If you’ve been trying to have a baby but can’t get pregnant, there are a lot of treatment options out there that can help you.
Assisted conception treatments are specialized procedures that can increase your chances of having a baby, including:
•Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): This procedure involves inserting sperm directly into your uterus during ovulation.
•In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Infertility injectable medications are used to grow egg follicles that a doctor harvests. Then they’re fertilized by your partner’s sperm in a laboratory, and placed back into your uterus.
•Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): One sperm is injected into one of your eggs in a laboratory. If an embryo results, it is placed back into your uterus.
•Donated sperm: If the fertility issue is related to your partner’s sperm, you can get donor sperm for artificial insemination or IVF.
•Donated eggs or embryos: If your own eggs are the problem, you can receive an egg donation from another woman and combine it with your partner’s sperm. The embryo is then placed in your uterus. You can also receive a donated embryo.
•Surrogacy: If you’re able to create an embryo with your egg and your partner’s sperm in a laboratory, it can be inserted into another woman’s uterus. She will carry the baby to term, and then entrust you with his or her care after birth. You can also do this with a donor embryo.