- Overview (jump to section): Infertility treatments can help individuals or couples with infertility and LGBTQ+ families needing reproductive assistance who may otherwise be unable to conceive a baby.
- Treatments: Depending on many fertility factors and personal goals, infertility treatment options include controlled ovarian stimulation with pills and/or injectable medications, IVF (in vitro fertilization), IUI (intrauterine insemination), fertility surgery and more.
- Other reproductive services include fertility tests, fertility preservation and LGBTQ+ family building.
- Our team will discuss all considerations and answer all questions patients may have before recommending the best course for success.
Who needs infertility treatments & other reproductive services?
Fertility treatment is a medical intervention to help an individual or couple get pregnant or preserve the chance to conceive in the future.
Testing & infertility treatments
Millions of couples – about 10% to 15% of those wishing to conceive – will have difficulty doing so. The reproductive process is so intricate that even the most fertile couple has only a 1 in 5 chance of conceiving each month.
Infertility can have many causes, discovered through infertility testing. Once the cause of infertility is discovered, infertility treatments can often help couples conceive.
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Other reproductive services
For those facing the risk of losing their ability to have children, whether due to advancing age or medical issues such as undergoing fertility-damaging cancer treatments, fertility treatment can help plan for future pregnancy through egg, sperm or embryo cryopreservation (freezing and storing).
Reproductive treatments can also help individuals or couples who do not have infertility, but do need reproductive assistance to have a healthy child, such as single women wishing to become mothers, same-sex couples, or couples known to carry genetic diseases.
At The Fertility Institute of New Orleans, fertility treatment has helped many people achieve their family goals – with 19,000 pregnancies and counting.
When to see a fertility specialist
If it’s been a struggle to get pregnant, it may be time to get some expert help. Seek out a fertility specialist in the following situations:
- Have had difficulty conceiving on your own for one year when the woman is younger than 35, or for six months when the woman is 35 or older.
- Have experienced multiple pregnancy losses.
- Are in an LGBTQ+ relationship and need fertility services to get pregnant.
- Wish to preserve eggs or sperm to possibly have a family in the future.
- Have a family history of genetic disorders, or if both partners are known carriers of genetic disorders requiring embryo testing.
Types of infertility treatments & services
Whatever the reasons for seeking treatment, assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) can help women, men and same-sex couples maximize the chances of having a child of their own.
Prior to undergoing treatment, an individual or couple should get a full fertility evaluation to determine factors affecting their chance of conception. Depending upon the patient’s results, age, health, family goals, and personal and financial considerations, the team at The Fertility Institute can discuss, recommend and explain all options for the most effective treatments.
Patient education, empathy and expertise is our strategy for your success
Our doctors take their time to help patients feel heard. They don’t rush through appointments but take the time to educate. You’ll always know your next step because we listen and come up with a plan together.
Learn more about infertility treatment options and other fertility services below.
We offer second opinions on infertility diagnosis and fertility treatment recommendations. At The Fertility Institute, we take the toughest cases, even patients who weren’t successful or were turned down at other clinics.
LGBTQ+ family building & fertility
While most LGBTQ+ same-sex couples and individuals do not seek fertility treatments specifically for infertility, third-party reproduction treatments can be used to help them build a family.