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Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

Most people don’t know what is involved in egg freezing. Before pursuing this path to a delayed pregnancy, consider a discussion with a fertility expert. Egg freezing seems like the hottest fertility topic around right now. It’s hard to miss all the coverage on elective egg freezing events, trendy pop-ups and “should you or shouldn’t […]

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Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered

Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered

Your TOP IVF Questions – Answered! As the most commonly performed assisted reproductive technology (ART) used worldwide by couples trying to have a baby, it is not surprising there are lots and lots of questions about in vitro fertilization (IVF)! We’ve selected the top questions asked on-line, to answer: What is IVF treatment and how […]

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Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit

Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit

Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit A number of employers have discovered that including robust infertility coverage in their health benefits package can help attract and retain employees. Fertility Uncovered is this year’s theme for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW, April 21-28). One of the primary goals for the week is to inform […]

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How is IVF Done—Step by Step?

How is IVF Done—Step by Step?

How is IVF Done—Step by Step? In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most effective, commonly performed and final infertility treatment in the world. Still, unless you have actually gone through it, most people don’t actually know what’s involved with the steps involved with this assisted reproductive technology (ART). You can consider this your introductory guide. […]

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Gestational Carrier Arrangements – What You Need to Know

Gestational Carrier Arrangements – What You Need to Know

A gestational-carrier arrangement occurs when intended parents (or donors) supply the egg & sperm but a non-related person carries the pregnancy. There are many different reasons why you and your partner may be dealing with infertility. Fortunately, there are also many assisted reproductive technologies (ART) now available to help you reach the goal of having […]

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Are Fertility Drugs Safe? Yes, According to Evidence to Date

Are Fertility Drugs Safe? Yes, According to Evidence to Date

Are Fertility Drugs Safe? Yes, According to Evidence to Date The majority of women who seek treatment for infertility will be treated with fertility drugs and/or have surgery. As with taking a drug for any reason, asking about safety is a fair question. Fertility drugs came on the market back in 1967; it’s been forty […]

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What You Need To Know About Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What You Need To Know About Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What is recurrent pregnancy loss and what can be done about it? Nearly 10-25% of pregnancies may end with a miscarriage. In addition to the grief from such a loss, many women and their partners wonder if they will still be able to have a successful pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby afterward. They also […]

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Can Fibroids Affect Your Fertility?

Can Fibroids Affect Your Fertility?

So many different factors can play a role in affecting your ability to get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby. One potential factor which affects about 20-50% of women of reproductive age and 50–80% of African-American women is uterine fibroids. They are a common condition and often run in families. If your mother had fibroids, […]

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Yes, Weight Matters to Your Fertility and Infertility Treatment

Yes, Weight Matters to Your Fertility and Infertility Treatment

Yes, Weight Matters to Your Fertility and Infertility Treatment Medical conditions are often covered on tv shows and in movies; given their often large audiences, it’s especially important to get the facts right. A recent episode of the popular tv show “This is Us” recently tackled the topic of whether being overweight or obese negatively affects […]

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Why Infertility Treatment Should be a Covered Benefit

Why Infertility Treatment Should be a Covered Benefit

Infertility is a disease and deserves to be covered by health insurance like other medical conditions. There are compelling business and social reasons to support this case. “Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body’s ability to perform the basic function of reproduction.”  That’s what the American Society for Reproductive Medicine […]

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The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Infertility

The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Infertility

The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Infertility Going to see an infertility specialist can be both daunting and give you hope. You may be entering a world that calls for learning new medical terms and about diagnostic tests you’ve never heard of. And, if discussing different treatment options such as in vitro […]

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Home Fertility Tests, Apps and Pop-Ups – What You Need to Know

Home Fertility Tests, Apps and Pop-Ups – What You Need to Know

Home Fertility Tests, Apps and Pop-Ups – What You Need to Know Knowing more about your individual fertility is a good thing, especially given the general lack of awareness – often among young women – about the age when fertility starts to decline. This lack of knowledge has real-life implications if women make decisions based […]

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Opioids and Infertility – What You and Your Doctor Should Know

Opioids and Infertility – What You and Your Doctor Should Know

Women of childbearing age may be especially affected by the use and misuse of opioids, however, the impact of the drugs on fertility and infertility treatment is rarely discussed. The use and misuse of opioids in the US have reached epidemic proportions and women of childbearing age may be especially affected. While many of the […]

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When Do I Need an Egg Donor?

When Do I Need an Egg Donor?

When do I need an egg donor? Today’s media coverage would have you believe that celebrities giving birth well into their forties is commonplace. What goes unreported is that most often a much younger egg donor was used because of the celebrity’s age and associated reduced fertility. In fact, age-related decline in fertility is the […]

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How to Deal with Infertility and Depression

How to Deal with Infertility and Depression

Dealing with infertility or depression is a major challenge, but trying to cope with both at once can be overwhelming. Fortunately, treatment is available to help you build your family while addressing your depression. Anyone who follows the news has noticed what seems to be an epidemic of depression. While rates may be on the […]

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The Unique Challenges of Secondary Infertility

The Unique Challenges of Secondary Infertility

Secondary infertility is the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after a previous pregnancy whether or not there was a live birth. It affects nearly 3 million couples and accounts for 1/3 of visits to a fertility specialist. You may be well-informed about a variety of healthcare topics but there’s a good chance you’ve never […]

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Lost in Translation? A Glossary of Infertility Acronyms to Help

Lost in Translation? A Glossary of Infertility Acronyms to Help

Lost in Translation? A Glossary of Infertility Acronyms to Help There’s no doubt there’s an education in store for couples who enter the world of infertility as diagnosis and treatment seem to come with their own special language. It begins with learning the basic terminology for tests and procedures you’ll discuss with your doctor. Once […]

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