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Making your dream possible

If you are among the millions of women and men who are struggling with infertility, you’re not alone. The experts at VCU Health Reproductive Medicine are here to offer real solutions and a variety of options to help you on your journey to parenthood.

Infertility: What is the definition?

Simply stated, infertility means that a woman has not been able to get pregnant after one year of having intercourse without any birth control or protection, or six months if she is over the age of 35. Infertility can also apply to women who can get pregnant but miscarry in the first three months.

Pregnancy truly is miraculous when you consider the intricacy of the process. To have a baby:

    • A woman must ovulate — release an egg from the ovaries
    • The egg must be fertilized by a man’s sperm
    • The fertilized egg must travel through the fallopian tube
    • The embryo must then attach — or implant — in the uterus
    • The hormonal and nutritional environment must be able to support the pregnancy to full term

Infertility can happen if a problem occurs in any of these vital steps.

New options, new hope

The advances in reproductive medicine in the past 30 years are astounding, bringing new hope to couples who are struggling to get pregnant. The physicians and staff at VCU Health are on top of the latest changes and improvements in the field.

Depending on the causes of infertility, a range of medications may be used to help infertile couples. The specialists at VCU Health Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology will provide you with a personalized approach to addressing your fertility issues — from a complete evaluation to offering options for treatment — all delivered with respect and compassion. Most of our testing and treatment is performed at our state-of-the-art facility at Stony Point 9109 on our Stony Point Campus.

Fertility doctors at this clinic

Richard Lucidi, MD
Erika New, MD

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