Family Planning Specialist

The Childbirth and Women's Wellness Center

Certified Nurse Midwives located in Clifton, NJ

Being able to manage the number of children you have and when you have them can significantly impact your quality of life. On the flip side, not being able to get pregnant when you’re ready can take a toll on you and your partner. Fortunately, Lonnie Morris, CNM, ND, FACNM, Kate Keller, MSN, CNM, and the team at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center in Clifton, New Jersey, specialize in family planning and fertility services. They can provide the help you need, whether you’re trying to delay pregnancy or if you’re having difficulty conceiving. To schedule a family planning consultation, call the office, or book one online today.

Family Planning Q & A

What is family planning?

Family planning refers to the ability to decide how many children you want to have and when you want to have them. The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center team can assist you with your family planning needs by providing you with birth control and fertility counseling.

What type of birth control is best for me?

The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center works one-on-one with you during your birth control counseling session to determine the best method of birth control for you. Some of your birth control options include:

  • Birth control bill, patch, or shot
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Barrier methods, such as a diaphragm or cervical cap
  • Sterilization, a permanent form of birth control

The type of birth control you need may depend on your future pregnancy plans, as well as your medical history.

While these types of birth control protect you from pregnancy, they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you have more than one sexual partner, your provider may suggest that you also use condoms to protect yourself from an STD.

What is fertility?

Fertility refers to your ability to conceive. As many as 10% of women of childbearing age experience difficulty getting pregnant. You may be wrestling with infertility if you cannot get pregnant after 12 months of trying or after six months if you’re 35 or older. 

For women, the most common cause of infertility is due to issues related to ovulation. Structural issues, such as a fibroid or scar tissue in your fallopian tubes, are also common causes of infertility.

If you’re struggling with infertility, your provider can evaluate you to determine what may be causing your difficulties and provide the most appropriate treatment.

What can I do to improve my fertility?

The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center specializes in infertility treatments and can provide you with an individualized treatment plan to help improve your chances of conception. Your provider may first begin by teaching you how to monitor your ovulation so you can schedule your sexual intercourse when you’re most fertile.

If you’re experiencing ovulation difficulties, your provider may prescribe medication to improve ovulation. If your fertility issues are related to a structural issue, your provider may refer you to a specialist who can perform a procedure to improve your reproductive health and chances of conceiving. 

To schedule a family planning consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.