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Infertility Treatments College Park MD

Local resource for infertility treatments in College Park. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to infertility therapies, in vitro fertilization, egg donations, infertility medications, assisted reproductive technology, and natural infertility treatments, as well as advice and content on finding fertility specialists.

George Washington Univ Fertility Center
(202) 741-2520
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 10-410
Washington, DC
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Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center
(888) 761-1967
5001 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD
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The Muasher Center for Fertility and IVF
(703) 542-3610
8501 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA
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Fertility Center of Maryland
(410) 296-6400
110 West Road, Suite 102
Towson, MD
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Ratner Arnold D
(301) 206-1131
College Park, MD
 
Boston IVF
(888) 300-2483
130 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
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Genetics and IVF Institute
(703) 698-7355
3015 Williams Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA
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Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center
(888) 761-1967
5001 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD
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Mowakffak Al-Hamad
(301) 441-3334
College Park, MD
 
Banisar Amir S PA MD
(301) 552-0802
College Park, MD
 
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Fertility And Your Age

Fertility And Your Age

While some women choose to have children in their 20's, a lot of women are putting off childrearing until they are well into their 30's or 40's. A woman may want to pursue education and a career, or a couple might choose to wait so that they can be more financially stable. The good news is that today's medical technology, advances in fertility drugs and procedures, and good prenatal care mean that women at almost any age can deliver a healthy child.

When you're in your 20's, your body is at its most fit, and you are probably quite active. Your fertility actually peaks by age 24, and begins to decline once you hit 30. In your 20's, your eggs are young, and your risks of the baby developing many of the genetic disorders which can occur past the age of 35 are at their lowest.

At 35, your risk for genetic disorders increases, and continues to climb rapidly. Your risk of getting gestational diabetes and having a low birth weight baby is also higher. The risk for Down's Syndrome goes up, and your doctor will advise you to undergo prenatal testing if you are 35 or older. An amniocentesis is usually recommended, where a thin needle is inserted into the amniotic fluid to take a small sample. Your doctor might refer you to a genetic counselor, who will take your medical and family history to determine if there are certain disorders or diseases your baby might be at an added risk for.

In your 40's, you have a 50% chance of suffering a miscarriage. You probably won't even know it most of these age-related miscarriages occur early in the pregnancy and are often mistaken for a late period. Your ovulation can be more irregular, meaning that conceiving a baby can be difficult as a period may not come each month. This is why it's common for women over the age of 40 to use fertility drugs or in vitro fertilization to conceive.

If you're in your 30's or 40's, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances for conception...

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Infertility Therapies and Treatments

If you're having trouble conceiving, you're not alone. There are millions of couples in the US who seek the help of fertility specialists each year. If you've been having unprotected sex for a year (if you're under 35) or for six months (if you're over 35) and haven't had any luck, you're advised to see a doctor. Fortunately, there are many treatments and therapies for infertility that can help.

Before your doctor decides on the proper treatment for your infertility, he or she will perform a variety of tests. The physician will look at the male's sperm count and check for defective or slow moving sperm. The doctor may take a closer look at the woman's ovaries and uterus with a scope this will usually be performed in the office. Other tests may include blood or cervical mucous samples, as well as a physical exam of both partners.

If an infertility problem is diagnosed, your doctor will discuss the best potential therapy for you. Besides fertility drugs to increase your odds of ovulating and conceiving a child, these are some infertility treatments that can be very successful:

IVF: Short for in vitro fertilization, this is the term given to the procedure where some of the women's eggs are withdrawn from the ovaries, and then fertilized with the male's sperm in a lab. If conception occurs, the fertilized eggs are then placed back in the uterus in the hopes that one of them will mature. The fertility specialist will put the right amount of fertilized eggs back in the uterus too few, and there will be small hope of pregnancy, too many and the woman could end up with a quadruple or more pregnancy. Today, doctors are even able to determine which embryos are healthiest for implantation, so that multiple treatments aren't required, and the risk of a high risk pregnancy is reduced.

Intrauterine Insemination: The physician selects healthy sperm and releases them into the uterus during ovulation, making it easier for the sperm to reach the egg.

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What are your options?

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When it comes to infertility, there is no need to despair. This is not to say that it can't be extremely disheartening to be told either you or your partner has serious fertility issues. So many emotions can arise with this news that it may take you a while to process them. However, throughout this emotional chaos, it's crucial that the two or you remain positive. There are many options when it comes to treating infertility. The following articles describe many of the common fertility procedures from minor to the highly complex and your choice largely depends on your drive to start a family. For many couples, there is nothing stopping them from fulfilling their dream.

Artificial Insemination
For many couples, conceiving is difficult, or downright impossible. Your health, ...

Reproductive Surgery
For many couples, infertility is a fact of life. If you've had trouble conceiving after ...

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