At Baylor College of Medicine our fertility specialists have helped patients conceive and deliver over 1,000 babies to date. That's experience you can trust.
We offer excellent pregnancy success rates, even in the most difficult cases, and a focus on the least expensive, least invasive techniques first before turning to in vitro fertilization (IVF).
We are committed to helping all women achieve a successful pregnancy, even those cases where infertility treatments have been unsuccessful in the past. We fulfill that commitment through a wide variety of treatment options and highly acclaimed, board-certified physicians with more than two decades of experience in the field of reproductive medicine.
As Baylor College of Medicine faculty members, our fertility specialists serve as clinicians, researchers and educators, combined, uniquely positioning them to offer patients the latest advancements in reproductive care. Our physicians are exposed daily to leading-edge research, kept abreast of the latest innovations in reproductive technologies and techniques, and challenged regularly as they train the next generation of reproductive specialists.
- Polycystic Ovarian Disease
- Recurrent Miscarriage
- Uterine Fibroids
- Irregular Cycle
- Premature Ovarian Failure
What Is Infertility?
Infertility is the inability to get pregnant and/or to carry a baby to delivery.
When Should I See a Doctor About Infertility?
If you have been unable to conceive after six months to one year of unprotected intercourse, you should consult with a doctor. If you are older than 35 years of age, you should consult a doctor after six months of unprotected intercourse without conception.
Is Infertility Common?
Recent estimates are that 3 million American men and women are affected by infertility. This estimate represents approximately 10 to 15 percent of couples.
Does Infertility Happen to Women and Men?
Infertility affects both men and women equally, and 25 percent of infertile couples have more than one factor contributing to their infertility. Approximately 15 percent of couples who undergo a complete fertility workup are diagnosed with unexplained infertility because no specific cause is identified.
What Can Be Done About Infertility?
Treatment may include fertility medication and/or other procedures, depending on your particular situation. Recent improvements in medication, surgery and in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques make pregnancy possible for more than half the couples who seek treatment.
How Successful Are Infertility Treatments?
With improvements in technology and the availability of IVF, a large number of couples are able to conceive. In fact, more than 4 million babies have been born worldwide as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). In the United States, 1 percent of all U.S. births are a result of advanced assisted reproductive techniques. A Baylor College of Medicine physician can share with you the statistics that apply to your particular situation.
What Are the Side Effects of Treatment?
Your Baylor College of Medicine physician will share with you the potential side effects of your particular treatment.
What Are the Risks Specifically Associated With IVF?
The medications and procedures required for IVF are rarely associated with complications. As with all medical treatments, however, some problems may occur. Your Baylor College of Medicine fertility specialist will discuss these unlikely risks with you and what will be done during your care to minimize those risks.
What Resources Are Available for More Information About Infertility?
A number of resources are available to you. We recommend the following websites: