Infertility

Infertility affects as many as 1 of 6 couples nationwide. Currently, most insurance companies will offer infertility diagnosis, but not treatment. Because of the cost of infertility treatment, many couples are being forced into childlessness or a lifetime of debt, just to have a chance to have a child. If a national mandate cannot be established, every state needs one. Such a mandate would require all insurance companies to cover infertility diagnosis and treatment. 15 states currently have this mandate, at the cost of $3 per member per year.

 
Emotional effects of infertility

Emotional effects of infertility

Some people have difficulty believing that infertility is a physical problem.  In a sense, they are right. Infertility is not only a physical ailment, but also a psychological and social problem. Some facts A study by Freemen, Boxer, Rickels, Turekc,...

 
Infertility Treatment Options

Infertility Treatment Options

If insurance does not cover infertility treatment, there are alternatives: Cash: If you have the means, some people may choose to pay for treatment out of pocket.  Some people will empty their checking and savings accounts.  Others may take out...

 
Symptoms of Infertility

Symptoms of Infertility

Lets start with the definition of infertility. As I am sure many of you already know, infertility is when you can’t get pregnant after you have been trying and having unprotected sex regularly for more than six months. The amount...

 
The stress of infertility

The stress of infertility

Married couples who are unable to have children are at high risk to suffer great emotional stress. Psychologists advice couples who suffer from the stress of fertility to seek professional counseling to help come to terms with their failed hopes...

 
 
 

Recent Articles

 
  • Fertility Diet – Essential Nutrients You Need

    Fertility Diet – Essential Nutrients You Need

    Because the food that you eat affects your body, such as your blood, cells and hormones, the old saying “you are what you eat” is relevant when trying to conceive. According to the APA, or the American Pregnancy Association, dietary...

     
     
  • Royal Jelly – A Fertility Booster

    Royal Jelly – A Fertility Booster

    A number of foods have been deemed exceptionally beneficial when it comes to helping with problems with fertility; however, royal jelly is by far amongst the most effective. The substance actually comes from young bees and is used for the...

     
     
  • Mini IVF

    Mini IVF

    Mini IVF is a procedure that many are hearing more about; however, most have no idea what it is or what it means. Many often wonder whether mini IVF is the same as traditional IVF or if there is a...

     
     
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is known as PCOS for short, is one of the primary causes of a woman’s infertility. Between 20 and 40 years of age, PCOS affects somewhere between five and 10 percent of women. This makes it...

     
     
  • Foods That Improve Your Fertility

    Foods That Improve Your Fertility

    Couples are often willing to try almost anything to improve their chances of conceiving a baby. One of the easiest ways to do this is by watching what you eat. There are certain foods that can increase your likelihood of...

     
     
  • How Much Does Artificial Insemination Cost?

    How Much Does Artificial Insemination Cost?

    The cost varies for artificial insemination because there are a couple different ways that it can be performed. Two of the most common ways to having artificial insemination performed is by intracervical insemination (ICI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI. In-vitro fertilization...

     
     
  • False Negative Pregnancy Test

    False Negative Pregnancy Test

    Understanding Why You Have No Period and a Negative Pregnancy Test. Trying to conceive is a difficult journey on its own, but when you reach that time of the month, have no period, yet test negative on your pregnancy test, the...

     
     
  • Best Ways to Get Pregnant Faster

    Best Ways to Get Pregnant Faster

    Every married women pan globe wants get pregnant and become the proud mother of a child. But, every year millions of couples are finding difficulty in conceiving due to late marriages, extremely hectic schedule, smoking, drinking etc. In such a...

     
     
  • How Can I Tell if I’m Infertile?

    How Can I Tell if I’m Infertile?

    Knowing whether or not you are fertile, or infertile, can be difficult and you are definitely not alone in wanting to find out if you are infertile or not. As you are trying to conceive a baby, it is imperative...

     
     
  • Success Rates of IUI

    Success Rates of IUI

    Prior to making a commitment to having the intrauterine insemination (aka IUI) procedure to get pregnant, couples and women on their own should consider the success rates of such a procedure. The process of IUI involves the placement of sperm,...