Infertility Diagnosis and Testing
The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine in Virginia Beach, VA offers complete diagnostic testing for infertility, and no referral is needed to schedule a consultation with our office. Simply call to schedule an appointment or submit a request online.
Once you’ve established as a New Hope Center patient, you’ll receive every comfort and convenience, of having all of today’s most cutting edge fertility testing and treatment options available, all under a single roof. Unlike many clinics, whose surgical rooms and laboratories are located off-site or in a nearby hospital, New Hope’s surgical suites and laboratories (Andrology & Embryology) are all located in one state of the art facility.
Remember, not all fertility clinics are created equal And, The New Hope Center is proud to offer patients/couples the absolute highest level of care and service available. The New Hope Center is accredited by AIUM to perform Ultrasounds, our laboratories are both CAP & CLIA certified, and we only employ highly educated and skilled Andrology and Embryology technicians to perform the tests and specialized techniques required in an IVF facility. So, no matter what test or procedure you require, from Ultrasounds to an H.S.G. (Hysterosalpingogram) or a Hysteroscopy, and from IUI to INVOCell or IVF with ICSI & PGS testing, New Hope has it covered.
WOMEN: Fertility Testing is recommended for women based on the following:
- If less than 35 years old – having regular menstrual cycles, after one year of trying to conceive (without success)
- If 35 years or older after 6 months of trying to conceive (without success)
A woman (at any age) should see a Fertility Specialist, if she has been diagnosed (or) has a suspected diagnosis of:
- PCO or PCOS (Polycystic Ovaries – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- Repeat Miscarriage(s)
- High FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) level
- Uterine Anomalies – such as Uterine Didelphys, Septate Uterus, Bicornuate, etc.
MEN: Fertility Testing is recommended for men based on the following:
- The inability to get a woman pregnant after more than one year of actively trying.
What’s the best test for me?
Unfortunately, there is no single best test to determine infertility. Instead, there are a variety of tests (and ways) that can be used to identify the reason a patient (or couple) is not able to achieve a pregnancy, or maintain a pregnancy.
Consider this, to achieve a pregnancy, you must have a sufficient egg supply, be able to release an egg from one or the other ovary (ovulate), the egg must be able to travel into and through one or the other fallopian tubes, and be exposed to sperm. The sperm must be healthy enough to penetrate and fertilize the egg, and the resulting embryo must implant in the lining of the uterus (endometrium), and begin (and continue) to grow. If there is an issue(s) at any given point during this process, you will not conceive (or) you will not remain pregnant.
Follow our links below to view the fertility testing specific for each, WOMEN and MEN.