Basic Infertility Treatments

An infertility diagnosis does not necessarily mean a patient will need IVF treatment. Patients having difficulty conceiving on their own often find success at RAD with one of our basic infertility treatments.

What Basic Infertility Treatments Does RAD Offer?

RAD’s team of fertility experts always perform a detailed workup for every patient to determine the best first course of treatment. Many patients are happy to learn that they do not need to move immediately towards an advanced procedure such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), and that ‘low tech’ infertility treatment options are lower cost and require less medication. These basic infertility treatments include:
 

  • Timed Intercourse
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Intrauterine Insemination

What Is Timed Intercourse?

Patients that seek a very mild form of infertility treatment can opt for timed intercourse, alongside help from our team of fertility experts. For patients that ovulate regularly, eggs may develop from a follicle on their own. Patients with irregular ovulation cycles may need medication to stimulate follicle development and later, ovulation. With close monitoring, intercourse can be timed to give the best possible chance of a pregnancy occurring without further intervention.

What Is Ovulation Induction (OI)?

Ovulation induction (OI) uses treatment medication (orally or injectable) to stimulate the production of one or more oocytes (eggs) which are carefully monitored via ultrasound to evaluate maturity. Ovulation induction is performed prior to an intrauterine insemination to increase the likelihood of a pregnancy. For patients undergoing more advanced treatment, OI is performed prior to an egg retrieval.

What Is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

During an intrauterine insemination (IUI), various tests are performed to confirm ovulation, and then the most active and high quality sperm are placed inside of the uterus via a catheter. In some cases prior to an IUI, patients are placed on fertility medication and monitored to help the body ovulate multiple eggs.

Because only the most active sperm are utilized and placed directly into the uterus, IUI increases the chance of fertilization in the fallopian tubes.

Good Candidates for Intrauterine Insemination

  • Patients diagnosed with mild or moderate male factor infertility (low sperm count or low motility)
  • Patients with a cervical condition that may stop or inhibit the sperms ability to enter the uterus
  • Patients diagnosed with unexplained infertility
  • Patients with irregular ovulation cycles
  • Patients who are utilizing donor sperm

Request an Appointment

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please let us know which dates and times work for you. A Patient Navigator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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Answer a few brief questions and receive a personal response. Every submission is reviewed by a fertility expert. Get the answers you are looking for today! 

Free Second Opinion Consult

Call (302) 602-8822 to speak to one of our Patient Navigators and schedule your free second opinion consult. Please mention this offer when you call.

Where You Go For Fertility Care Really Matters

For over two decades, we have followed the golden rule of fertility care: offering the same treatment to you that we would want for our friends and loved ones.

Nicole C. G.

★★★★★

"We had a wonderful experience working with Reproductive Associates of Delaware. Our doctor was so sweet, informative and helpful with all of our questions. The front desk, it’s always nice to be greeted by a friendly smiling face."

Jessica

★★★★★

"RAD heard my hopes, dreams, and wishes and led me toward them while holding my hand. My dream came true. I was guided to a beautiful baby girl! It took less than a year for my pregnancy to begin and it was successful. This was the best decision I ever made. Thank you, RAD!"

Christa C.

★★★★★

"From the beginning our team was determined to find a way for my husband and I to complete our family. All the RAD staff was knowledgeable and truly cared for us. We wish we could have continued with them after our baby hit 12 weeks. We thank them daily in our prayers for giving us our beautiful baby girl!"

Shaun

★★★★★

"We will be forever grateful for the wonderful care we received at RAD! Dr. Feinberg took the time to listen and create a plan we were comfortable with. The whole team was amazing and truly care about their patients. You have exceeded our expectations. Thank you!!"

Jaqueline M.

★★★★★

"Thanks to Reproductive Associates of Delaware, we have the most perfect addition to our family. The help and support the whole staff gave us was indescribable. We never once lost hope because of them. We will be forever grateful to each and every person we worked with during our journey."

Hira

★★★★★

"Dr. Neithardt was amazing. She explained in great detail all the options we had and put us at ease about the entire process. Everyone has been amazing and I have absolutely no complaints. Today I am 17 weeks pregnant and we only have Dr. Neithardt and her wonderful team at RAD to thank."

Michelle H.

★★★★★

"They are the most amazing team of doctors and care coordinators. After having started at another facility I was so happy to come to RAD. They are truly amazing, never make you feel like just a number and have empathy and compassion every step of the way. They also get the job done! Thanks RAD!"

Anonymous On FertilityIQ

★★★★★

"Dr. McGuirk is a very holistic doctor. She doesn’t just treat the fertility issues. She also points out personal health ideas (juicing, whole 30) to help heal/treat the whole patient. She is honest and open. Be open minded and trust in her process. This is a marathon, not a sprint! Dr. McGuirk will be with you the whole way."

Teresa P.

★★★★★

"I will never be able to put into words how thankful we are for RAD. Rhonda was there every step of the way as we were going through the process. Everyone was so welcoming and patient as we asked questions. We were blessed with a daughter, who is now three. I have already recommended and will continue to recommend RAD to people who need help growing their family!"

Lauren

★★★★★

"There are not enough kind words to say about RAD generally, and Dr. Bachman specifically. My personal well-being was always at the core of my treatment. I received honest, straight-forward advice that empowered me to make my own decisions. And thanks to RAD I have the family I always dreamed of."

Newark Office

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
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Newark, DE 19713

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Wilmington, DE 19810

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Eden Hill Medical Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 240
Dover, DE 19904

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