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Tax Deductions May Help Ease the Cost of Fertility Treatment

For many couples with infertility, the cost of fertility treatment can make their dreams of parenthood seem out of reach. At NCCRM, we want all our patients to feel confident about their ability to grow their families, regardless of their financial situation or insurance coverage. That’s why we offer our patients access to as many…. read more

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

NCCRM Celebrates 20 Years in Practice

The North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine (NCCRM) is celebrating 20 years of helping families grow.  Established in 1992 as the first private fertility center in the state of North Carolina, NCCRM has seen thousands of babies born through its efforts. The three founders of NCCRM paved the way for reproductive health in North Carolina…. read more

Experts: Egg freezing no longer “experimental”

Egg freezing was once considered an experimental technique by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Today, ASRM has lifted the experimental label. This follows after research on nearly 1,000 cases shows not only similar success rates to IVF procedures using frozen eggs compared to fresh eggs, but also no increase in chromosomal abnormalities, birth…. read more

BPA may worsen women’s fertility problems

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may reduce fertility among women who already have fertility problems, a new study suggests. The study involved women trying to conceive children through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a fertility treatment that includes taking hormones to stimulate egg production. These eggs are then collected, and researchers attempt to fertilize…. read more

Intense Exercise Linked to Infertility

Exercise has numerous health benefits ranging from decreasing cholesterol to improving cardiovascular health. However, too much exercise can be a bad thing for some women. A recent study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that too much vigorous exercise could be detrimental to fertility in normal weight women. Researchers evaluated over 3,500 women…. read more

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