This blog is part of Fertility FAQ, a series where RMA doctors answer your most pressing questions about treatment.
Today’s physician expert is Dr. Ndeye Aicha Gueye, who practices out of RMA Lehigh Valley.
Let’s get right to it: no, not every patient needs In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Infertility, like many other medical diagnoses, sits on a continuum - there are mild cases of infertility, moderate cases of infertility, and severe cases of infertility. For women struggling to get pregnant, however, adjectives are not important - any kind of infertility is heartbreaking and prevents a woman from becoming pregnant.
If you’ve been trying
It is best to seek the assistance of a fertility specialist if you are younger than 35 and haven't been successful in achieving a pregnancy in 12 months. For couples older than 35, it is recommended after trying for 6 months.
We know that coming into a fertility clinic for testing can be stressful when you don't know what to expect. To help, our fertility specialists have put together a blog outlining everything you need to know. We’ll introduce you to the different types of infertility tests and prepare you with a general idea of what constitutes a positive or negative
Endometriosis has historically been one of the least understood conditions affecting women and their fertility. In the past, it could take many years for a diagnosis and there were few doctors able to treat the condition. Indeed, the average age of diagnosis is 27 and an estimated 70% of women receive an incorrect diagnosis before their condition is correctly recognized.
The scarcity of information on endometriosis and the low level of social awareness leaves affected women feeling isolated and unsupported.
Although there is still no cure, recent efforts in awareness and diagnostics have led to improved therapeutic options. Best of all, specialist
Dr. Ndeye-Aicha Gueye, the lead physician at RMA Lehigh Valley, was recently featured on the women’s healthcare podcast “Hey Doc Let’s Chat!” discussing infertility.
“Hey Doc Let’s Chat!” is the passion project of two female physicians - Dr. Erika Chowa, in Emergency Medicine, and Dr. Carine-Ange Tagni, in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The podcast focuses on health topics relevant to women, specifically women of color, and the potential health gaps prevalent in the community. It started as a resource to understand and bring awareness to health gaps such as maternal health, breast cancer, fertility and more in a candid, conversational format.
Dr. Gueye joined