Infertility in Boerne, Tx

Infertility is common, especially as you age. Studies show 12%-15% of couples are unable to conceive after one year of trying. Luckily, Maria Cole, APRN, FNP-C, and the team at Enrich Health And Wellness in Boerne, Texas, offer several fertility solutions. They provide thorough fertility evaluations, Clomid and Gonadotropin therapy, and intrauterine insemination (IUI). If you’re looking to start a family and seeking expert support, reach out online or by phone to the practice today. 

Infertility Q&A

What is infertility?

It’s estimated that approximately one in six people (of reproductive age) have fertility issues — affecting millions. Infertility occurs when a couple can’t get pregnant after one year of unprotected, frequent sex. 

With primary infertility, a couple has never been pregnant, while with secondary infertility, there has been at least one previous pregnancy. 

What causes infertility?

There are many medical issues and lifestyle habits that can cause infertility, like:

  • Low or absent sperm levels in men
  • Sperm mobility and delivery
  • Early menopause for women 
  • Ovary, uterus, or cervical disorders in women
  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage 
  • Endometriosis in women 
  • Untreated STIs
  • Obesity or being underweight 
  • Excessive smoking, drug or alcohol use
  • Cancer treatments like radiation or chemotherapy 
  • Overexposure to certain environmental toxins 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is beneficial to your fertility journey, as is consulting with Enrich Health And Wellness when you first experience signs of infertility.

What are my infertility treatment options?

Your provider performs a comprehensive exam and reviews your and your partner’s medical history. They diagnose what may be causing your infertility issues and then collaborate with you on a treatment plan. 


Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Timed to when your normal ovulation cycle approaches, your provider uses a small catheter to place your partner’s healthy sperm directly inside your uterus. Most patients have little to no pain during the IUI procedure. It allows more sperm to reach your fallopian tubes, increasing the chance of fertilization and pregnancy. 

If IUI isn’t successful, the practice can refer you to a specialist who may suggest in vitro fertilization (IVF) or another helpful surgery to restore fertility. 


Gonadotropin therapy

Gonadotropins are infertility drugs consisting of luteinizing hormone (LH) and/or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones stimulate your ovaries to produce eggs. You receive these in the form of an injection, and your provider will closely monitor your ovaries and any side effects. 


Clomid therapy

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that 1 in 10 adult women of childbearing age suffer from. It can cause issues with ovulation, leading to infertility. Your provider may suggest this oral medication that helps to stimulate ovulation and egg recruitment. 

Clomid is often used alongside IUI or timed with intercourse. Minor side effects include hot flashes or nausea. 

If you and your partner are struggling to get pregnant, reach out to Enrich Health And Wellness to schedule a fertility consultation today. 

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