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Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

Having a baby sounds easy enough, but for many couples, the reality is quite different.

But there is good news! Fertility care has expanded and advanced considerably over the last 30+ years! Today, there’s more reason to be hopeful than ever before!

Our IVF experts in Albany, Rochester, and Syracuse are committed to educating and empowering patients to take control of their fertility. The sooner we can identify the cause(s) of your unique situation, the better chance we have of helping you build your family!



Our fertility locations in Albany, Rochester, and Syracuse bring together a world-renowned team of fertility specialists, embryologists, scientists, researchers, doctors, and nurses who work collaboratively to optimize your fertility success. Together we will help you to become pregnant in the shortest timeline possible.

  • our national IVF network has assisted in 150,000+ babies born
  • we perform 4,000+ IVF cycles per year
  • we analyze 35+ years of IVF data to improve IVF success rates
  • analysis of 750,000+ Boston IVF cycles nationwide helps to increase IVF success rates
  • this crucial data helps us to solve difficult/rare infertility cases
  • this data helps our patients find success faster
  • this data is especially valuable for patients who have not experienced success at other IVF centers


In order to best understand why you might be having a hard time becoming pregnant, let’s start with the basics.

  • 35% of all infertility cases reside with the female partner
  • 35% of all cases reside with the male partner
  • 20% reside with both partners
  • 10% are deemed “unexplained”
  • 1 in 6 couples in the USA experience infertility

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Our Albany, Rochester, and Syracuse fertility doctors will test and diagnose any infertility issues through blood testing, ultrasound, and hysterosalpingogram (a localized x-ray, also called HSG).

  • Ovulation obstacles
  • Miscarriage
  • Hormonal disorders or obstacles
  • Medical issues, including cancer-related damage
  • Age-related causes
  • Ovulation issues
  • Uterine cysts, polyps, or adhesions
  • Stress
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Obstacles within the Fallopian tubes
  • Genetic abnormalities in embryos


Male fertility is tested and diagnosed via semen analysis testing. Causes of male infertility may include:

  • Weight-related issues, especially obesity
  • Medical obstacles, including cancer-related damage
  • Stress
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s)
  • Low quantity and/or quality sperm
  • Hormonal obstacles and disorders
  • Smoking
  • Varicocele – an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum


Whether you would like to schedule a consultation with a fertility doctor or just need some basic advice, don’t hesitate to call or email us!