IVF Archives - WINFertility

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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Clinical Oversight of Fertility Benefits – Driving Efficiency and Effectiveness for Employers and Employees Alike

With 66 percent of employers projected to offer fertility benefits in 2019, more and more of them are trying to determine the best way to offer these benefits.  Do you just increase insurance coverage and set limits on the number of IVF cycles, or impose a lifetime cap?  Or do...
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Open Enrollment and the Fertility Benefits Conversation

Asking for Fertility Benefits Most large employers have open enrollment for their health insurance plans in the fall each year, so their employees can select the type of plan and coverage they want for the coming year. If you’re thinking about getting pregnant next year or...
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7 Reasons Why His Sperm Count Is Low

It’s Not Because of You The “manosphere” is in turmoil over news of declining sperm counts in men all over the world. A landmark study published in the journal Human Reproduction Update last summer found that sperm counts dropped by more than half over four decades of data....
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What Working Millennials Need to Know About Fertility

How Much Time Do You Have? Did you know that the general fertility rate in the United States is the lowest it’s ever been? A major reason for that is millennials in their peak fertility years are delaying childbirth or even deciding not to have children. Many of them are loaded...
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SET – The Standard Care in IVF

How Advanced Reproductive Technology Has Made SET the Standard of Care in IVF In the past, the normal protocol in IVF treatment was to transfer two embryos, and sometimes three, to improve the chances that one embryo would implant and result in a healthy pregnancy.  The downside...
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A Singleton Baby vs. Twins – Why You Should Consider Serial SET

Why One Baby Is Better, For You and the Baby The number of twin births have almost doubled in the last four decades.  Besides the effect of maternal age (i.e. older women who are able to get pregnant are more likely to have twins than younger women), the Centers for Disease...
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IVF is Better Than Ever

More Than 71K Babies Born, and Fewer Multiples #DYK that more babies are being born from assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the U.S. than ever before, and that the outcomes are better for both mothers and babies?  The latest national and clinic-specific data on ART were...
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Breaking Up with Your Gynecologist

Why It’s Time to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist If you’re like most women in their fertile years, your gynecologist is your go-to doctor.  For many women, the gynecologist is the only doctor they see regularly.  This is the physician who checks your reproductive system,...
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Open Enrollment: 15 Questions You Must Ask About Fertility Benefits

It’s Open Enrollment time again—the one time each year when people can review their health insurance benefits and make important changes, depending on their personal health needs. Well, that’s what we are supposed to do. Instead, many ignore Open Enrollment, assuming their...
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