Fertility with Known Health Issues
Sometimes the road to fertility includes overcoming obstacles.
Some conditions can make it hard to have children. Sometimes it's not the condition, but the treatments that can affect fertility. Learn about ways to preserve fertility before treatment, and fertility options available after treatment is complete.
Fertility with known health issues can be difficult, whether it's the condition itself or the medications or treatments involved in overcoming the issue.
Cancer and infertility unfortunately go hand in hand. Both medications and treatment severely hinder a person's reproductive system. The sooner you speak with a fertility specialist about freezing your sperm or eggs, the better.
Trying to conceive when you and/or your partner carry known genetic disorders can be scary. But, it doesn't have to be. We can now use Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to ensure your children do not present with a genetic disorder.
Age is the number one obstacle we see keeping patients from becoming pregnant on their own. If you are over 30 and are struggling to get pregnant, you should schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
About 40% of all infertility cases are due to male factors such as poor sperm quality, quantity, or morphology. A simple, quick and inexpensive semen analysis will identify or rule out male factor infertility.
Research shows that women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 19 or above 25 are at risk for hormonal imbalances that interfere with ovulation and normal menstrual periods, among other things.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is so common, that an estimated 8-10% of women of reproductive age suffer from it. Worse, the infertility rate among women with polycystic ovaries is very high. There is hope in treatment, though. We've helped thousands of women over 20+ years minimize the affects of PCOS, whether currently trying to conceive or not.
Alysha's Success Story
When I found out I had cancer, I was devastated to say the least. At 24, I wasn't even remotely considering starting a family. But, my parents insisted I see a fertility specialist to talk about freezing my eggs for when all this was over. I am so glad they did. Because 3 years later I am in remission and engaged to be married to the love of my life. I'm not ready to start a family yet, but at least I know I can. Thank you Dr Morgan for giving me that chance! - Alysha S.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FERTILITY HEALTH
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FERTILITY & KNOWN HEALTH ISSUES
Ovulation and periods become irregular the closer a woman comes to menopause, making conception more difficult. Learn more.
Male fertility testing is crucial because, an estimated 40-50% of all cases of infertility care due in part or in whole to male factors. Learn more.
For some, the smallest weight loss can improve chances at becoming pregnant, especially patients suffering from PCOS. Learn more.
Some women with PCOS ovulate occasionally while others never ovulate. So, getting pregnant can be quite difficult. Learn more.