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When to See a Fertility Specialist

Important factors to consider

Your Questions: Answered

You probably have lots of questions about the path to becoming a parent. After all, there are so many important, complex factors-both emotional and physical—to consider before you set out on the path that’s right for you. Remember, while no two people have the exact same journey to parenthood, you’re not alone in this experience. When you’re ready, our specialists can help you work out a customized timeline and treatment plan that’s right for you and your family.

What is Infertility?

Infertility is defined as a disease characterized by the failure for a woman under the age of 35 to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse (6 months if a women is 35 or older) or due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner.

Causes of Female Infertility

Studies show that up to 40 percent of cases of couples struggling to conceive are related to female infertility, which can be related to a variety of conditions or health factors, including:
• Age
• Irregular or absent periods
• Two or more previous miscarriages
• Painful menstruation
• Endometriosis
• PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
• Ovulation problems
• Abnormalities of the uterus, fallopian tubes and/or ovaries

Causes of Male Infertility

Studies show that for up to 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility. Whether you have issues with sperm production or the obstruction of sperm delivery, our team of experienced fertility specialists can identify the cause of male infertility and determine a course of action to help you in your family-planning goals.

Your Specialized Treatment Plan

No two people are exactly alike. Your physician will help you understand the best course of treatment for your medical needs. We offer a range of state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Emotional and financial considerations are also factors we take very seriously when pursuing parenthood. Our staff of financial coordinators and behavior health specialists will assist you in finding the best path.

Most often, treatment options can include:


Request An Appointment


Complete the form below to request an appointment with one of our Fertility Centers of Illinois physicians.

A member of our New Patient Call Center will contact you within one business day to schedule your appointment and answer any other questions you may have. You may also request an appointment by calling 877-324-4483.