You have been trying to conceive for months or maybe even years unsuccessfully. You are concerned there is a problem. Where do you start? Taking the step to contact a reproductive endocrinologist is not always an easy one. At RMA of Michigan, we understand that the word “infertility” can be scary, and you can have a million different questions or concerns.
Many patients have already expressed concern to a primary care physician or OBGYN if they have been unable to get pregnant before coming to our office. Those providers may have ordered some testing to see if anything comes back abnormal. Testing typically includes blood work to check hormone levels, a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to ensure your tubes are open, and a semen analysis for your male partner (if you have one) to make sure there are no sperm issues. We will ask that you fax your medical records to our office a week prior to your consultation, so our physicians have time to review them.
You will meet with a physician, nurse and financial counselor during your initial consultation. These staff will be your primary contact points if you pursue treatment with us. You are encouraged to ask questions, as this can be an overwhelming process. The physician can discuss treatment options based on test results and medical history. If you haven’t had any testing done previously, you will start with this essential evaluation after the consultation. This evaluation will allow the physician to know the best course of treatment for you. For many patients, the initial treatment is an intrauterine insemination (IUI) with ovulation medications.Click here to read more about IUI’s.Other patients may need to start with in vitro fertilization (IVF) if IUI’s are determined not be the preferred treatment route. Click here to learn more about IVF.
No matter your treatment, our RMA of Michigan team is here to guide you along the way. We are here to provide the support and information you need to make this process as easy as possible and give you the result you want, a baby.