Infertility affects many people who have tried and failed to conceive through natural methods. You are not alone!
Dr. Sonja Kristiansen provides cutting-edge, effective infertility treatments to help you achieve the family of your dreams.
Discover the possibilities at our Houston, TX, practice.
Understanding the Basics
The goal of infertility treatment is to diagnose the underlying issues in the male and female reproductive systems and offer methods to overcome those obstacles. Infertility solutions may include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Surgical treatment
- Non-surgical procedures
Trust Houston Fertility Center to Support You Through Treatment
Dr. Kristiansen has been treating patients struggling with infertility since 1995. Assisted reproductive technology has changed greatly in the last two decades. We continue to evolve and grow with the latest innovations in fertility treatment to provide patients throughout Texas and beyond with top-of-the-line care.
If you are struggling with fertility, it can be challenging to overcome the obstacles alone. We provide a wide range of infertility treatments to suit your needs, and family planning goals including in vitro fertilization (IVF), IUI, and INVOcell®. Learn more about your options by meeting with our compassionate and experienced team of fertility specialists. Reach us online, or call our Houston fertility clinic at:
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I love this place and Dr. K has a high success rate. This is why I initially went to her clinic. They don’t treat you like a business but it’s very personal. I was successful on my first IVF attempt and had a healthy baby girl. I will be using her for my next baby when I’m able. Highly recommended.View on Google
The first step in treating infertility is testing. This will vary for men and women. Depending on the results of your fertility tests, we can recommend the types of treatment that we believe would be most effective for you. Dr. Kristiansen is dedicated to finding the root cause of your infertility so she can offer custom treatment options to give you the best chances of success.
Evaluating Fertility in Women
The doctor will perform a blood test to measure ovulatory, pituitary, and other hormone levels that can affect reproduction and determine whether ovulation is occurring or not.
This procedure evaluates the condition of your fallopian tubes and uterus. It checks for blockages that may prevent ovulation and looks for uterine fibroids or other problems.
This minimally invasive surgery examines your fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus by using a thin viewing device that is inserted through a small incision beneath the navel. A laparoscopy can identify endometriosis, scarring, and other irregularities in the reproductive system.
Begin Improving Your Chances of Pregnancy
The road to pregnancy can be challenging for many people. We can help you increase your chances of success and achieve your dream family. Request your consultation at Houston Fertility Center in Texas today to learn more about the types of treatment we offer for patients struggling with infertility.
Evaluating Fertility in Men
You will provide a semen sample for the doctor to analyze. We will test your sperm count as well as the shape and mobility of the cells.
We may ask for a blood test to determine your testosterone levels and other male hormones.
In rare circumstances, we may want to perform a testicular biopsy to identify abnormalities that could contribute to infertility.
Get Started on Your Journey to Growing Your Family Request a Consultation Today
At Houston Fertility Center, we are dedicated to helping patients achieve their dreams of a successful pregnancy. We understand just how emotional the process can be when you are struggling to conceive.
Dr. Kristiansen is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist infertility specialist who has helped many hopeful parents across Texas achieve their dreams of expanding their families. She takes great pride in discovering the root cause of a patient's reproductive issues to offer the least invasive treatment possible while providing the best chance of success.
Take the first step in your fertility journey by requesting a consultation at our clinic in Houston, TX. Fill out our online form or give us a call today. We look forward to helping you turn your dreams into a reality.
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With Their Reproductive Needs
Dr. Kristiansen and all the staff are great. We went in for a RIVF consultation and due to the way they treated us and made us feel we decided to begin the process as soon as we were able to. We will always be thankful to Dr. Kristiansen, Blanca, Melissa and especially Mayra they are all amazing, they helped us with our thousand questions and doubts and when we felt discouraged they kept our spirits up. Thanks to them we are now expecting our precious baby girl. We definitely recommend Houston Fertility Center.View on Google
I love this place the nurses definitely put alot of definition into this clinic. Without them and their kindness I probably wouldn't have made it mentally. Anytime I had a question they answered whether through phone call or email. It was the best!.. Thank you to Blanca and Mayra for making this the best experience for me! I'll be seeing yall again in another year or 2. ❤️View on Google
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination is a fertility treatment that involves transferring semen directly into the uterus with assisted reproductive technology. During an IUI treatment, the sperm are washed, placed into a sterile medium, and injected directly into the uterus. The high placement in the female reproductive tract increases the chance of successful fertilization. Intrauterine insemination is less invasive than IVF and is usually one of the first treatments we recommend to treat infertility. IUI may not be successful in cases of severe male infertility or blocked fallopian tubes.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization involves fertilizing mature eggs in a controlled environment and then transferring the embryo back into the uterus. IVF is a revolutionary treatment used to overcome a wide range of fertility issues including ovulation disorders, damaged fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and poor sperm mobility. We typically recommend less invasive methods such as fertility drugs or IUI before moving on to IVF. An entire cycle of IVF takes about three weeks from egg retrieval to a blood test determining pregnancy.
The main difference between INVOcell and IVF is that fertilization occurs within the body rather than in a lab. Hormones stimulate ovulation and release mature eggs which the doctor then retrieves. The egg and sperm cells are placed together in the tiny INVOcell device, which stays securely in the vaginal cavity for three to five days allowing for incubation. The fact that fertilization occurs within the body is attractive to many patients with certain religious beliefs or those who are uncomfortable with the idea of a lab controlling the early stages of embryonic development.
Eggs are donated for patients who have lost their ovaries, have premature ovarian failure, or advanced maternal age. These donors are screened for genetic, emotional, and physical health abnormalities, smoking, drug use, and sexually transmitted diseases. We record the characteristics of our donors so patients can select those who align with their own physical traits if they desire.
Women who can produce healthy eggs but are unable to use their uterus may consider a gestational surrogate carrier. A donated egg may also be used with a gestational surrogate in the event a woman can’t produce her own eggs. In either case, you may use your partner's sperm or donated sperm to fertilize the egg. Using IVF, we transfer the embryo into the surrogate's uterus to carry until term, however, there is no biological tie between the child and the surrogate.
A Closer Look at Intrauterine Insemination
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Houston Fertility Center is the first clinic in Houston, TX, to offer INVOcell - a new, revolutionary, and affordable treatment option. Now, this treatment is available for just $6,600 per cycle! Must meet eligibility requirements. Medication costs vary depending on the pharmacy.
We are also proud to now offer Reciprocal INVOcell, and PGT with INVOcell. Call for details and schedule your consultation today to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Infertility Treatment
When should I begin to explore fertility treatments?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests fertility interventions for a healthy couple under the age of 35 if they have failed to get pregnant with regular intercourse within a year. For couples older than 35, fertility testing and treatments are usually explored after six months of trying. However, for patients with existing issues such as known ovulation concerns, your doctor may suggest fertility treatments sooner.
We have received an infertility diagnosis but would like a second opinion. Can you help?
We are happy to provide a second opinion to help you make a more informed decision about your reproductive health.