As the country prepares to honor servicemen and women who have given their lives, military members and veterans this Memorial Day, a veteran spending bill confirms good news for wounded soldiers and their families. A recently approved Senate bill includes a provision to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover the costs of assisted reproductive technology, including IVF.
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A blog by Emily Field, May 12, 2016
I was definitely not prepared for all of the medical appointments I would have to go to. I had no idea that I would be at the doctor up to three times per week. I had no idea how many shots I would need during my treatments. I like to keep it real and am hoping that these 8 tips will be helpful to you. I wish I had these!
A blog by Megan Swanek, May 6, 2016
Right after our little girl was born, my husband booked our flights to Vienna, Prague and Budapest. He is amazing at the mileage game, and scored our business class tickets, valued around $7,000 each, for just $150. It was a huge leap of faith for first-time parents with a newborn to take, and we wondered if we bit off more than we could chew. We didn't yet know what a trip to the grocery store with a little one would entail, let alone spending three weeks trekking around three different cities.
National Infertility Awareness Week focuses not only on the discovery and awareness of infertility, but on asking app
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week 2016, and the theme is #StartAsking. This campaign encourages anyone who has experienced infertility to do such things as ask employers for insurance coverage, call for better protections from lawmakers, and seek support from family and friends, while educating the public that infertility is a disease that affects 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age.
A blog by Jenn Nixon, April 25th, 2016
Recently, the state of Oregon implemented a new initiative aimed at encouraging an open dialogue between doctor and patient about reproductive plans. “One Key Question” focuses on having doctors ask, “Would you like to become pregnant within the next year,” during each medical visit whether it’s an OB/GYN or a Primary Care Physician.
N.S. and her fiancé initially saw me for consultation because her fiancé had previously had a vasectomy and they wanted to plan on having children in the near future. We explored all of their options including vasectomy reversal versus proceeding directly to a testicular biopsy. We also did a brief fertility evaluation on N.S. to ensure we had all of the right information before they made any decisions.
A blog by VB, April 18, 2016
So what should you say to support a friend or family member dealing with the pain of infertility? Here are 5 Infertility Etiquette Tips to let them know they are not alone.
Trying to conceive can be extremely stressful for couples. This is especially true once a couple has tried to conceive for a while with no success. However, it is important to manage stress while trying to conceive, both for your health and for the strength of your relationship. Many individuals stop drinking while trying to conceive and may feel as though there aren’t many things they can do socially. Nothing is further from the truth. There are a number of things you can do for stress relief while trying to conceive.
a blog by Claire, April, 4th 2016
As stressful as infertility can be, there are a few things you should do to make your transition to the fertility doctor as seamless and stress-free as possible. Your fertility clinic is probably very busy and while the staff is working to ensure accuracy and efficiency, as with any type of medical care, you need to be your own advocate. Here is the essential list of do's and dont's: