Birth Control / Contraception Counseling
There are numerous choices of birth control available today, including birth control pills / patches / vaginal rings, hormonal injections and implants, IUDs / intrauterine devices, and diaphragms. It is important to know the pros and cons of each option, as well as how your individual health will affect your choice. A counseling appointment will include education and recommendations about the best choices for you.
Planning to start a family can bring up many questions that can be important to have answered before conceiving. Preconception counseling addresses what vitamins to take, special diet concerns, family history of genetic disorders and any testing indicated, sexually transmitted infection testing, and age concerns.
Infertility Evaluation / Treatment
Difficulty conceiving can be emotionally stressful for women and their partners. An evaluation appointment will include a discussion of the possible problem areas – ovaries, tubes, uterus / cervix, and sperm count – and scheduling of tests for the areas indicated. Some problems identified can be treated in our office with fertility medications. Others will require referral to Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility specialists for treatments such as fertility medication injections, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor eggs, etc. Our nurses will schedule and expedite this referral for you.