Ectopic and Molar Pregnancy Treatment

During the first stages of conception a woman’s egg is fertilized by a man’s sperm in one of her fallopian tubes. The fertilized egg then moves through the tube to the lining of the uterus, where it implants and starts to grow. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus. Because it is outside of the uterus, an ectopic pregnancy cannot grow as it should and must be treated. Treatment can be with medication or surgery. Upon diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy, your provider will discuss which treatment option is right for you. Failure to follow up with treatment could lead to major complications and even death.

Infertility

Center for Women’s Health offers an evaluation and initial treatment for patients battling issues related to conceiving. You will receive a one-on-one consultation with our most knowledgeable physician, where she will cover hormone function, chances of pregnancy and proper methods for fertility. If a candidate, in-office intrauterine insemination and ovulation induction medications may be options for your care.

Ovulation Induction

If you are having difficulty getting pregnant you may be suffering from anovulation. Anovulation happens when the ovary doesn’t release an egg during the menstrual cycle. Your provider will be able to perform a test to determine if this may be happening. If so, the use of certain medications can induce the release of an egg for fertilization. You can discuss this topic more in depth when you have office consultation.

Preconception Counseling

As a women prepares to conceive there are several factors of daily life to consider. During preconception counseling, the provider will discuss changes and methods needed to ensure the optimal environment for successful conception, pregnancy and delivery.

Sonography

Sonography is a type of medical imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves, also known as ultrasound, to produce images of organs, tissues and blood flow. In the office, we use sonography for many different reasons, such as pregnancy confirmation, IUD placement, fetal monitoring and ovarian assessment. If you’re an OB patient, you have the opportunity to have sonography at every visit up to 20 weeks. This opportunity is unique to CFWH’s patients as many other OB offices don’t have the equipment availability that our office does.

Tubal Ligation

Patients thinking about having a tubal ligation (“getting your tubes tied”) should schedule a consultation appointment to discuss your options. Tubal sterilization prevents the sperm from reaching the egg. During the tubal sterilization procedure, the fallopian tubes can be cut, closed shut with Falope Rings® (bands), Filshie Clips, Essure® coils, or sealed with an electric current. Tubal ligations can be done during a Cesarean section, postpartum after a vaginal delivery, in the office with Essure®, or as an outpatient at the hospital with laparoscopic or minimally invasive techniques. We perform tubal ligations in our office at the Center for Women’s Health or at St. Luke’s South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center, depending on the method chosen by you.