We women were told we could have it all — there were no limits to what we could do. I don’t think we realized that there were actual time limits imposed by our bodies.
Although the process of IVF may seem quite complicated and involved, advances in reproductive technology have allowed the process to become not only more efficient, but more successful. IVF is a valid option for many women who are having trouble conceiving on their own for any number of reasons.
I was recently quoted in an article published by CNN detailing findings from a study that challenged the connection between egg count and fertility.
Many infertile patients, are erroneously advised by their physicians to first try IUIseveral times before resorting to IVF. Additionally many misguided insurance providers often, purely for economic reasons, require that infertile female enrollees who have at least 1 patent Fallopian tube, first undergo several attempts at IUI before doing IVF.
With more resources about parenting and pregnancy available than ever before, it’s easy to get lost in a mountain of information about what happens after you learn you’re expecting, from signing up for birthing classes to choosing colors for the nursery to browsing baby-name books.