ASK THE DOCTOR - Concerned

by Dr. Snunit Ben-Ozer

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Dear Dr. Ben-Ozer,

My partner and I have attempted 6 cycles of home insemination with our dear friend’s sperm. We are not pregnant and are very frustrated and concerned. What’s next? -Cyn and Leslie, in Los Angeles

Dear Concerned,

If you are under 35 years old and in good general and reproductive health, I’d recommend you have a basic fertility evaluation with an REI, or your OB/GYN if s/he do basic fertility work. At this juncture, you need to exclude blockage of the tubes, evaluate a hormone panel, and check the sperm for motility and health.

Dr. Ben-Ozer is Board Certified in Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology and OB/GYN. She is the founder of the Tree of Life Center and practices in Tarzana and Beverly Hills. She is an associate clinical professor at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. She specializes in sperm and egg donation, advanced maternal age, surrogacy, and recurrent pregnancy loss. You can find more information at click here, write us at benozer(dot)tlcfertility(at)gmail(dot)com or call TLC at (818) 344-TLC2 (344-8522).

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