You’ve probably heard of endometriosis since more than 7 million American women – and 176 million women worldwide – have the condition. About 25-50% of women dealing with infertility have endometriosis, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). All stages of endometriosis can potentially contribute to infertility, probably for different reasons in different women, depending on the amount of endometriosis and other individual health characteristics.More
The Benefits of Infertility Coverage for You and Your Employer
How family friendly is your workplace? It depends on your perspective. If you and your partner are among the 1 in 8 American couples facing infertility, you’d give your employer a high score if they offered a benefit package that covers treatment for infertility services. After all, it’s the employer that decides your benefits, not an insurance company.More
New Year, New Healthier You, New Baby?
At the start of every New Year, most of us pledge to do better to meet healthy lifestyle goals. For some, the stakes are especially high given that evidence shows good health positively impacts fertility. For those of you trying to get pregnant, there are positive, proactive steps you can take now to improve your potential.
In general, the healthier you are, the better your chances for getting and staying pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. Evidence shows adopting specific healthy behaviors are relevant to both future mothers AND fathers.More
Healthy Holiday Tips to Survive the Holidays and Enhance Your Fertility
This time of year, there’s an abundance of advice telling you how to remain healthy and avoid the stress of the holidays and the New Year. For couples trying to start a family and coping with infertility, the advice takes on special meaning as lifestyle choices – no matter the time of year – impact your fertility in major ways. And, for many, holidays without children – when you’ve been trying to have a baby – adds stress and sadness that make keeping health resolutions even more challenging.
As part of our wish for a happy, healthy holiday and year ahead, we share advice from RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association, with tips designed to keep your equilibrium when regular “baby blues” can turn into intense “holiday baby blues.”
Find Childfree Forms of Celebration and create your own holiday ritual without children: Do plan your own two-person holiday – consider taking a trip to ski or a spa getaway. Don’t put yourself through the extra stress of being around others who may not understand your challenges dealing with infertility.More
Want to Predict Whether IVF Might Work for You, and What it Costs? To Calculate Your Success Rate and Affordability Log On…
Trying to predict the future and whether it might include the patter of little feet is now a little easier with a breakthrough combination of tools that link assessment of your individual chances of getting pregnant using in vitro fertilization (IVF) with an estimate of what it might cost based on your unique chances of pregnancy. It’s where hope and reality meet.
To show couples that IVF treatment may well be within reach, ARC Fertility developed The ARC® Affordability Estimator that uses personal data-driven results from the ART Patient Predictor developed by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Therapy (SART). While the Patient Predictor calculates the probability of IVF success based on key factors, the Affordability Estimator produces a snap-shot of ARC multicycle treatment and financing packages – with estimated monthly payments – tied to those estimated outcomes. The result is financing that aligns affordability with the likelihood of success.More