Approximately 15% of American women and couples ages 18 to 44 have fertility issues. If you are struggling to conceive naturally, make an appointment with Maureen Moomjy, MD, FACOG. She offers personalized, expert fertility workups and treatments from her private practice on the Upper East Side of New York City, near Midtown. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Moomjy provides compassionate and expert assessment and procedures to help you have a family. Call to schedule a consultation today.
Many factors that affect both men and women contribute to fertility and conception delay. Women need to produce and release viable eggs. Those eggs must be able to travel through the fallopian tubes where they need to combine with a sperm cell, then the fertilized egg or zygote needs to travel to the uterine cavity and implant in the uterine wall, or endometrium.
Female problems occur when the ovaries don’t produce or release eggs; if there are structural blockages in the fallopian tubes, or distorted pelvic anatomy from previous surgery, infection, or endometriosis; or if there’s a problem in the uterus that prevents implantation. Male factor fertility occurs when men either don’t produce enough sperm or their sperm shows reduced motility, or sperm binding, and thereby can’t successfully reach or fertilize an egg.
Dr. Moomjy offers both male and female fertility testing. Her practice is licensed by the New York State Department of Health as a Tissue Bank providing Sperm Testing and Insemination Services. Some of the available fertility tests for men and women include:
If you’re under the age of 35, you should schedule an appointment with a fertility expert like Dr. Moomjy after 12 months of having unprotected sex without becoming pregnant. If you’re 35 years or older, you should make an appointment after six months of trying to conceive.
If you have a risk factor for infertility such as previous surgeries, or infections, or abnormal or irregular menstrual cycles, or a miscarriage, or a previous complicated pregnancy, you should schedule an appointment prior to or at the time of trying to conceive so you have relevant information much sooner.
Dr. Moomjy recommends fertility treatments based on the results of your fertility testing, personal medical history including past pregnancies, and your long-term family goals. For example, if your body isn’t releasing eggs, Dr. Moomjy can prescribe a medication to stimulate ovulation. Other available fertility treatments include:
If you’re concerned about your fertility or have been trying to conceive without success, call Dr. Moomjy’s practice to make an appointment today.