Fertility Specialist

It’s easy to believe that getting pregnant will be a quick, straightforward process; but for many would-be parents, it is anything but. Dr. Amos E. Madanes and the team of fertility experts at the Midwest Fertility Center provide hope for men and women throughout the Chicago and Northwest Indiana region who are having trouble conceiving. Call today or schedule an appointment online to discuss your fertility concerns.

Fertility Q & A

by Amos E. Madanes, MD


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What affects fertility?

Fertility is your natural ability to conceive children, and several factors affect the fertility of both men and women, including:

  • Physical health
  • Genetics
  • Environment
  • Emotional well-being
  • Lifestyle
  • Diet
  • Poor habits, such as smoking or excessive drinking

For women, fertility also decreases with age, beginning at 35.

If you’re planning a pregnancy, Dr. Madanes and his specialized team of fertility experts at the Midwest Fertility Center are available to discuss any fertility concerns you may have. Sometimes a few simple lifestyle changes are all it takes to boost fertility and increase your chances for a healthy pregnancy.

What can women do to boost fertility?

Women need to be proactive about protecting their fertility. Fertility is not just about a woman’s reproductive organs, but about maintaining a healthy lifestyle that’s ready to create and support life.

There are numerous things women can do to boost their chances of conception and increase the odds of a successful fertility treatment:

  • Eat right: include plenty of nutritious, high-protein foods
  • Maintain a healthy weight: being over- or underweight can alter your regular ovulation cycle
  • Quit smoking: cigarettes age the ovaries and can damage your eggs
  • Curb the cocktails: too much alcohol has been shown to disrupt estrogen levels and inhibit implantation
  • Decompress: stress throws off hormone production, making cycles irregular and conception difficult

What can men do to boost fertility?

One in three couples struggling with infertility can trace the issue to the male partner. Some fertility problems require medical treatment, but low libido, impotence, and sperm count and motility can often be improved when men:

  • Power up with vitamins: well-rounded diets encourage high-quality sperm production
  • Keep cool: when the temperature of your scrotum rises, sperm production falls
  • Have sex: regular sex increases sperm production
  • Get enough sleep: sleeping more or less than the recommended 7-8 hours a night reduces your chances of getting your partner pregnant

Couples who are considering pregnancy but have concerns about their fertility can schedule an appointment with Dr. Madanes and his team at the Midwest Fertility Center online or by calling. Dr. Madanes is the medical director of an egg bank and is an expert in fertility preservation!

Accepted Insurance Options & Plans

Midwest Fertility Center contracts with a variety of local and national insurance carriers, HMO, and PPO networks. A comprehensive list of accepted insurance options and plans is available for your review on the right. Often, our patients find they have more insurance coverage than anticipated! To confirm your specific coverage, please contact our office to speak with a patient advocate.

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Words from our patients

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    "The best decision of my life was to come here! Everyone at the clinic treat you as a person. Thank you Midwest for making our dreams of become parents a reality."

    Marcia A.
  • Vitals

    "I am eternally grateful to Dr. Amos Madanes for the opportunity to be able to become pregnant and enjoy giving birth to my three boys!"

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Midwest Fertility Center is awesome! The staff and doctors are outstanding. They are so kind and sweet! I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you for all you do."

    Lisa T.
  • Yelp

    "My husband and I are on our third IVF cycle. I would highly recommend Dr. Madanes and his staff. They are warm, caring and invested in our success."

    Mary A.
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    "The team showed a lot of dedication, passion and care. In February we were blessed with a bouncing baby boy. We are full of joy and very grateful to the amazing team."

    Ajay A.
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    "I went see Dr. Madanes and am happy to say that I ended up having 2 kids!! I would recommend Dr. Madanes to every woman who is struggling to get pregnant."

    Bianca P.
  • Yelp

    "Our first appointment was 6 months ago, and we are proud to say we are almost 3 months along. The entire staff was professional, friendly, assuring, and helpful."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "We had a successful IVF cycle with Dr. Madanes after two failed IVF cycles in another clinic. Dr. Madanes was very professional, warm and compassionate."

    Emily C.
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    "I had a wonderful experience with my treatment at Midwest Fertility Center. They held my hand through every step of IVF. I am due to deliver in October of this year."

    Kris B.
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