Category: Treatment Options

What to Know Before Seeing A Fertility Specialist

What to Know Before Seeing A Fertility Specialist If you’ve been trying to achieve pregnancy without success, there are recommendations to consider when seeking care from a specialist. Here are some guidelines for when to seek care: If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for more than 12 […]

What is the Cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

Our mission at Laurel Fertility Care is to guide and support you along the path to a healthy pregnancy, regardless of any obstacles. Beginning the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can feel daunting for some families, especially when it comes to finances. We understand that this is an emotional and personal journey for our […]

What is the Role of an Embryologist at a Fertility Clinic?

What is the Role of an Embryologist? A Key Member of Your Fertility Team If you’ve ever heard the saying, “An embryologist is your child’s first babysitter,” during your fertility journey, you heard correctly! Embryologists create viable embryos to be either used in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer or frozen for later use. While […]

Common IVF Questions: Is In Vitro Fertilization Painful?

In-Vitro fertilization (IVF) is known as the most effective form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). If you are considering IVF, you may have questions about the IVF process and whether or not it is painful. These questions are common, and we are here to help provide answers to help ease worry or confusion. Is IVF […]

IUI vs IVF: Which Is Right for You?

The fertility journey is full of emotions and hard decisions, leaving many couples feeling overwhelmed by the treatment options available to them. Two of the most common options are intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Examining IUI vs IVF, each treatment has benefits and drawbacks. But which is right for you? About IUI Intrauterine […]

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Side Effects and Risks

For those struggling to get pregnant due to fertility issues, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be an option. IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology (IVF) in which eggs are retrieved, fertilized with a sperm sample in a lab. The fertilized egg, or embryo, is then transferred to the uterus. If you are considering […]

IUI Procedure: What to Expect

When a couple is facing infertility or a woman without a partner wants to get pregnant, there are different fertility treatments that can help. The most common is intrauterine insemination (IUI), often referred to as artificial insemination.  In IUI, sperm is transferred directly into the uterus. Because there is no egg retrieval or fertilization outside […]

Are Fertility Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Pregnancy is already expensive on its own, and adding fertility treatments to the mix does not make matters easier. You know you want to have a family, but you may be unsure of how you can afford to make it happen. We believe that cost should never be a barrier to trying for the family […]

Am I a Candidate for Mini IVF?

If you are struggling with infertility, you have probably asked your fertility specialist about many different types of fertility treatments. You might have even done research on them. But you may not be aware of minimal stimulation IVF, which is more commonly referred to as mini IVF.

4 Common Misconceptions About IVF Treatment

If you are at all familiar with fertility treatments, whether from personal experience, knowing someone who used one, or just hearing about them in the media, you have probably heard of in vitro fertilization (IVF). In vitro fertilization is one of the most commonly used assisted reproductive treatments.