A doctor may prescribe you or your partner with drugs that are meant to help aid the process of fertilization by balancing hormone levels. This is typically the first thing a doctor will suggest, as it is the least invasive procedure. However, lack of hormones is not always the cause of infertility, so there is no guarantee that the drugs will be able to increase your chances of having a child.
This is a process that aids the transportation of the sperm to the woman’s uterus. During the artificial insemination process, doctors ask the male to provide a sperm sample, which is then manually inserted into the uterus. This helps for couples that have issues getting the sperm to travel to the uterus, such as damaged fallopian tubes or low sperm count.
In Vitro Fertilization
In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is a process where an egg is fertilized outside of the womb, and then placed back into the uterus. This helps for couples who have issues with the actual fertilization process, or whose infertility case is undiagnosed. However, there is no guarantee that the egg will make it to term, and it can be a costly procedure.
In some cases, minor surgery can be performed to increase a couple’s chances of conceiving a child. Surgeries are used to fix genetic affects, remove blockage from fallopian tubes, remove endometriosis tissue, and more. To perform the surgery, a small incision is made in the abdomen in order to reach the affected area.