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North Dakota Fertility Guide
If you’ve been having difficulty trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should see a fertility doctor. Current guidelines recommend you transition your care to a reproductive endocrinologist—a doctor who specializes in infertility and reproductive issues—after you’ve tried without success to get pregnant for one year if you’re under 35 or for six months if you’re over 35.
There is one fertility clinic in North Dakota, which is located in Fargo. Before you decide on a fertility doctor, it is a good idea to schedule an infertility consultation. This gives you the opportunity to meet with the doctor one-on-one, which allows you to ask him or her any questions you may have as well as gain more information about his treatment philosophy or areas of expertise.
The North Dakota fertility clinic offers a full range of fertility services. It provides everything from initial infertility diagnostics and evaluation to first-line treatments like ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination. It also offers more complex procedures like IVF, ICSI, and egg donation.
Unlike many states, North Dakota has clear laws on surrogacy. According to state law, agreements for traditional surrogacy—when the surrogate uses her own eggs for the pregnancy—are considered void and unenforceable. However, agreements for gestational surrogacy—when a surrogate is implanted with a donor embryo—are considered legal. Because surrogacy is considered the most legally complex of the ART procedures, it is vital that you consult with a reproductive law attorney before you begin the process.
Paying for fertility treatments can be a source of stress for many patients. Many patients look to their insurance coverage to shoulder some of the costs, but there is no insurance mandate in place in the state that requires insurance providers to offer such coverage.
Thankfully, there are some discount programs available that can help you save on fertility treatment costs. The IVFAdvantage program can slash 40 percent off the costs of IVF by paying a flat fee upfront for a multi-cycle IVF program. Plus, if you are considering egg freezing for fertility preservation, the EggBanxx program can help you save up to 20 percent on the costs of egg freezing cycles.