Turning Dreams into Reality: Our Approach to Infertility

Infertility can feel incredibly challenging and disheartening, but at Hera Health Care, we want you to know there is hope. Led by Dr. Mirela Cernaianu, our compassionate and experienced team understands the emotional journey of infertility and is here to support you every step of the way. Through a personalized evaluation, we will work closely with you to determine the best course of action for your unique family planning needs. Let us be your partners in turning your dreams of parenthood into a reality. Learn more below.

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Why is Age so Important for Getting Pregnant?

While there are many possible causes of infertility, such as endometriosis, hormone imbalances, and diminished ovarian reserve, to name a few, age is the biggest risk factor. Fertility peaks between the ages of 20-30 for women. The ability to get pregnant starts to decline after 30. In fact, women are half as fertile in their 30s as they were in their 20s. Fertility significantly drops after the age of 35. By the time you reach 40, your chance of conceiving gets lower with each passing month.

How Does Ovarian Reserve Predict Your Ability to Get Pregnant?

When women are born, their ovaries contain a specific number of immature egg follicles. Every month a follicle matures into an egg, which is released into the fallopian tube. But you lose a lot more than one egg each month. Follicles (eggs) die naturally over time. Additionally, multiple follicles may try to mature every month but fail and die. As a result, the one to two million eggs women have at birth drops to 300,000-500,000 by the time they reach puberty.

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Ovarian Reserve

Ovarian reserve refers to the number of follicles in your ovaries. Diminished ovarian reserve affects your ability to get pregnant, because it means you have fewer eggs remaining than normal. The number of eggs in your ovarian reserves depends on age, genetics, health conditions that affect your ovaries, and exposure to environmental toxins like cigarette smoke. Several types of ovarian reserve tests are available that estimate the number of eggs and their quality. The results of these tests indicate whether you’ll be able to have children. The tests are also used to determine whether your eggs are viable enough for in vitro fertilization.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) refers to a group of symptoms caused by a hormonal imbalance. PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility because it stops the ovaries from releasing eggs. Women with PCOS have symptoms such as:

  • Irregular or absent menstrual periods.
  • Obesity.
  • High male hormones, causing excess hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen.
  • Multiple fluid-filled sacs, called cysts, in the ovaries.
  • Oily skin and acne.
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Hera Health Care is Here to Help

At Hera Health Care, we understand planning a family is a deeply personal journey, especially when faced with the emotional impact of infertility. At Hera Health Care, we understand the stress and uncertainties that accompany this journey. With Dr. Cernaianu's extensive training in obstetrics and gynecology, we offer expert care tailored to your unique needs. Our holistic approach combines advanced treatments, cutting-edge technologies, and compassionate support to optimize your chances of achieving a successful pregnancy. Let us be your guiding light on this transformative journey, offering hope, compassion, and the expertise needed to navigate the ups and downs of trying to conceive. Together, we can turn your dreams of parenthood into a beautiful reality. Are you in the Westlake area and in need of an infertility screening? No matter your needs, schedule an appointment with us at Hera Health Care today.

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