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Infertility Evaluation and Treatment

If you’ve been trying to become pregnant for a year or longer with no success, we’re here to help. We offer personalized infertility evaluation and treatment options to help you start your family. It’s good news that many parents-to-be with infertility concerns can be treated successfully. We work closely with you and your partner to use infertility treatments that are best for you.

About Infertility

The causes of infertility are wide-ranging and can include one or more of the following:

  • Problems with ovulation
  • Problems with the fallopian tubes, uterus or cervix
  • Endometriosis
  • Problems with your partner’s reproductive system or semen quality
  • Unexplained infertility

Contributing factors we also consider include age of both partners, how long you’ve been trying to get pregnant, and lifestyle.

In the first video below, our infertility services medical director, Dr. Taryn McEvoy, talks about her real-life struggle to become pregnant.

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We work with you and your partner to pin-point the cause(s) of infertility and develop a care plan that may include one or more therapies to restore or stimulate fertility.

Diagnostic testing includes:

  • Complete medical history
  • Physical exam
  • Biomarker testing (lab tests)
  • Ultrasound and hysterosalphinogram (HSG), to evaluate your fallopian tubes, uterus or cervix
  • Semen analysis

At Oakdale ObGyn, our treatment options include lifestyle changes, fertility medications, hormone therapies, surgery and in some cases, intrauterine insemination (IUI). We work closely with you and your partner to choose infertility treatments that are best for you.

  • Lifestyle changes may include: smoking cessation, nutrition management, weight loss, or timed intercourse
  • Fertility medications: clomiphene, which mimics the effects of estrogen, or letrozole, to help stimulate fertility
  • Hormone therapy: HCG injections, also known as human chorionic gonadotropin, to stimulate fertility
  • Surgery: to unblock fallopian tubes, remove uterine fibroids or polyps, or endometriosis
  • IUI: to insert semen directly into your uterus around the time of ovulation

We partner with the Midwest Reproductive Center to offer assisted reproductive treatments (ART).

Check with your insurance company about coverage for fertility therapies; your insurance card should include a customer care line you can contact for details.

Our team will explain costs to you once you and your doctor determine the best therapies for you. Many of our services are billed as fee-for-service. Our business office can be reached at 763-587-7035.

The road to infertility is challenging, requiring a big commitment and a strong heart. You and your partner will be asked to share private information about your life. Testing can be costly and some of the procedures may not be comfortable.

There are risks associated with fertility therapies, including but not limited to: multiple pregnancies, miscarriage, or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome as a result of fertility medications.

Last, there is no guarantee that you will become pregnant. We promise to be sensitive to your needs and to support you through the entire process.

Most of our testing and analysis is performed in our clinics in Maple Grove, Blaine, Plymouth, and Crystal.

We partner with Midwest Reproductive Center for some procedures, such as semen analysis.

It’s a good idea to prepare for your first appointment:

  • Gather documentation about your attempts to get pregnant.
  • Make a list of questions to ask your provider.
  • Make a list of medications, supplements, and vitamins you are taking.
  • Detail your medical history.
  • What are some common reasons for not getting pregnant?
  • What is causing my infertility?
  • What kinds of tests do you perform? How are test results used?
  • How long before I can expect to become pregnant?
  • How is treatment progressed?
  • For this treatment, what are the side effects?
  • For this treatment recommendation, is there a chance of conceiving multiple babies?
  • For this treatment, how long will it last?
  • Are there long-term risks associated with this or other infertility treatments you recommend?
  • What diagnostic tests and treatment options are covered by insurance?
Infertility Diagnosis

We work with you and your partner to pin-point the cause(s) of infertility and develop a care plan that may include one or more therapies to restore or stimulate fertility.

Diagnostic testing includes:

  • Complete medical history
  • Physical exam
  • Biomarker testing (lab tests)
  • Ultrasound and hysterosalphinogram (HSG), to evaluate your fallopian tubes, uterus or cervix
  • Semen analysis
Infertility Treatment

At Oakdale ObGyn, our treatment options include lifestyle changes, fertility medications, hormone therapies, surgery and in some cases, intrauterine insemination (IUI). We work closely with you and your partner to choose infertility treatments that are best for you.

  • Lifestyle changes may include: smoking cessation, nutrition management, weight loss, or timed intercourse
  • Fertility medications: clomiphene, which mimics the effects of estrogen, or letrozole, to help stimulate fertility
  • Hormone therapy: HCG injections, also known as human chorionic gonadotropin, to stimulate fertility
  • Surgery: to unblock fallopian tubes, remove uterine fibroids or polyps, or endometriosis
  • IUI: to insert semen directly into your uterus around the time of ovulation

We partner with the Midwest Reproductive Center to offer assisted reproductive treatments (ART).

Cost

Check with your insurance company about coverage for fertility therapies; your insurance card should include a customer care line you can contact for details.

Our team will explain costs to you once you and your doctor determine the best therapies for you. Many of our services are billed as fee-for-service. Our business office can be reached at 763-587-7035.

Understanding Risks

The road to infertility is challenging, requiring a big commitment and a strong heart. You and your partner will be asked to share private information about your life. Testing can be costly and some of the procedures may not be comfortable.

There are risks associated with fertility therapies, including but not limited to: multiple pregnancies, miscarriage, or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome as a result of fertility medications.

Last, there is no guarantee that you will become pregnant. We promise to be sensitive to your needs and to support you through the entire process.

Where Testing & Analysis Is Performed

Most of our testing and analysis is performed in our clinics in Maple Grove, Blaine, Plymouth, and Crystal.

We partner with Midwest Reproductive Center for some procedures, such as semen analysis.

What to Expect

It’s a good idea to prepare for your first appointment:

  • Gather documentation about your attempts to get pregnant.
  • Make a list of questions to ask your provider.
  • Make a list of medications, supplements, and vitamins you are taking.
  • Detail your medical history.
Questions to Ask Your Provider
  • What are some common reasons for not getting pregnant?
  • What is causing my infertility?
  • What kinds of tests do you perform? How are test results used?
  • How long before I can expect to become pregnant?
  • How is treatment progressed?
  • For this treatment, what are the side effects?
  • For this treatment recommendation, is there a chance of conceiving multiple babies?
  • For this treatment, how long will it last?
  • Are there long-term risks associated with this or other infertility treatments you recommend?
  • What diagnostic tests and treatment options are covered by insurance?
Videos
“Your team was so supportive and helpful in our journey to start our family. After two miscarriages and several years of infertility treatment we are so blessed to have a healthy baby girl in our arms...”
– Jaclyn - Oakdale ObGyn Patient

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