National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week is a time to remember that many couples experience difficulties when starting a family. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the many treatment options available today.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, about 10 percent of women in the United States between the ages of 15-44 have problems getting pregnant or staying pregnant.

For women, a number of physical issues including blocked fallopian tubes and hormone imbalances can cause problems with ovulation, an essential process in conception.

A woman’s age, diet and lifestyle choices can also contribute to infertility.

Physical, environmental and lifestyle choices can also contribute to infertility in men.

Over the years, a number of effective medical treatments have evolved and are now able to help many couples conceive.

Columbia is actually home to Missouri’s most successful fertility clinic. Boone Hospital’s Dr. Gil Wishire has been serving patients in mid-Missouri since 2006.

To speak to a fertility specialist, contact Boone Hospital’s physician referral service at 573-815-6400.

One Response to National Infertility Awareness Week

  1. Shankha Banerji says:

    I was a patient getting a stent at the Cardiac care unit last Friday. Dr. Spaedy was the specialist performing the procedure. Not only the procedure went well, but the care before the procedure and recovery afterwards in the 4 south ward was excellent. The nurse Brent Herbel was very good and all the other nurses(Whitney,Lori, etc) were also good. The catering person Jeff Reul was also very personable. I had a very good experience there.

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