Are you wondering if you'll be able to start a family when you're ready? Have you and your partner tried to conceive with no luck?
A fertility evaluation can help you start a family, prepare for a future family, and get a jump start on treating any infertility issues.
Dr. Sonja B. Kristiansen can test your fertility in her Houston, TX, practice to help you conceive and plan for your future.
When Should I Have a Fertility Evaluation?
You've Been Trying to Get Pregnant
You should get your fertility tested if you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant for over a year with no luck. We can test both your and your partner's fertility to recommend treatment and help you start your family.
You Know You Want Kids One Day
Even if you're not ready now but know you want kids in your future, you should come in for a fertility evaluation. Early detection of fertility issues can better your chance of pregnancy down the line.
You Are Over 35
If you are over 35 and know you want kids one day, or you and your partner have been unable to conceive after six months of trying, you should get your fertility tested.
You Are at Risk for Infertility
Several medical, environmental, and lifestyle factors can put you and your partner at a greater risk of infertility. Checking your fertility can determine if these factors have affected your ability to conceive.
Am I at Risk for Infertility? Contact Our Reproductive Practice to Find Out
Women only have a set number of eggs at birth. That number rapidly decreases as they age into their 30s. By 45, the chance of pregnancy is 15%. Men become less fertile around 40.
People who smoke or drink alcohol regularly are less likely to get pregnant. Smoking can increase your chance of miscarriage and cause erectile dysfunction (ED). Both smoking and drinking can decrease sperm count.
Being significantly over- or underweight can affect a woman's cycle and cause them to skip ovulation. Obese men can have a decrease in sperm quality and suffer from ED.
You can decrease your chances of pregnancy if you are around toxic chemicals frequently, like pesticides or pollution. Both sperm and eggs can be affected by radiation and chemotherapy cancer treatments.
Several medical conditions for both men and women can affect your fertility. We will review your health histories to determine if a medical condition like diabetes could be affecting your fertility. We will also test for reproductive conditions like endometriosis so we can start treatment right away.
Ready to Learn More About Your Fertility Options? Contact Houston Fertility Center Today
Dr. Kristiansen has been practicing reproductive medicine since 1995. She is passionate about helping people start their families and has experience providing the care they need to make that happen. Our Houston reproductive center uses virtually every form of infertility treatment and state-of-the-art laboratories to increase your chances of pregnancy.
Fertility can be an emotional subject for some couples, which is why we want you to feel as comfortable as possible in our office. Our entire staff will make you feel welcome as soon as you step through our doors. We are here to answer any questions you may have throughout your fertility treatment process.
Contact our Houston, TX, practice to request your consultation and see how a fertility evaluation can put you on track to starting a family.
We Love Helping You Start Your Family
"Well where to being, Dr.K , Lana , Michelle , and all the rest of the team here are the most amazing, caring, and genuine group of people you could ask for. Especially when dealing with such an emotional experience such as infertility. Their facility is extremely clean, the girls are always smiling and helpful with any questions you need answered and from the very beginning of the process they provide you all the information up front! From start to finish the team will be there, you can’t ask for anything more in my opinion."
A Brief Overview of Your Evaluation Dr. Kristiansen Discusses Infertility Testing
Helping All Patients
To better serve the Houston area, our staff speaks five languages. We want everyone to feel welcome at our practice and encourage you to make an appointment even if English is not your first language. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.
Procedures to Expect During Your Evaluation
We will use minimally invasive testing to detect any abnormalities or conditions that could be affecting your or your partner's fertility. These simple tests are usually covered by insurance and can be the key to identifying your fertility status. Contact our Houston practice to request your consultation.
Our state-of-the-art laboratories help us reduce the chance of human error during fertility testing.
"You helped us make our dream come true."
Dear Dr. Sonja Kristiansen and staff, words cannot express our happiness and the joy you have brought to our lives! thank you for all your kindness and caring during our invocell procedure, You helped us make our dream come true. We have the sweetest little boy now and are truly blessed each day. The entire experience was so very amazing, you are a great doctor with awesome staff that makes each person feel like an individual.View On Google
Our last transfer was finally successful due to Dr. K and her staff’s amazing collaboration, communication and hard work is what I believe helped to make out final transfer a success. I know that Dr. K and her staff believe that our success is their success. Dr. K and her staff were the only positive things about the grueling journey through infertility.View On Google