Family planning

pic_content_1.pngIf getting pregnant has been a challenge for You and Your partner, You're not alone. 10 to 15% of couples in Lithuania are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year — or for at least six months for women of age 35 or older.

Infertility may be due to a single cause or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective therapies for overcoming infertility. These treatments significantly improve the chances of becoming pregnant.

SPERMOGRAM

A spermogram is a male fertility test that checks the quantity and quality of Your partner’s sperm. Your partner will be asked to visit the clinic to provide his semen in a clean environment, and a clinical analysis will be performed. Alternatively, we can offer You to take a sample at home.

A spermogram enables your doctor to assess the following factors:

  • The concentration of the sperm;
  • The motility of the sperm;
  • The shape of the sperm;
  • The agglutination of the sperm (sticking together).
 

If Your partner has a low sperm count or motility, the chances of getting pregnant may be significantly reduced. Timing and frequency of intercourse are the key to conceiving successfully. The state of the art technology used by our Fertility Center can identify the most fertile days of Your menstrual cycle to have intercourse on.

FIRST EXAMINATION AND MEETING WITH THE INFERTILITY SPECIALIST

During the first meeting, Your doctor will want to discuss every single aspect of Your past that relates to Your current health, so be sure to know Your health history. Topics that could be covered include Your menstrual history, Your surgical history, whether or not You’ve been pregnant before; birth control usage, if You have ever had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or a pelvic infection, Your family health history and details about Your sex life.

The doctor will also have some questions about Your health and any significant health issues in the past. It may help to bring Your medical records with You to the appointment if the doctor You’re seeing isn’t already familiar with Your medical history. Don’t forget to mention any medications You are currently taking or have taken. There will also be some inquiry into Your occupational conditions and lifestyle – how much do You exercise, how healthy is Your diet, whether You smoke or use recreational drugs or how much alcohol do You consume.

Next, there will be a physical exam during which your doctor will check Your thyroid for any abnormalities, look for unusual or excessive hair growth as well as perform a breast exam. This will be followed with a pelvic exam will also be done to see if there is any evidence of an infection or abnormality. A sample of Your cervical mucus may also be taken. Your doctor will likely want to order some blood tests to measure Your hormonal levels.

 

 

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