Capital Women's Care
OBGYNs & Gynecologists located in Frederick, MD & Mount Airy, MD
Infertility is one of the most difficult issues a woman can face. Fortunately, women dealing with infertility have more options today than ever before. The experienced medical professionals at Capital Women's Care offer diagnosis and treatment to women in Frederick, Mount Airy & Urbana, Maryland, who are unable to conceive on their own.
Infertility Q & A
Infertility occurs when a couple is unable to conceive after 1 year of trying. Capital Women's Care may also diagnose infertility when a woman has multiple stillbirths or miscarriages.
What causes infertility?
Infertility can have many different causes, including problems related to the male, problems related to the female, or a problem with both parties. In some cases, doctors are never able to identify the cause of infertility.
Male infertility usually occurs because of abnormalities with the production or function of sperm. This problem may occur sporadically, or it may be a result of cancer treatment, certain health problems, or exposure to toxins. Female infertility may occur because of:
- Problems with ovulation
- Problems with the cervix or uterus
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
- Scarring in the pelvis
What treatments are available to women with infertility?
The treatment for infertility is heavily dependent on the cause. For example, if a couple is unable to conceive because the woman isn’t able to ovulate, doctors at Capital Women's Care may prescribe medications designed to stimulate ovulation. On the other hand, if infertility is related to problems with the male’s sperm, intrauterine insemination or in-vitro fertilization may be recommended.
In some cases, a couple may be unable to conceive even after extensive infertility treatment. If this occurs, couples can become parents through adoption or surrogacy. However, most couples are eventually able to conceive with the right interventions.
Is infertility treatment safe?
Each treatment for infertility carries different risks, side effects, and benefits. Before beginning any treatment, the doctors at Capital Women's Care explain all of these issues carefully to the patient.
When should a woman schedule an appointment for infertility?
In general, couples should be concerned about infertility when they have tried for 12 months to conceive without success. Couples may also seek treatment if they have experienced more than 1 stillbirth or miscarriage.
In cases where the woman is over the age of 35, it’s best to seek treatment for infertility after 6 months of unsuccessful attempts at conception. Women should also consider seeking treatment sooner if they have painful periods, irregular periods, endometriosis, or a history of cancer treatment.
Billing & Insurance
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see, or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Not all providers participate with all insurance plans. We do not accept Medicaid. Don't hesitate to call if you have questions.
Words from our patients
"I've never waited more than 15 minutes to be seen. Making appointments have always been easy. Front desk has always been nice and helpful."
"I have been a patient for 15 years and have been very happy - been through a pre-cancerous treatment and two babies, one a difficult pregnancy..."
"Clean facility, short wait times, friendly and professional staff. Excellent provider care."
"Taking care of patient needs. Always remember the patient comes first. Workers are very nice and helpful and very pleasant to work with."