Expectant management is a period of “wait and see” (no intervention or treatment) before attempting any procedure or therapy. This approach is recommended to couples with unexplained infertility of short duration when the woman is under 35 years of age. The likelihood of a spontaneous pregnancy is very good. 35-50% after two years and 60-70% after three years of observation. Please note these pregnancy rates decrease as the woman’s age and the duration of infertility increase. Treatment is recommended when no pregnancy occurs after an adequate period of observation.
In our experience most couples decline expectant management in lieu of further testing or treatment. Nevertheless, this option is discussed with couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility.
The treatment of infertility can be stressful and expensive. After a long and unsuccessful journey along the path to fertility, there are several options open to you.
Choosing to live childless is an option some couples/individuals actively make. This commitment to one another can open opportunities for a rewarding and full life. For those who wish to involve a child in their lives, fostering or adopting a child may be another option. Reaching these decisions involves accepting and making peace with many issues: stopping fertility treatment, loss of the dream of creating/carrying a pregnancy, facing concerns about living childless, and the adoption process.
Resolve - The National infertility Association - offers a very comprehensive guide to living childless, choosing adoption, as well as discussions about making the decision. We encourage you to explore these resources available at their website.
We want you to understand all your options in order for you to make an informed decision. Ultimately, our goal is to match you with the best treatment option consistent with your personal goals and beliefs.
In Vitro Fertillization - IVF
Review the outline of the steps involved in IVF. Based on individual needs, some steps may be changed for you.
Artificial Insemination - IUI
Learn about this simple and painless procedure, which can be effective for some types of infertility.
Financing & Insurance Info
We offer assistance with understanding your insurance benefits and provide financing options.