One often-misunderstood fertility topic is gestational vs. traditional surrogacy. Some patients are confused by what exactly “surrogacy” means when it comes to genetic, legal, and logistical details. In this article, we’ll go over the differences between gestational and traditional surrogacy, including which is more common and recommended by fertility experts.
So you’ve had your embryo transfer, and you’re looking for post-embryo transfer tips to improve chances of a successful implantation. First of all, congratulations! The embryo transfer is a huge milestone in your fertility journey, and you can be proud of yourself for making it this far. It’s important to remember there is no magic secret that guarantees success. And despite what the internet may tell you, there also isn’t a laundry list of things to avoid at all costs! Here are some simple tips we’ve learned over our decades of experience transferring embryos to help you focus on this exciting time and maximize your success.
Many intended parents ask for pre-embryo transfer tips to maximize chances for success. We have found that the best things patients can do before their embryo transfer are to follow directions and feel confident and comfortable with the process. That’s it! There is no secret formula to guaranteeing success. Here are three general tips we have learned in our decades of experience that can maximize your success and as you prepare for this exciting culmination of your fertility journey.
So you’ve just had your egg retrieval (congratulations!), and you’re ready for egg retrieval tips for afterward. You’ve just accomplished a major fertility milestone, and now it’s time to rest, relax, and think about next steps. Here are some tips for your egg retrieval, including when to call your clinic.
The egg retrieval is a major milestone in your IVF or egg freezing journey, and we have some tips on how to prepare for egg retrieval. It’s normal to feel excited, nervous, apprehensive, or a mix of emotions before your egg retrieval. You’ve worked hard and gone through so many preparations and medications to get to this point. We invite you to reflect and feel proud of making it this far! Here are some tips for preparing for your egg retrieval.
Our patients often ask us: does stress cause infertility? There’s no clear and easy answer to this question. Some studies suggest a relationship between stress and infertility; others suggest infertility causes the stress to begin with. While we don’t have an exact answer for “does stress cause infertility,” we do have resources for stress management, which can help improve your daily life overall.
If you are expecting a child through a surrogate birth, it’s important to think about how you plan to talk to your child about surrogacy. This topic can seem daunting, but it may be easier than you think! Here are reasons we recommend talking to your child about surrogacy, and tips for telling them in age-appropriate, affirming ways.
How to support an infertility insurance mandate We have an update on important legislation regarding infertility insurance coverage in Washington. PNWF’s co-founder and medical director, Dr. Lorna Marshall, has been working with a local coalition to present an...
Many of our patients ask about IUI vs. IVF – what’s the difference between the procedures, and which one is better? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as every patient is unique. We’ve provided an overview of the differences between IUI and IVF, so you can feel informed with the basics as you discuss your options with your fertility provider.
Figuring out how to pay for fertility treatment can be one of the most challenging parts of the process – but it doesn’t have to be. While IVF is very expensive (averaging $15,000+ for a fresh cycle and $4,500+ for a frozen cycle), financial support is available for fertility treatment, from insurance, grants, and loans. We’ve put together a list of helpful fertility financial resources to help you navigate paying for fertility treatment.