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Fertility

When you’re concerned about your ability to get pregnant, trust the physicians at Mount Auburn Hospital to provide a sensitive, expert consultation and help you develop a treatment plan.

Do I Need a Fertility Evaluation?

You or your doctor may consider a fertility evaluation if:

  • You haven’t become pregnant after one year of regular sexual intercourse without birth control (or after six months if you’re a woman over 35)
  • You have irregular or painful periods
  • You or your partner has a known fertility condition

Fertility Evaluation: What to Expect

When you visit your primary care provider or gynecologist for a fertility evaluation, your doctor will physically examine you and you’ll discuss your and your partner’s medical and sexual histories. Your doctor may recommend follow-up tests, such as a blood test to examine hormone levels, a semen analysis or imaging tests to look at your reproductive organs.

Then, you’ll work together to develop a plan that fits you, your condition, and your goals and beliefs. We’ll start with the least invasive options that may work for you, such as fertility drugs.

Advanced Infertility Care in Cambridge

If you need specialized care for infertility or a reproductive disorder, access the expertise of doctors board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The Center for Women at Mount Auburn Hospital. Through our collaborative partnerships with Boston IVF, Fertility Solutions™ and IVF New England, you’ll get consultations and follow-up care in a familiar and comfortable setting close to home.

Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

If you’re getting cancer care at Mount Auburn Hospital, ask your nurse navigator about specialized fertility preservation services. Our fertility consultants will help you understand your options to avoid infertility due to cancer treatment.

Alternative Insemination

Turn to the certified nurse-midwives at the Alternative Insemination Center of Greater Boston (AICGB) if you’re considering an office insemination using donor sperm to conceive a baby. Learn more about our alternative insemination services.

Emotional Support for Infertility

If you need social and emotional support as you pursue fertility evaluations or treatments, turn to Mount Auburn Hospital’s Women’s Health Liaison Service. You’ll find caring behavioral health specialists, including social workers and a psychiatrist, who specialize in helping women meet the challenges they face related to their reproductive health. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 617-499-5050.

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