First Steps to Fertility

If you and your partner are ready to have a baby, fertility support and resources exist to help you overcome the emotional hurdles and take action.

Fear of failure, concerns about cost and stories you have heard about other couples’ difficulties in conceiving can be discouraging.

But here are some encouraging facts:
  • The majority of couples — 65% — who seek fertility treatment succeed in having children after being treated with fertility medication or surgical repair of reproductive organs 17
  • More than 95% of infertile couples in treatment do not require in vitro fertilization (IVF)18
  • Your insurance may cover all or some of you and your partner’s fertility testing and infertility treatment costs, and many other infertility financing options are at hand

If you and your partner have concerns about fertility, the most important step you can take is to talk to a fertility specialist.

Learning about fertility issues will help you feel more positive about testing, fertility treatments or other support that you may need to get pregnant and start your family.

You don't need to wait — the sooner you see a fertility specialist, the sooner a fertility problem may be diagnosed and treated.

 


17. William M. Mercer (1997) Infertility as a Covered Benefit

18. American Society for Reproducrive Medicine (ASRM) Frequently Asked Questions About Infertility. Available at: http://www.asrm.org/awards/index.aspx?id=3012