Struggling to grow your family can be physically and emotionally challenging. The experts at Bethesda Fertility Center recognize every patient’s situation is different and help navigate the decision-making process to create a personalized plan. Every patient’s situation is different. Here, Bethesda physicians focus on each patient with an individualized approach.
“Because there are so many variables, there isn’t a single protocol that fits everyone. Dr. Kasey Reynolds and I pride ourselves on devoting the time to provide individualized care,” says fertility physician Isela Molina Robertshaw. “The fact that we’re both female physicians means we can personally relate to some of the issues and provide comfort—there is a sense of sisterhood.”
Seeking fertility care at Bethesda Fertility Center
According to the CDC, about one in five women are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying, but there are options for every situation at Bethesda Fertility Center:
- Hormonal imbalances: Patients who have conditions indirectly related to fertility such as thyroid-related illness, PCOS, and endometriosis
- Structural barriers: Patients who are born without certain reproductive organs or obstructed fallopian tubes
- Male partner: Male patients with low sperm production in terms of quality and quantity or generic conditions
- Same-sex couples: Couples seeking surrogacy, egg, and sperm donation
- Surrogacy: If a patient has a medical condition that poses a high risk to her life or her heath, surrogacy can be an option
- Cancer patients: Cancer treatments can sometimes render a patient infertile and patients can take steps to seek fertility care
When starting the fertility process, Bethesda Fertility doctors Reynolds and Robertshaw review a patient’s medical history, discuss their medical conditions, and talk with the patient about fertility options. Based on the initial information, patients will undergo a series of diagnostic tests, bloodwork, and ultrasounds to learn about any structural abnormalities and hormonal imbalances. The physicians also evaluate if there is intervention needed for the spouse; if the spouse is male, they’ll run a semen analysis and recommend care.
Innovating the future of fertility
Bethesda Fertility Center conducts in vitro fertilization (IVF) and associated procedures with advanced and best in class protocols. Lab director Pradeep Warikoo, PhD, introduced a new technology for testing embryos while they’re developing. Traditionally, embryos are placed in an incubator and removed as required to perform observations to evaluate their viability. Warikoo says every time you take the embryo out of the incubator it’s exposed to light, air, and other elements that it wouldn’t be exposed to naturally in the womb. A Timelapse MIRI-TL12 is a new type of incubator that allows Reproductive Studies Lab staff to monitor the embryo through a camera without removing it from the incubator, giving the best option for embryo viability and ultimately, pregnancy.
How to make an appointment
If you’re ready to take your first step to growing your family, visit the Bethesda Fertility Center website at bethesdafertility.com or call the office at (513) 865-1675. Additionally, you can follow the Center on Facebook and Instagram at @bethesdafertility.