Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after about 12 months of unprotected timed intercourse. There are many causes of infertility and approximately one-third may be due to the male partner, one-third due to the female partner, and one-third related to both partners.
To conceive and achieve a healthy pregnancy, a sequence of events must take place. An mature egg must be produced and released from an ovarian follicle in the woman’s body. For men, motile sperm must be produced and released into the female reproductive system to meet the egg. Once sperm fertilizes the egg, an embryo is formed, which must travel to the, and implant in, the uterine lining- endometrium. After embryo implantation, the clump of cells still have a long way to go before forming a healthy fetus, and eventually, baby. An interruption in one or more of these processes can result in infertility.
Common causes of female infertility:
Dr. Sodhi’s own fertility journey makes her especially sensitive to the needs and emotions of a woman struggling to conceive. She and her team treat patients with compassion and provide exceptional care, giving you the best chance for success.
It is best to consult Dr. Sodhi as soon as you notice that you are having trouble conceiving. She can help to diagnose and treat the root cause of your problem, sometimes eliminating the need for further time-consuming, emotionally taxing, and costly fertility treatments. For some, fertility treatments are required and Dr. Sodhi can help you find the fertility office that is the right fit for you.
We also offer several specialized supplements and ayurvedic offerings to help support both you and your male partner on your path to pregnancy. Often these medications need to be starting months before they take full effect so it’s important to come in for a consultation prior to pursuing advanced fertility treatments such as IVF.
For certain female causes of infertility such as PCOS, we offer a weight loss program that has time and again proven to restore fertility to these women who have been waiting so long to conceive.