Category: Treatment Options

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.

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

Not every couple has a partner that is able to carry a pregnancy. Women in some heterosexual relationships can’t physically carry a pregnancy because of illness, injury, or for unexplained reasons. Couples with two male partners that wish to have a genetically related child need to use a surrogate to achieve their goals. There are […]

How Does IVF Work?

In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, nearly 73,000 babies were born in the United States with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF, is one of the oldest and most frequently used ART procedures.

Fertility Options for Same-Sex Couples

The decision to start a family is exciting! Like couples faced with infertility or difficulty conceiving, same-sex couples face unique challenges. But, thanks to modern Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), more LGBTQ couples than ever before have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of starting a family. The process of figuring out where to start can […]

What’s the Difference Between an IUI and IVF Procedure?

Since fertility treatments require several advanced procedures and medications, keeping track of all the terminology can be tough. This is especially true when trying to understand the differences between an IUI and IVF procedure to solve your fertility issues. Although they may seem similar at first glance, each one has a unique purpose to help couples achieve […]

Does Acupuncture Work for Fertility?

Before choosing to undergo mainstream fertility treatments, many hopeful couples and individuals may seek natural alternatives that can boost their attempts at a successful pregnancy.  Studies show that many lifestyle factors, such as eating a healthy diet, refraining from drugs and alcohol, and taking various supplements can show tremendous progress toward alleviating infertility issues, but […]

A Fertility Acronym Decoder for the 15 Terms You’ll Hear Most Often

The terms used when discussing fertility treatments and procedures can make the entire process more difficult for you if you’re unaware of their meanings. Not only do you and your partner have to overcome the challenges of countless visits, advanced medications, and potential surgeries, but with the added stress of confusing lingo, having the family […]