The Bethesda Fertility Center is the only center in the region with a long history of offering ovarian reserve screening. Our research has contributed extensively to published national literature in this field, helping to establish industry standards for this important screening tool.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine or artificial insemination involves placing a highly-concentrated sperm sample into the uterus during ovulation. Depending on the infertility cause, IUI can be coordinated with your normal cycle or done in conjunction with ovulation induction medications. Each cycle is carefully monitored through office visits, ultrasounds and blood work. The cost is relatively low for IUI, and it is usually the first step in treatment.
The IUI is performed by threading a very thin, flexible catheter through the cervix and injecting washed sperm directly into the uterus. The procedure is similar to a Pap smear exam and can be done in the comfort of our center.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
An assisted reproductive technology that involves the process of combining the egg and sperm outside the human body to optimize chances for fertilization, after which the resulting embryo is transferred to the uterus. Each cycle is carefully monitored through office visits, ultrasounds and blood work.
Ovulation induction (OI) can prompt the ovaries to release an egg using oral medications and/or injectable hormones. Because the course of treatment depends on the woman’s history, we perform a full workup to identify potential underlying conditions such as ovarian cysts or hormonal dysfunction (i.e., thyroid conditions). We also evaluate male infertility as part of a comprehensive approach to infertility diagnosis and treatment.
Women needing OI typically fall under two categories:
- Those who ovulate irregularly or not at all
- Those who ovulate regularly and have normal menstrual cycles.
Third Party Reproduction
Third-Party Reproduction involves the use of egg donors, sperm donors, gestational carriers or donor embryos. Learn more about each of these options.
There are many paths to parenthood and third-party reproduction can be the answer for many people. We are here to guide you through the options and help you navigate the process.