If you are having difficulty conceiving or carrying a baby, you are not alone. Infertility affects about 12 percent of couples of childbearing age. UPMC in Central Pa. offers multiple fertility care options.
UPMC in Central Pa. also partners with Shady Grove Fertility, who will provide compassionate, advanced care to determine the cause of infertility. Please note that the information below pertains to Shady Gove Fertility.
UPMC Divine Mercy Womens Health and UPMC Divine Mercy FertilityCareTM Services offer couples a faith-based approach to fertility care. We are known for FertilityCare™, a unique service that utilizes the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY®. We are one of only a few medical practices in the United States that offers both medical and surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY®, an emerging health science that helps you monitor and maintain your reproductive health.
NaProTECHNOLOGY® works to get to the root problem to identify and correct the cause of infertility and other medical conditions as infertility can be as a symptom of underlying conditions.
We provide individualized testing and plan of care that can include:
- Physical exam
- Ultrasounds including follicular maturation series
- Hormone evaluations including full hormonal profile
- Semen evaluation
- Surgical option discussion
Medical Fertility Treatments
- Personalized treatments
- Ovulation medications (oral and injectable)
- Cycle support medications/supplements
- Luteal phase support medications
- Trigger injections
Surgical Fertility Options
Surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY® provides a restorative reproductive approach with adhesion prevention measures including:
- Endometriosis excision
- Near-contact laparoscopy
- Ovarian wedge resection
- Selective hysterosalpingography
- Transcervical catheterization of the fallopian tubes
- Mary Elizabeth Higgins, MD
- Anne Marie Manning, MD
- Naomi M. Whittaker, MD
- Lauren M. Winn, MD
- Samantha E. Blood, CRNP
- Rachel Claroni, CRNP
- Samantha R. Gaud, CNM
- Caroline Gindhart, CRNP
- JeNeal Guise, CNM
- Janeann Kakalecz, CNM
- Patricia B. Katzenmoyer, CRNP
- Molly Means, CNM, CRNP
- Destiny Tarver, CNM
- Michele Trosclair, CRNP
- Vera R. Mielke, CNM
- Karen R. Richard, CNM
An accurate diagnosis is the first step toward treating infertility. Because both men and women can have physiological problems that cause infertility, our specialists will screen and test each partner using the latest, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools.
After an initial consultation, members of your care team will create a customized diagnostic testing plan tailored to your specific situation.
Diagnostic tests may include:
- Physical examination
- Hormone, ovulation and semen evaluation
After your specialist determines the cause of infertility, he or she will develop a personalized treatment plan for you and/or your partner. Your physician will consider age, overall health, medical history, infertility causes and personal preferences when developing your fertility treatment plan. Your customized fertility treatment plan may include:
- Assistive reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization.
- Drug therapy
- Ovulation medication
- Uterine insemination
Shady Grove Providers
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