There are a few health conditions that are known to affect fertility and increase time to conception. Most of these conditions are treatable with some combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, modifiable health behaviors, supplements, medication, or surgery.

When is IVF Neccessary?

Advanced fertility treatment (IVF) is typically only necessary in a few cases such as:

  • Tubal factors
  • Significant male factor (azoospermia or some cases of oligospermia)
  • Same sex couples
  • Some cases of advanced maternal age
  • Personal preference

Most other conditions are treatable, and pregnancy is possible naturally or with simple interventions like ovulation induction (medication). We will work with you and your healthcare team to give you the best plan possible to reach your goals.

Conditions we have experience treating include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Irregular cycles
  • Short luteal phase
  • Thin uterine lining
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve

 Male factor:

  • Poor morphology
  • Poor motility
  • Low count
  • Low libido
  • Pain with ejaculation

If you have any questions about a specific condition, please feel free to reach out!

Have more questions on this subject?

Dr. Emily Rea is here to answer your fertility questions and walk with you on your fertility journey. Send us a message any time!