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Right now, infertility is more common than it's ever been. According to the CDC, one in five heterosexual women aged 15-49 with no prior...

Zara Hanawalt •Oct 4, 2022

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When you think about it, human reproduction is actually incredibly inefficient. Add in a PCOS diagnosis, and it can be even harder to achieve...

Kassi Strong •Oct 4, 2022

Whether it’s one, two, three, or more, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is often one of the first steps for those considering Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)...

Kristin Diversi •Oct 3, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, it’s likely you have also heard some diet advice (perhaps unsolicited). PCOS can not only be painful...

Whitney Welsh •Sep 28, 2022

The IVF process can be a time filled with difficult decisions, and trying to work with your doctor to figure out the “right” next steps is often stressful. One of the biggest choices you will be faced with is whether or not to genetically test your embryos using preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). In addition to embryo grading, PGT can help improve your chances of selecting a healthy embryo for transfer, and ultimately, live birth. In this article, we’ll go through exactly what PGT is, and why you might want to consider it during IVF. Embryo Grading...

Brighid Flynn •Sep 27, 2022

With data from the CDC showing that 1 in 5 couples face infertility, it’s no surprise that there are famous faces among them. Infertility is a grueling and uphill battle, but one of my favorite sayings among the community is as follows: “Worst club, best members.” Public conversations can help to remove the stigma around infertility, showing us that we are not alone in walking this path. These are just a few of many familiar faces who have shared their personal IVF experiences with the public.  Celebrities That Have Opened Up About IVF  Rosebud Baker Rosebud...

Lindsey Williams •Sep 26, 2022
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5 Ways To Pay for IVF

The often staggering cost of IVF is one of the largest barriers to entry for many people when it comes to growing their family, leaving many potential patients feeling major sticker shock. The average cost of one IVF cycle including a patient’s initial testing, labs, medications, and treatment ranges anywhere from $15,000 - $30,000. Fertility treatments should be more accessible, and yet in the U.S. there are still only 14 states which have laws in place requiring insurance policies to include coverage for IVF.  In a better world, reproductive healthcare costs would not be the wall...

Lindsey Williams •Sep 23, 2022

As someone who has spent the better part of 5 years trying to conceive with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I am here to tell you that you are not alone if you are frustrated with your body. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, affects 6-12% of U.S. women of reproductive age. Due to excessive production of hormones called androgens, women with PCOS may experience a variety of symptoms, including ovarian cysts, irregular or absent menstrual cycles, acne, obesity, insulin resistance, excessive facial hair growth, and/or male-pattern hair loss. For me, my PCOS manifests itself...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 20, 2022

Contrary to the common misconception of those lucky enough to not live in the world of fertility treatments, an IVF cycle is not a guarantee of pregnancy by any means. IVF success rates vary depending upon a variety of factors such as age, ovarian reserve, egg and sperm quality, and chromosomal abnormalities.  Data collected from The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology shows that for patients under 35, the percentage of live births following one IVF cycle is 51%. At 35-37, one IVF cycle leads to success in 38.3% of IVF cycles, and 25.1% at ages 38-40....

Lindsey Williams •Sep 19, 2022

Unexplained infertility can be incredibly frustrating because it suggests an underlying diagnosis has not been identified for your unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant and having a baby. Whether you have been trying to conceive for a while without success, have experienced recurrent implantation failure during IVF, or have grieved multiple miscarriages, it can be devastating not to know the reason behind your inability to get – or stay – pregnant. Typically, the underlying problem involves either the embryo or the endometrium. Most IVF centers offer PGT-A testing to ensure the selection of a normal, or euploid, embryo....

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 15, 2022
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