Infertility Archives - WINFertility

Why Inclusive Benefits Matter

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...
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The Stigma of Infertility: 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...
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The Holidays and Infertility

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...
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Navigating Insurance Coverage and Fertility Treatment

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. ...
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Finding Support for Your Infertility Journey

Help Online, In Person, and On the Phone If you’re struggling with infertility, you know how emotional the journey can be.  The ups and downs of fertility treatment, the excitement of taking steps to have a baby, the sadness and even grief if your efforts aren’t immediately...
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Treatments for PCOS-Related Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common ovulatory disorder among women with fertility problems and affects as many as 10 percent of all women in their childbearing years.  What treatments help when infertility is related to PCOS? What is PCOS? PCOS is a hormonal...
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Why OB/GYNs Need to Talk About Fertility to Patients

Most women have an OB/GYN they see regularly for birth control, Pap smears, STI testing, and any issues with their “lady parts.”  For many women, the gynecologist is the only physician they visit on a regular basis.  Gynecologists can be on the front line of detection for health...
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Smoking and TTC

Can You Get Pregnant If One of You Smokes? DYK many people don’t know that smoking affects your fertility? And this is true for both women and men!  Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, COPD, and heart disease.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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All Eggs ARE NOT Created Equal: 5 Tests to Assess Egg Quality

All Eggs ARE NOT Created Equal: 5 Tests to Assess Egg Quality If you’re TTC or thinking of freezing your eggs for use in the future, both the quality and quantity of your eggs are important.  But of the two, as long as you have some follicles and are able to respond to ovarian...
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What does Diminished Ovarian Reserve mean?

What Does That Really Mean? For women starting fertility treatment, your ovarian reserve is one of the first things your fertility specialist will assess. What is your ovarian reserve, and what does it mean if it’s diminished? Can you still get pregnant? Ovarian Reserve...
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