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Unexplained Infertility

NOVA IVF -  - Fertility Specialist


Fertility Specialists & Individualized IVF Protocols located in Mountain View, CA

Unexplained infertility is a frustrating but all-too-common experience for couples trying to conceive. At NOVA IVF in Mountain View, California, Richard Schmidt, MD, FACOG, and Meera Shah, MD, FACOG, don’t give up, and they often find the issue interfering with your fertility and then provide treatment. Call NOVA IVF or schedule a consultation online today for personalized fertility assessments and treatments.

Unexplained Infertility Q & A

What is unexplained fertility?

Unexplained infertility occurs when the cause of your fertility problems hasn’t been identified. Up to 30% of couples are diagnosed with unexplained infertility after their initial diagnostic workup. The team at NOVA IVF doesn’t stop searching, even as you move through treatment. 

While some of the common causes of infertility include low sperm count, poor sperm motility, blocked fallopian tubes, and abnormal ovulation, sometimes the root cause is more challenging to identify. However, that doesn’t mean that your condition is untreatable. The team at NOVA IVF offers comprehensive testing and treatment to help you conceive.

How can a doctor treat infertility if they don’t know the cause?

The team at NOVA IVF finds that going through the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process provides more information about your sperm and eggs than a standard fertility workup. For example, the process involves more detailed sperm analysis to select the best cells to use in the fertilization step. 

Additionally, they provide extensive hormonal testing to assess your ovarian reserve. This not only provides information about how to best stimulate egg maturation but also identifies other issues that can interfere with fertility. The team also uses routine ultrasounds to monitor your egg maturation, which can reveal more information about your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. 

After the embryos are created, the team evaluates them to identify which ones are most likely to lead to a successful pregnancy. They screen for genetic abnormalities and other issues that could interfere with successful implantation and gestation. This information can also help the team diagnose the problem that has been preventing you from getting or staying pregnant.

What should I expect during treatment for unexplained fertility?

The team at NOVA IVF provides compassionate care and state-of-the-art infertility treatments and technology. You can expect frequent appointments, extensive testing, and highly personalized advice on how to optimize your health for pregnancy. 

Both male and female partners have thorough testing as well as emotional support. The team at NOVA IVF understands the challenges of coping with infertility and is there to help you and provide expert guidance and treatments at every step of your journey toward parenthood. 

If you have been trying to get pregnant for 6-12 months without success, call NOVA IVF or make an appointment online today.