Our Austin OBGYNs support National Infertility Awareness Week
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 24-30 this year. Our Austin OBGYNs support this event that educates those who have trouble getting pregnant, the public and lawmakers about infertility. One in eight couples will have problems conceiving, with 7.4 million women receiving infertility services in their lifetime. These statistics tell an important story about the need for infertility awareness and treatment.
National Infertility Awareness Week supports women facing infertility
One of the goals of this awareness week is to “change the conversation” about infertility to create understanding.
Women who have trouble conceiving want their family and friends to understand infertility. They want their employer to understand why they need insurance coverage and support during their treatment. To make this happen, many women share their stories with others on social media and come together with those who are struggling with fertility difficulties.
Learn when to ask for help with fertility issues
It’s essential to know when to consult a physician about infertility. Here are some basic guidelines to help.
- Women under age 35 who haven’t conceived after one year of having sex without birth control should visit a doctor.
- Women aged 35 and over who haven’t conceived after six months of sex without contraceptives can benefit from seeing a specialist.
- Women, particularly those over age 30, who have conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, a history of miscarriages or irregular periods can benefit from fertility support.
Our Austin OBGYNs can diagnose and treat the issues that cause infertility
Women who are having fertility issues can get help at our offices. Our physicians offer fertility tests to check hormone levels, ovulation and ovarian reserve (egg supply). Our experienced physicians also provide procedures like ultrasounds and hysteroscopies that examine the reproductive system, checking for problems like polyps or uterine fibroids.
If our OBGYNs find fertility issues, they can often treat them with medications or gynecologic surgery to remove or correct physical issues, making pregnancy possible.
Our physicians and staff are always available to help women who are having trouble getting pregnant. Contact us for an appointment or to learn more about fertility problems and National Infertility Awareness Week.