Patient Resources

Articles from December, 2012

Creating A Financial Plan for Fertility Treatment

By Gary A. Howard, JD, a Certified Financial Planner, Why do we need a financial plan? Just as a map helps you find your way on a trip, a financial plan is a roadmap that can help you stay on course to reach your financial goals. A sound financial plan is a comprehensive outline that…. read more

Infertility Medications and Their Uses

If you have had trouble becoming pregnant you are not alone. It is estimated that 10-15% of couples in the United States are infertile.  The inability to become pregnant and/or remain pregnant until successful delivery may depend on one or more of various factors. The issue causing the infertility may be attributed to the male,…. read more

Preparing for In-Vitro Fertilization: Tips for Managing Stress

Many couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or other infertility treatments experience stress.  Infertility itself is a life-changing experience that carries unexpected stressors and potential stigmatization.1 Infertility treatment is time consuming, physically demanding, financially costly, and emotionally taxing.  Certain couples dealing with infertility may experience changes in family relationships, social networks, as well as intra-martial frustration…. read more

Treatment Options for Infertile Couples

Approximately 15% of couples in the United States are infertile. The cause of infertility may be associated with the male, female or both. 40% of infertile cases are due to poor egg or sperm quality. Another 20-30% of cases are due to certain disease states, which include diabetes, thyroid disorders, and obesity. 7% of cases…. read more

Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

The holiday season is a very stressful time of year. It can be even more stressful for those suffering from infertility. The holidays are filled with family get-togethers which can bring out a variety of emotions, especially if everyone is talking about their babies, children, and their pregnancies. You may even get pressure from family…. read more

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