If you are building a family, you want to be treated as family, not a number. In Dr. Holley’s practice, your fertility evaluation and treatment is tailored to your specific needs, avoiding unnecessary testing and expense, while at the same time using every available method to enhance your chances of achieving the family you desire.
Your initial evaluation may include a general medical exam and screening for medical conditions such as diabetes and genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Your immunity to diseases such as Rubella will also be determined.
Testing for your husband includes genetic screening, a testosterone level, and a Sperm count and semen analysis using the Cell Vue Semenalysis method, including microscopic analysis. We will also assess efficiency of intercourse using a post-coital test to confirm that motile sperm are entering your cervix.
Testing for you includes:
Treatment options include:
If these medications are not sufficient to cause you to ovulate properly, other more potent medications (Folistim or Bravelle) will be used with the understanding that multiple gestations – twins or triplets – are more common using these medications. Ultrasound monitoring is essential for the safe use of these medications.
If natural intercourse does not accomplish a pregnancy, your chances are improved with Intrauterine Insemination. We use the PureCeption protocol for sperm washing and preparation for insemination. The sperm are applied via a curved catheter to the fallopian tube adjacent to the ovulating ovary.
Dr. Holley does not provide in vitro fertilization; if you need in vitro fertilization you will be referred to an appropriate clinic.
Dr. Holley also does not do surgical tubal reversals. If you have had your tubes tied and wish to have them put back together, Dr. Holley will refer you to a local doctor or to a specialist in this procedure.
Infertility treatment can be an emotionally and physically exhausting process. We are here to help you reach your goal of a healthy family, and support you along the way.