Indicators that you may need to consult with a fertility specialist include:
History of Miscarriage
Being Overweight or Underweight
Click here for a detailed overview of the “warning signs” of infertility.
Did you know that fertility problems are divided almost equally between the male and the female partner? Some common causes include:
Read about the causes of infertility here.
Treatment options for infertility depend on the cause of the infertility as well as the age and other individual circumstances of the couple. Treatment options for infertility include:
Other treatment options click here
It is true that fertility treatment can be expensive, but we will help you minimize the cost in every way we can. We have options including:
Multi-cycle package plans
Discounted treatment for teachers, military, and first responders
Access to financing options
Click here to know more about financial Consideration
Infertility and IVF treatment have their own language that includes medical terms, acronyms, protocols, and abbreviations. Here are just a few:
Learn what each of these and other terms by searching our IVF Glossary here
The first step is to set up an initial consultation with one of our physicians. He/she will review your records in detail with you and make recommendations on a course of treatment that is custom tailored to your individual circumstances. Click here to request a consultation or call your nearest SIRM office directly. You can find all the phone numbers here.
If you’re wondering what causes infertility, how we diagnose it, and how it can be treated, please visit our Fertility Information section where you’ll find detailed information on all of these topics and others.
We have a number of ways for you to get in touch with a doctor to answer your questions:
Submit a question using this form
Schedule a telephone, video or in-person consultation using this form. You’ll be able to ask the doctor any and all questions during your consultation.
Join our Discussion Boards and post your question there. You will usually get a response from a doctor by the next day.
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