Fertility Services - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Fertility Services

Many couples who want a child face the problem of infertility. They have tried to conceive, but have not been able to do so. If you and your partner are unable to have a child, consider having an infertility evaluation. Our experts can evaluate you and your partner to find out what is causing the infertility problem, and what can be done to address it.

Common Fertility Conditions

Sometimes, simple changes in your life can make a big difference. You should talk to your doctor about the impact your habits can have on your ability to conceive. Those factors include weight, smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages. If you are still unable to achieve a successful pregnancy making lifestyle changes, a more serious condition may be causing your infertility.

The offers treatment for most common conditions that affect fertility, including:

Treatment Options

Reproductive endocrinology specialists offer the following treatment and services for those looking to have children:

  • Artificial Insemination: Artificial insemination is performed during an ovulation induction cycle, or with the use of an ovulation predictor. This procedure is typically done very quickly, with minimal discomfort.
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): IVF involves extracting a woman's eggs, fertilizing the eggs in the laboratory with sperm and then transferring the resulting embryo(s) into the woman's uterus through the cervix where it can develop.
  • Egg Donation: Many couples who struggle with infertility turn to egg donation to achieve pregnancy. Egg donation involves an embryo formed from the egg of one woman (the donor) being transferred to another woman who is unable to conceive with her own eggs (the recipient).
  • Fertility Preservation: This may not be the right time in your life to start or expand your family, but fertility preservation allows individuals and couples to maintain options for future family building. Fertility preservation includes cryopreservation of sperm, unfertilized oocytes and fertilized eggs.
  • Genetic Testing: Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) reduces the risk of adverse outcomes due to chromosome number or structure, or due to inherited traits or diseases.