genetic abnormalities. Generally, sperm disorders or complications make a man infertile. This is why tracking sperm through semen analysis, acrosome reaction test, kreuger strict criteria, sperm viability testing, etc. are important.

Conditions such as Endometriosis and Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) also result in fertility problems. These conditions are significant medical concerns which need to be addresses to improve your fertility as well as your general health. Conception can be accomplished if a married couple is eager to undertake a procedure called IVF (in vitro fertilization). In vitro fertilization is a very well-known process of fertilization or reproduction in which the egg cell is inseminated by a sperm outside the womb of a woman. This type of procedure has been proven and tested effective.

One of the most important things you can do is work with a fertility specialist who can create a plan to help you overcome your fertility obstacles and embrace the joy of having children of your own. If you think you may have fertility issues, don’t hesitate to call East Bay Fertility Center and set up a consultation with our experienced medical providers. We will diagnose your infertility issues and develop a plan for success for your unique situation. Sometimes just a little personalized help from experienced fertility specialists is all you need.

When should I see a Specialist

The following list includes some of those who should consider giving nature a little help:

People who will be facing chemotherapy or radiation therapy and want to preserve their best fertility prior to those treatments

People who have wanted to conceive for more than six months

People who have pre-existing medical conditions

People who may have a variety of medical concerns, such a low sperm count, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and endometriosis which can impede the possibility of getting pregnant without help. In addition, fallopian tube blockage can make visiting a fertility expert the best move

People in non-traditional families

People who have had two or more miscarriages.  Sometimes women do not have a problem getting pregnant, but they are not able to sustain a pregnancy. A fertility specialist can run tests to diagnose the problems that may be causing repetitive miscarriages

People who have absent, minimal, or irregular menstrual cycles. If you do not have regular menstruation each month, or the periods are much shorter or longer than average, it is time to visit a fertility specialist. Pregnancy cannot happen without ovulation; irregular menstrual cycles or periods are a symptom that regular ovulation is a problem

Knowledge is power. The more you learn about what could be causing your unique problem in getting pregnant and having a baby, the better equipped you will be to make decisions and take the action necessary to increase your chances of fulfilling  your dreams. Call East Bay Fertility Center to set up a consultation with our experienced specialists.

What Treatment Options do I have?

Almost all cases of infertility, including male infertility and female infertility, can be overcome through fertility treatments. We have phenomenal pregnancy success rates. Depending on your specific needs we will spend the time necessary with you to help you understand your options and formulate a fertility treatment plan to optimize your chances of a healthy pregnancy.

    • Treatment options include:

    • Traditional IVF
    • Minimal Stimulation IVF
    • ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – a single sperm is injected into a single egg and the resulting embryo is placed in your uterus. ICSI greatly increases your chances of a healthy pregnancy. While other fertility centers charge additional fees for ICSI, it is included with our Traditional and Minimal Stimulation IVF options at no additional charge.
    • IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
    • OI – Ovulation Induction
    • Using Donor Sperm
    • Numerous other treatments dependent on your unique situation
Miscarriages or Failed IVF Cycles

Our Center offers PGD (pre-genetic diagnosis on your embryos) for near 26 different chromosomal mutations. We also offer genetic testing prior beginning fertility cycles.

Our Fertility Center specializes in assisting those who have failed > 2 IVF cycles or had recurrent miscarriages! There are new very successful approaches to these issues which we are now able to assist with. Sometimes your embryos are not attaching and staying connected to the uterine wall, other times your egg quality is very poor and needs to improve, and other times your body may be rejecting your normal healthy fetus. If you are having these issues, it is highly likely that we may be able to help you.

Offering Hope

At East Bay Fertility and Wellness Center we share a common goal with you of helping you achieve a successful and healthy pregnancy. Since 1997 we have helped hundreds of couples realize this goal. We have helped bring hundreds of beautiful babies into the world.

we want to help you!

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