Conception, Pregnancy and Fertility Video

This week in the Lab Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad sit down with Dr. Kaylen Silverberg of the Texas Fertility Center to discuss the appropriate time to visit a fertility specialist. Dr. Silverberg discusses the steps a fertility clinic takes to ensu...
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Speaker1: You've been trying for sometime now and the old biological clock is ticking, but still no pregnancy. Speaker2: So it's now the time to consult a Fertility Specialist. Speaker1: Today's episode is brought to you by the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Active. Identically, I wonder if just wearing this makes you more fertile. Speaker2: To get the scoop on when is the right time to consult a Fertility Specialist, we talked to Dr. Kaylen Silverberg of the Texas Fertility Center. Host: What's the point at which couples, they're trying, they're not having any success, what's the point at which they should consider visiting the fertility clinic? Dr. Kaylen M. Silverberg: Everything really depends on the woman's age. So if the woman is under 35 years of age, they really should try on their own for 12 months. The reason is that if you've got a proven fertile couple, a man and a woman that have kids together with each other in the past, their chance for pregnancy in any given month is 20%, 50% in 6 months and about 87-88% in 12 months. Therefore, they really don't need to come see us or any other Fertility Specialist until they've been trying for a year. Now as the woman gets older, the chance for pregnancy falls. So there we really advocate 6 months. If they've been trying for 6 months, and nothing is happening, they need to come on here. Host: What happens, what can they expect from their first visit or two to the fertility clinic? Dr. Kaylen M. Silverberg: Well, really what we're trying to do is understand where they are, where they are in this whole fertility journey, what's happened so far? So the first thing we'll do is we'll take a history. We'll talk to the man and we'll say, have you caused any pregnancies before? When was that or how long ago was it? Were there any difficulties in achieving the pregnancy? Did you have to get fertility therapy for your previous pregnancies? Have you had any medical illnesses? Diabetes can certainly impact your ability to conceive. High blood pressure can impact your ability to conceive. A lot of diseases for which you are medicated, the medicines themselves can cause problems. Host: What side, which path to go down? Dr. Kaylen M. Silverberg: Sure. We like to collect all the information first. So we'll do a history. We'll do a physical examination. We'll do an ultrasound. If anything in the history suggests we should, we'll check laboratory, so we'll do blood work. We'll also get an X-ray of the uterus and the fallopian tubes called an HSG. After we've done all those things, we'll sit back down, we'll go over everything and we'll say, okay look, here are the possible causes of your infertility, based on the evaluation we've done. It's not this, it's not this, it's not this, we need to look closer, more closer with this. Speaker1: Lots of options out there for couples today. Spekaer2: It's true. I hope it's not insensitive to say this in this episode, but we didn't struggle with the fertility issues very much, although, a kind of which we had is the little trying, it's really fun. Speaker1: Yeah, up to a point. Speaker2: Not really. Speaker1: I would like to thank our sponsor, BABYBJÖRN, when that blissful day does arrive and you want the best baby gear on the market, BABYBJÖRN. Speaker2: We want you to join us at the DadLabs.com. We've got a conversation going on over there. If you ever struggle with fertility issues or visited a Fertility Specialist, we want to hear about that. Come tell us your stories at DadLabs.com and we'll see you there. Speaker1: That's all for us to speak in the lab, see you next time.

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