Trying to Conceive
Helping You Find Answers When Trying to Conceive
While most people consider the time to begin a family a time of joy and anticipation, such is not the case for everyone. Fertility challenges can lead to heartbreaking disappointment and palpable frustration in an ongoing search for answers.
When trying to conceive, you might feel completely alone – but you are not. About one in eight couples experience fertility challenges. At Northeastern Reproductive Medicine, our Vermont fertility clinic can help you understand your best fertility treatment options for couples and individuals throughout Vermont, the Northeastern United States and Canada.
We take care to treat each case individually
With so many individuals and couples struggling with infertility, the only commonality is that every situation is different. Our three board-certified reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists treat and support the opportunity for all patients to start or grow a family, which includes single men and women and same-sex and heterosexual couples.
After an initial consultation involving tests and exams to understand both male and female fertility, we can better assess your situation based on your age and test results. From there, we partner with you to create a customized plan of fertility treatment options, and better educate you about starting or growing your family.
We can help with basic therapy, such as ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI), or more advanced options, such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF). We also assist those wanting some outside help using egg donation, donor sperm or a gestational carrier. NRM offers many options to help you maximize your chances of reproductive success.
Factors to consider when trying to conceive
For those trying to conceive, some factors, such as the structure of your individual anatomy, are not within your control. But for many people, there are fertility factors that you can influence.
- Monitoring your body. For women, this might mean better understanding when you ovulate by using an over-the-counter ovulation kit, or looking for changes in vaginal secretions or an increase in basal temperature to track ovulation.
- Maintaining a body weight that is healthy for you. Both partners should take care to make sure they are not underweight or overweight.
- Keeping healthy habits. Avoid smoking. Moderate your alcohol and caffeine intake. And while exercise is encouraged, too much exercise, especially for women, can decrease ovulation.
We also recognize there are many aspects of fertility that are not in your control or are difficult to understand. Our Vermont fertility clinic, located in Colchester, Vermont, provides a comfortable setting, a state-of-the-art lab and an experienced team of doctors and nurses dedicated to putting patients from Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Canada on the path to parenthood.
If you are looking for answers when trying to conceive and want the best fertility treatment options, contact us. We are ready to support you every step of the way.
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