Infertility Specialist

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc -  - OBGYN

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc

OBGYNs located in National City, CA

Many couples struggle with infertility. However, infertility doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant. At her practice, Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc, experienced OB/GYN Dr. del Rosario, specializes in helping couples struggling with infertility. They conduct thorough evaluations to find the cause of your infertility and work closely with you to help you conceive. To schedule an infertility consultation, call the office in National City, California, or book online today.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility is not being able to get pregnant after 12 months of trying, or six months of trying for women 35 and older. Frequent miscarriages are also signs of infertility. 

Infertility is common and affects about 15% of couples in the United States. 

The good news is that infertility doesn’t mean you can’t have a baby. The team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc can find and treat the underlying cause of your difficulties to improve your chances of conception.

What causes infertility?

Pregnancy is a multistep process. Any problems that affect one or more of the steps may lead to infertility. Infertility affects women and men. 

Infertility in women

In women, problems with ovulation typically cause infertility. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women. 

Structural problems in your reproductive organs, including fibroids or fallopian tube scarring, may also make it harder for you to get or stay pregnant.

Infertility in men

Infertility in men occurs due to problems with sperm. They may not produce enough sperm or the sperm may not be healthy enough to reach the egg for fertilization. 

What can I expect during an infertility consultation?

The team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc understands the emotional strain infertility places on a relationship. They work closely with you and your partner to find the root cause of your infertility, Then, they develop an effective treatment plan.

During your consultation, your provider reviews your gynecological, sexual, medical, and family history. They perform a physical and pelvic exam and run blood work to test hormone levels. 

Your provider may also request an ultrasound to evaluate your reproductive organs to look for abnormalities.

Your provider also asks about your partner’s health, including personal and family medical history, and requests lab work to assess general health and health of your partner’s sperm.

How is infertility treated?

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc develops individualized treatment plans for infertility based on the underlying cause of your conception difficulties.

Initially, your provider may prescribe medications that increase ovulation and your chances of pregnancy.

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc may also recommend intrauterine insemination (IUI). During this procedure, your OB/GYN injects sperm directly into your uterus while you’re ovulating. 

If needed, the team can perform surgical procedures to address any structural problems affecting your ability to get pregnant. 

To schedule your infertility consultation at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc, call or book an appointment online today.