Choosing to become a gestational surrogate for a woman who is unable to carry her own child is both a serious and rewarding undertaking. But what is gestational surrogacy? It’s when a woman carries to term a baby for another family unable to carry a child – for instance, a woman with a medical condition […]
For women who do not ovulate regularly, oral or injectable medications may be administered to support oocyte or egg development. The purpose of ovulation induction is to produce multiple eggs to increase the likely hood of conception. Ovulation induction (OI) is used in several forms of fertility treatment including, Clomid, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro […]
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs on a monitor. Ultrasound can help your doctor monitor your ovulation and diagnosis conditions such as pelvic masses and early pregnancy. Your doctor can also examine the thickness and pattern of your uterine lining. Ultrasound is also used to monitor cycles during which […]
A hysterosalpingogram (HIS-teh-roh-sal-PING-oh-gram) (HSG) is a test that lets your doctor examine the inside walls of your uterus and fallopian tubes. This minor procedure is designed to provide information about the shape and contour of the endometrial cavity (uterus) or to document the presence of endometrial polyps, leiomyomata (fibroids), or scarring. In addition the procedure will determine whether the fallopian tubes are patent (open). […]
Out of the 50 states in the United States, there are only 15 that have any sort of mandate for infertility insurance coverage. The mandate in each state is different, so do your research about your state’s laws and whether the mandates apply to your employer. New Jersey’s Mandate: Insurance policies that cover more than […]
We all know that 40 is the new 30 in health, fitness and looks, but unfortunately this does not hold true for your fertility. In most women, fertility begins to decline around age 30. After age 35, the rate of decline is steeper, and once a woman turns 40, her chance of getting pregnant each […]
The path to parenthood isn’t always easy. Here are some tips that may help….
Let them know you care, that you support their decisions, and let them decide when to update you on their progress. Sometimes all someone wants is to have their feelings be validated. Like “I know this sucks right now, but I am here for you, and you will get through this! You are strong!”