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  • Dr. Barry Witt, Medical Director WINFertility

    Pros and Cons of Each

    Egg donation has made it possible for thousands of women who couldn’t conceive with their own eggs to get pregnant and have a baby. Donor eggs may be used in IVF treatment for women who have premature ovarian failure (menopause before age 40), diminished ovarian reserve (lower quantity of eggs), or poor quality eggs due to the woman’s age.

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  • WINFertility is here to support our patients, providers and partners through COVID-19. Rest assured that the safety, health and emotional well-being of our patients is our primary focus. Our clinical and operational teams are prepared and dedicated to guiding members and providers through the unique challenges that come with delaying treatment during this pandemic.

    Patients

    If you are in fertility treatment, your treatment most likely has been delayed by closure of fertility clinics, in order to conserve resources for treatment of novel coronavirus …

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  • Why It’s the Latest Fertility Trend

    Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, has become increasingly popular in recent years.  The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) removed its designation of the procedure as experimental in 2012, sparking enormous growth.  There aren’t any comprehensive numbers on egg freezing in the U.S., but the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) found in a survey that the number of women freezing their eggs is surging – from 475 in 2009 to nearly 8,000 in 2015.  Estimates are that thousands …

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  • What Does Family Mean to This Generation?

    The millennial generation are all adults now and at the height of their childbearing years.  Millennials, defined as those ages 22 to 37 in 2018, are the second-largest generation in the U.S. electorate, behind Baby Boomers.

    How do they feel about having …

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  • PGS, PGD, and Their New Names

    Preimplantation genetic testing of embryos to be used in IVF is a fairly recent innovation in fertility treatment.  Most people will not need genetic testing as part of their IVF treatment, but it can be very helpful to patients whose families have inherited genetic diseases, women who are older, and people who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss.

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  • Tips to Handle Uncertainty and Anxiety

    Struggling with infertility is stressful enough in itself.  The emotional ups and downs of fertility treatment, uncertainty, and feeling a lack of control often heighten people’s feelings of anxiety.  Environmental stressors like viruses, other illnesses, family problems, and worries about your job only add to the tension.

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  • It’s Good for Employees and for Your Business

    More and more companies are offering family building benefits to their employees.  More than 400 companies include coverage for fertility treatment, according to a survey by Fertility IQ in 2019.  From Starbucks to Bank of America and Tesla, offering coverage has expanded from the high-tech sector to banking, consulting, law firms, and other industries.

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  • Protecting Your Relationship During Your Journey

    When you’re TTC and on your infertility journey, you realize right away that it’s personally stressful and difficult.  People who are struggling to conceive often report feeling depressed, anxious, and as if they have lost control.  Infertility and fertility treatment are also very stressful to a marriage or relationship.

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  • Communication is Key

    Whether your company has just started offering family building benefits or has been providing them for some time, communicating with your employees is key.

    You’re showing your employees that they matter, families matter, and that your company cares about their hopes and dreams.  Here are …

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  • Lifestyle and Environmental Factors That Affect Conception

    Men are found to be the only cause or to contribute to infertility in about 40 percent of cases.  Anything that negatively impacts production or quality of sperm or its delivery to the female partner’s vagina can cause problems with conception.  Some of the more common issues which affect sperm formation include diabetes, chromosome defects, hormone problems, and varicocele, enlarged veins in the scrotum …

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