Leavitt Women's Healthcare -  - OB/GYN

Leavitt Women's Healthcare

OB/GYNs located in Idaho Falls, ID

Infertility Specialist

The physicians at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, are trained and experienced in infertility assessment and treatments. Women and couples from throughout southeastern Idaho can seek expert infertility advice and services with Dr. Leavitt and his colleagues.

Infertility Q & A

Leavitt Women's Healthcare

What is Infertility?

Infertility is a condition where a man or woman is unable to naturally conceive a child. The diagnosis is generally given to couples who have attempted to become pregnant for 12 months with no success. Women over the age of 35 are diagnosed as infertile after 6 months of attempting to become pregnant without conception. For women, an ovulation disorder is usually to blame. Problems such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), uterine fibroids, and egg generation can also cause female infertility. For men, the issue is usually related to the quality or quantity of his sperm.

What Happens During an Infertility Consultation?

Women and their partners will need to have an honest conversation about their health, lifestyle, and attempts to get pregnant. The doctor will collect medical details for both partners attempting to conceive to rule out any other conditions that could impede successful conception. If a woman under the age of 35 has not conceived within a year of having regular, unprotected sex, she and her partner should seek advice. Women over 35 should try for six months before seeking advice. In most cases, further tests will be necessary to diagnose the cause of the fertility issue to help guide the best course of treatment.

What Types of Fertility Treatments are Available?

There are a number of fertility treatments available. The doctor will suggest the treatment that will solve the root cause of the infertility. Treatment may involve intrauterine insemination where the woman’s ovulation cycle is carefully monitored, and sperm is injected directly into the uterus during her most fertile time. In vitro fertilization, also referred to as IVF, is another common, and more complicated, procedure. IVF takes place outside of the womb and is used when other fertility treatments have not resulted in a viable pregnancy. IVF is a multi-step process where eggs are harvested and inseminated outside of the womb before being placed in the uterus during the most hospitable time during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Any additional embryos are frozen for future use if the treatment is not successful.

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    "All were amazing and really helped me feel comfortable, especially in high stress situations. All of their staff is so kind and welcoming to everyone as well."

    McKenzie W.
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    "I figured it was one to leave a male point of view for this guy. Dr Leavitt has delivered all 3 of my children. Perhaps the most personable doctor I have ever met."

    Aaron B.
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    "He has a wonderful bedside manner, spends all the time you need answering any questions and/or concerns, and most importantly you're never rushed..."

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    "I really felt like they all cared about me and my health and overall wellbeing. Scott even called over a weekend to give me my test results!"

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    "Talk about friendly staff and Doctor!! He always has the time. His bedside manner is the best! Pregnant or not, you are #1 priority. I will never go elsewhere."

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    "As a first time mom, I could not be more satisfied with my experience at Leavitt Women's Center with Dr Adams as my OB! All around great people!"

    Rachael H.
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    "I went to Dr Adam's for my 2nd pregnancy and I have never felt so comfortable with a doctor's office like I did this one."

    Jenna H.
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    "I had an incident a few days after I gave birth at 2:00 in the morning; where other offices wouldn't be available Dr. Leavitt answered the phone after just two rings."

    Kelly K.
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    "With every birth Dr. Leavitt always made sure I had wonderful experience and included my husband in every delivery. I'm so thankful I had him as my doctor."

    Jamie C.
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    "I have had one appointment with Dr Adams and he was very nice and took time to get to know me."

    Angie M.
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    "They are very professional & Dr. Leavitt always took the time to talk to me! I never felt rushed during an appointment."

    Kristina B.
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    "I couldn't have chosen a better doctor to care for me and my baby! Dr. Leavitt went above and beyond for us and was willing to answer every question!"

    Danielle L.
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    "Dr. Adams has been absolutely amazing! The pregnancy has been a little rough and he was always more than willing to answer any questions and address any concerns I had."

    Alicia D.