Introduction

Like so many couples, you and your partner have probably planned for the right time to have a baby, and after making that important decision to start a new family, you are surprised that a pregnancy has not yet happened. Many couples have a hard time believing that they may have a problem getting pregnant but after numerous disappointments, you are now wondering how long you should keep trying before becoming concerned. If you have been unable to conceive a child after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse, you may be experiencing infertility. You are not alone...The miracle of conception is dependent on a number of precisely timed biological events. Therefore, it is not surprising that infertility is a challenge that 10-15 percent of women in their reproductive years’ experience. However, in light of new medical advances, infertility can be overcome and your dream of having a child can be realized!

By taking the important first step of seeking help, you have begun the journey towards realizing your dream of starting a family. The infertility team at Beth Israel Center for Infertility & Reproductive Health (CIRH) can provide an evaluation and the necessary treatment options for you. Dr. Peter L. Chang is the director of Reproductive Endocrinology at CIRH and is part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to infertility or recurrent miscarriage care.

The infertility team is committed to providing individualized care and the best treatment options while trying to minimize your expenses. Our staff is highly trained in the area of infertility and will do everything possible to help you through this challenge. The information contained herein will provide an overview of the Beth Israel Center for Infertility & Reproductive Health, its staff members, services, treatments and risks.

Before embarking on a therapeutic program, which can be expensive and emotionally draining, you must have all your questions answered and thoroughly evaluate your options. Overall, for the majority of couples facing the challenge of infertility, the outlook is more promising than ever. Remember, there is hope! Indeed, the majority of infertile couples seeking medical help eventually succeed in having children.