Thanks to in vitro fertilization (IVF), countless individuals and couples across the world have more access to family-building opportunities than ever before. However, IVF and other forms of fertility care typically come with a high price tag. Many patients feel
One of the top priorities of individuals and couples seeking to grow their families through assisted reproductive technology is managing the costs of fertility care. Affordable fertility treatment is possible, but it can be difficult to know where to start.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination, is one of the most common forms of fertility treatment. It is often used as a first-step treatment for couples who are facing male or female fertility issues. It is also used
Undergoing fertility care is inherently complex for multiple reasons. There’s the medical aspect, which includes appointments, medications, testing, procedures, and more, all of which can be time-intensive and/or overwhelming. On top of all that, there’s also the financial side of
It’s no surprise that infertility takes a toll on relationships, not only the relationship with your partner (if you have one) but the relationship you have with friends and family. As much as you love them, there are times
The backstory: a brief history lesson In vitro fertilization (IVF) as a fertility treatment in humans is possible only because scientists have studied natural processes in great depth. Using what they knew about animals systems, the pioneers in human reproduction
Ovulation in nature In the days just prior to a monthly period, the pituitary gland at the base of the brain releases follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH. From the thousands of follicles in the ovaries, a small group is recruited to
By Dr. Joe Massey, MD Since few couples have intercourse every day, it is useful to know the best time to promote conception. A fertility app can estimate the “fertility window” based on your history of recent cycles. Basal temperature