Posted on August 20, 2021 by John Saccenti – Health, Sponsored
If you’re having difficulty conceiving, it doesn’t hurt to have a consultation with a specialist, and sooner is better than later.
University Reproductive Associates’ Dr. Kavitha Persaud dispels four of the most common mistaken beliefs about becoming pregnant.
Each year, several million women in America become pregnant and give birth and many others dream of that scenario. But according to Kavitha Persaud, MD, fertility specialist at Hasbrouck Heights-based University Reproductive Associates (URA), getting pregnant isn’t always as simple as that.
“While it’s not done on purpose, society does a good job of drilling into teens and young adults that they should be extremely cautious because a girl can get pregnant anytime in her cycle, but in reality, it’s a lot more complicated than that,” she said.
Kavitha Persaud, MD, fertility specialist, University Reproductive Associates
Following, Dr. Persaud dispels four of the most common misconceptions people have about conception:
A Partner in Fertility
Dr. Persaud said that the team of specialists at URA is dedicated to helping women and couples build their family and achieve their dream.
“We start by running full diagnostic testing on both the male and female partner to determine the factor(s) contributing to the couple’s failure to conceive,” she said. “Then we discuss all of the possible options available to help maximize a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant — from timing intercourse more precisely with or without medication to intrauterine insemination (through which medication is used to boost a woman’s natural system to produce a second or third egg, which will then be connected with a strong-swimming sperm), IVF and more. We take great pride in not pushing one treatment over another on couples,” she said. “We’ll pursue whatever they’re comfortable with and provide an honest assessment of their chances of success.”
Among her key messages, Dr. Persaud said that knowledge is power. “If you’re having difficulty conceiving, it doesn’t hurt to have a consultation with a specialist, and sooner is better than later,” she said. “We’re here to help every couple achieve their ultimate goal and sometimes in just talking to one of our physicians, it turns out that there’s an easy fix for the challenges a couple faces.”
Dr. Persaud said that openness also is beneficial. “While infertility has often been a taboo subject that can be stigmatizing for many women, the more people talk about it with their doctor and in blogs and posts, the more others will be willing to share their experience and not hide in the corner,” she said. “Speaking about infertility is an important part of the coping process.”
Finally, Dr. Persaud wants people to know that if they’re having difficulty conceiving, they’re not alone and there’s greater hope than ever.
“There are many options available, whether it involves understanding your own body’s cycle in greater depth or pursuing support from medication or a specialized procedure,” she said. “Expanding your family can be done through many different avenues, and there are more options than people know.”
For More Information
With locations in Hasbrouck Heights, Hoboken and Wayne, University Reproductive Associates has been helping patients complete their journey to a joyful pregnancy for more than three decades. For more information, call 201-288-6330 or visit uranj.com.
— By Susan Bloom
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