Basic Fertility Care Options

Find a wealth of basic fertility care options

Many hopeful parents think that in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the only way to bring home a baby, but our Manhattan Beach fertility center offers many basic fertility care options. From fertility medications with timed intercourse to intrauterine insemination (IUI), Mark Rispler MD and Joshua J. Berger MD, PhD want you to know that you may have more options than you think.

Bring home a baby with basic fertility care options

When you visit our Manhattan Beach fertility center, your doctor will take the time to accurately diagnose the cause of your fertility issues. By starting with the right diagnosis, he can develop the best fertility treatment plan for you.

Depending on your diagnosis and family-building goals, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following basic fertility care options.

  • Fertility medications can help you conceive by triggering or regulating ovulation. You can take these medications in conjunction with timed intercourse, IUI or IVF.
  • IUI, also known as artificial insemination, helps the sperm reach the egg to improve the chances of fertilization. Your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube to inject sperm from your partner or your sperm donor through your vagina and into your uterus. This is a short, outpatient procedure that our Manhattan Beach fertility center may perform with or without fertility medications.
  • Minimally invasive fertility surgery is sometimes all that is needed to help a patient conceive. If an anatomical issue is causing your fertility issues, surgery may be the only way to reverse the problem. Dr. Rispler and Dr. Berger have specialized training as a fertility surgeon and is experienced in using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat issues, including endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, intrauterine scar tissue, uterine malformations and blockages in the fallopian tubes.

IVF can sometimes provide the fastest path to pregnancy

Although our Manhattan Beach fertility center prefers to start with basic fertility care options, we may recommend IVF in some cases.

Your doctor will use the results of your diagnostic testing to guide you to the best fertility treatment for your family-building goals. Contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment and start on the path to parenthood today.