When To See A Fertility Specialist
Just as everyone’s fertility issues are unique to them, everyone’s timeline is different when it comes to seeing a fertility specialist. Crestcare is here, when you are ready, to help you work out a customized treatment plan to help you grow your family.
A variety of factors can impact fertility in women and men. Generally speaking, it is recommended that a woman under 35 who has been trying to get pregnant for a year, or a woman over 35 who has been trying for six months, consult with a fertility specialist to determine the best course of action. Women who have had more than three miscarriages should also seek the care of a specialist. Many women who have had miscarriages go on to have healthy pregnancies, but it could signal a fertility problem. Keep in mind that infertility issues are common.
A fertility specialist—also known as a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE)—focuses primarily on infertility treatment. In fact, unlike OB/GYNS, they complete additional years of training in diagnosing and treating fertility issues. As a result, your physician can treat various conditions, including:
If a couple is having difficulty conceiving, both partners should be evaluated. In fact, statistics show that up to 40% of infertility can be traced to male medical conditions, such as issues with sperm production or the obstruction of sperm delivery. Other causes of fertility issues in men may include:
Your general wellness and the choices you make regarding diet and exercise may also affect your fertility. Women who are overweight (body mass index (BMI) of more than 29) or underweight (BMI of less than 19) may have issues conceiving. Smoking and alcohol can pose problems for both men and women, as can recreational drug use. For men, spending too much time in a hot environment or too much time sitting down may cause the testes to overheat. Working with chemicals or radiation may also have an effect on fertility.
As you can see, there are a number of reasons why you may be having trouble conceiving. We can help you determine the cause, and put together a treatment plan to help make your dream of growing your family a reality.
Crest Care Fertility provides you access to the most cutting-edge fertility treatments and service offerings, including:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a set of procedures aimed at the infertility treatment. During IVF patient’s or donor’s eggs are fertilized by partner’s or donor’s sperm outside the human body in a lab. It can be done by using Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) or Physiological Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI). Embryo is transferred into the uterus via catheter after the embryo culture, which lasts up to 5-6 days (at the stage of blastocyst).
Struggling with infertility is challenging enough in itself. At Crestcare Fertility, we do everything in our power to make premium treatment as accessible and affordable as possible.
With access to our partner clinic’s cost-effective options, you can gain access to the high-quality fertility treatment you both need and deserve.
Whether you are looking for IVF in Kenya, Africa, or overseas, we provide more opportunities to help you grow your family.
IVF With Own Eggs
In vitro fertilization may be performed either with the patient`s own oocytes or donor eggs. The appropriate IVF variant choice is guided by the doctor`s recommendations and medical indications for each case. If your doctor determines that you need to use donor oocytes to conceive a child, our clinic also offers egg donation programs in partnership with other agencies.
IVF With Donor Eggs
IVF treatment with donor eggs gives women who are unable to conceive the chance to have a family. The process is very similar to IVF treatment, except that the eggs used are from an egg donor.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) isn’t a complex procedure compared to other fertility treatment methods. During the IUI treatment, embryologists prepare the semen sample of a partner (or donor’s sperm) that is introduced directly into the patient’s uterus through the cervix with the help of a special catheter. IUI is the in vivo type of fertilization, which means the egg is always fertilized inside the human body, unlike in-vitro, when fertilization occurs in a laboratory. It is also considered to be one of the least invasive treatment types.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
With ICSI in vitro fertilisation, the embryologist selects and microinjects the sperm into the ovule to fertilise it. This fertilisation technique is used in cases of poor quality sperm. To improve the success rate of this treatment, the embryologist selects the highest quality sperm which is most likely to fertilise the egg.
Sometimes, when there is a considerable number of good quality ovules available, embryologists may use a mixed fertilisation technique, whereby half of the oocyte are fertilised using conventional IVF and the other half with ICSI.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
Preimplantation genetic screening/diagnosis (PGD/S) is a modern procedure to identify chromosomal and genetic abnormalities in the embryos obtained as a result of performing the IVF cycle. It is highly efficient in identifying genetic issues in embryos before their transplantation into a womb. In our agency, we offer a PGD service by NGS method (Next Generation Sequencing), which presents a higher accuracy and precision in detecting chromosomal abnormalities as well as other genetic complications before the embryo is implanted. With this test, it possible to screen for 24 chromosomes with 99.9% precision. It is used to exclude a wide variety of conditions, including Down’s syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X syndrome, and Myotonic dystrophy among others.
Fertility Preservation Treatment
Fertility preservation is one of the greatest medical advances in assisted reproduction treatments, because it gives women more freedom to choose the best time for them to start a family. There are numerous factors that force women to put off having children. Lack of a partner, career considerations and economic matters are common issues that can mean that the best reproductive age may not mean that the right time to start a family.
Reproductive medicine allows today’s women to preserve their fertility by vitrifying (freezing) their eggs when they are young, guaranteeing a supply of good quality eggs to use when their time is right to have a baby. The success of this fertility treatment depends on harvesting eggs before the woman is 35, when good quality eggs are still available. This means that the woman is more likely to succeed in getting pregnant from implantation. Fertility specialists also recommend regular check-ups to ensure that the reproductive system is functioning normally.
Fertility preservation treatment is a potential reproduction solution for patients who have to undergo localised chemotherapy or radiotherapy or who must take medication with a significant impact on fertility or ovarian reserve. Fertility preservation freezes the best eggs so that when the patient recovers from the illness, she can conceive a baby with her own eggs.
As an assisted reproduction centre, our goal is to provide successful fertility preservation treatments. That’s why our patients undergo a detailed medical examination to determine the most suitable treatment in each case, selecting the one that best suits the patient’s personal circumstances.