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  • Gestational surrogacy has been in the spotlight in recent years.  A number of celebrities have used gestational carriers to carry their biological child, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen, and Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent.  Using surrogacy is not a decision made lightly.

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  • More Than Medical Infertility

    When most of us think of fertility benefits, we think of couples who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child for 12 months or more.  That’s the definition of medical infertility.

    Managed fertility benefits can definitely help your employees who are struggling with infertility …

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  • So your company has decided to offer family-building benefits to your employees.  That’s wonderful!  You’re demonstrating that employees matter, families matter, and your company cares about them.  Family-building benefits help you hire and retain critical team members in a competitive jobs marketplace.

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  • 3 Ways to Comfort and Communicate

    No one is fully prepared for the emotions you feel when you’re struggling with infertility.  Every couple dealing with fertility issues or undergoing fertility treatment rides an emotional roller coaster, which may include anxiety, depression, anger or feeling out of control.  It’s not unusual to grieve if an IVF cycle fails, or to mourn for the family you fear you’ll never have.  Men and women tend to react differently to the challenges, and that can cause further strain on a relationship.

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  • It’s Not Just a Woman’s Problem

    Throughout history people have thought of infertility as something that happened only to women—and if men were affected by it, it was shameful.  The woman usually took the blame and was called “barren.”  But a man who couldn’t father children was held to be “less of” a man.

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  • Did you know that the fertility rate in the U.S. is at its lowest point in more than a century?

    This was revealed recently by findings from the National Center for Health Statistics[1][2]. With more professionals entering the workforce in their 20s and 30s and delaying starting their families, this decline in fertility rate will only continue.

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  • Fertility Benefits Plus Adoption and Surrogacy

    More and more companies are offering fertility benefits to their employees.  The number of companies providing these benefits has been increasing dramatically.  Fertility benefits are becoming a valuable recruitment and retention tool.  This trend began in the high-tech industry with companies like Facebook, Google, PayPal, Intel and Salesforce, who were in the top 10 tech companies Read More


  • Less Shame and More Sharing?

    Throughout history people have viewed infertility as shameful and demeaning.  Usually the woman was thought to be at fault if a couple had problems trying to conceive.    Women were usually blamed—or blame themselves—for miscarriages.  People didn’t tell others they were undergoing fertility treatment, or only told their closest family members.  Not being able to have a baby made both women and men feel inadequate, like they were failing.  Losing a pregnancy meant you had to mourn in silence.

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  • Coping Hints to Help You Through the Season

    When you’re TTC and not having success, the last thing you may want to do is sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with a large group of relatives or go to a holiday party with people who don’t know that you’re in fertility treatment.  Many people find the holidays stressful even when they’re not trying to get pregnant.  Seeing other people’s babies and children can cut like a knife when you want your own so badly.  When you’re in fertility treatment, well-meaning people can say things and give advice that’s …

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  • Is Being Covered Enough?

    The vast majority of people in the U.S. live in states which do not mandate insurance coverage for fertility treatment.  Only 16 states have infertility insurance coverage laws.  And what insurance is required to cover varies greatly from state to state.  In fact, only eight states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) require coverage of IVF treatment, and some of them have significant …

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