Understanding Infertility

Infertility can occur when any of the factors that have a role in human reproduction do not function properly. Many couples have difficulty conceiving and face challenges in their effort to become pregnant and have a baby.

You probably have many questions and may be confused about why this is happening to you. You’re not alone. Human reproduction is a complex process. The successful fertilization of an egg by a sperm depends on many factors, including the health of the man’s sperm, the condition of a woman’s eggs and uterus, a woman’s hormonal environment, or the ability of an embryo (the fertilized egg) to become implanted in a woman’s uterus.


Making intelligent decisions regarding your treatment options often requires patience, communication, trust and a basic understanding of how human reproduction works.