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The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Asthma Connection in Children Born After Infertility Treatments

In a recently released study from the UK: Asthma is more common among children born after infertility treatment than among children who have been planned and conceived naturally, according to findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study published online today (Thursday) in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1]. Since we have twins from IVF I was a little ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: eSET

eSET (Elective Single Embryo Transfer, that’s a new acronym for me.) The American Fertility Association is following lead from the CDC to educate patients about the benefits of transferring only one embryo for IVF.  Read the full article here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49692498 What do you think?  Should it depend on the age of the woman and/or the quality of the embryos?  If you have ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Donor Egg Success Rates

If you are looking into the option of using donor eggs here is one site that states the success rates.  Remember the success rates vary from clinic to clinic and this is just an example I found on-line.  More comprehensive statistics can be found at SART. http://www.advancedfertility.com/donor-egg-success-rates.htm -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Myths about IUI-ART-IVF

The point of “Truth about Trying Tuesdays” is to get the facts.  The more you know the better equipped you are to make the decisions you need to.  This week take a look at this article from the RESOLVE website about common myths related to IUI, ART and IVF.  “It is true that fertility treatment increases the risk of having a ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays 4

Here are some statistics on the actual cost of treatments.  Remember often insurance does not pay for these costs.  This is from the RESOLVE website: The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lists the average price of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in the U.S. to be $12,400. (ASRM does not qualify if this includes medications.) RESOLVE encourages all ... Read More »

Friday Wrap-Up

I found this article on the risk of birth defects with the use of assisted reproduction.  Although there is an increase in birth defects n children conceived using ART the reason may not be due to the procedures: “The authors demonstrate that, although patients who undergo IVF may have an increased risk of birth defects, this risk is associated with the ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 7

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Health Insurance

Do you think health insurance should cover infertility procedures (currently most plans will cover a certain number of IUI’s but not IVF)?  Should there be limits put on what is covered? Why or why not? -Cindy Read More »

Family “Recipe” Friday: The Peterson’s

This week I heard from Mrs. Peterson (names are changed for privacy.)  She wrote, “Finding out what was wrong was devastating but also a relief.  If we knew what the problem was then there was hope it could be fixed.  I really did not want to do IVF but I knew that was our only option.” 1 husband 1 wife 2 years TTC ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Donor Egg, Donor Sperm

This weeks question is: Have you been in a position where you had to consider using donor eggs or donor insemination?  What were your biggest concerns? -Cindy Read More »