More Than a Stork: A Look at the Science Behind Solving Infertility

When a couple is dealing with infertility issues, it can be stressful, frustrating, and sometimes confusing. Trying again and again to conceive without seeing any results can be extremely overwhelming and add unnecessary stress to a relationship. At the Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, we look at solving infertility as a science. We take every procedure seriously, and handle every treatment with care and meticulousness, so that we can be successful in helping the couples we work with have a baby.

Infertility As a Science

When we work with couples dealing with infertility, we go about solving the problem one step at a time. We don’t just jump into procedures, we ask questions and create hypotheses, taking our time to help them achieve pregnancy as quickly and healthily as possible.

Part of solving infertility is also dealing with probabilities and striving to achieve a high rate of success. When couples try to get pregnant naturally—through intercourse—their chances of conceiving and when they will conceive come down to random probability. At our center, we take a scientific approach to control those random factors and help a couple to become pregnant at a 100 percent success rate.

The science of infertility is made up of two different fields of study: gynecology and endocrinology. Together, these two areas give us a clearer understanding of the overall picture when it comes to treating infertility.

Gynecology

Gynecology is the medical study of the health of the female reproductive system. It’s a specialized branch of medicine that looks at treating the conditions and diseases that affect a woman’s reproductive organs and their overall health. Typically, most gynecologists are also trained in obstetrics, which involves caring for women going through pregnancy and childbirth. But while obstetrics treats women who are pregnant, gynecology—what we deal with at our center—involves treating women who are not yet pregnant.

Endocrinology

The other aspect of treating infertility involves endocrinology. This field of medical study looks at the endocrine system, which controls hormones. An endocrinologist is someone who treats diseases or medical issues—such as infertility and reproduction—that are caused by problems with hormones.

Why It Matters

By combining these two medical fields, we are better able to pinpoint the causes of infertility, whether it’s male or female. We are also often able to eliminate or fix the medical issues to solve infertility before needing to move forward with any treatments or procedures.

We frequently meet with couples who believe their inability to get pregnant is because they’re being punished for a religious or moral reason. Some even believe they have a curse on them, and not being able to have a baby is just a fact of life they must accept. It’s important to remember that infertility is just like any other medical condition; if there is a problem with your heart or appendix, it’s not because there is something morally wrong with you, there’s an underlying medical issue. We try to be frank about the situation, find what is prohibiting the pregnancy, correct or bypass that medical issue, and help you have a baby.

Looking at infertility from a scientific mindset also means that we begin with a plan. So while having difficulty conceiving might be overwhelming for a couple at first, we remove the emotions and distress from the situation, so we have a better perspective on how to solve it. Ultimately, it’s our goal to take away some of that guilt or pressure and help you conceive a healthy baby.

We welcome the opportunity to walk with you on your journey to pregnancy, answer any questions you have, and help solve your infertility. To learn more about the options, visit us online or call us at 520-326-0001 to set up an appointment.