Category Archives: Insurance


Response to A Baby or Your Money Back: All About Fertility Clinic Package Deals

baby-handle-tiny-father-family-tenderness-toddlerOn April 14th, New York Times published an article on fertility clinic package deals in the US. (Read the original article here.)

Fertility “packages” may feel like gambling to some.  High stakes are wagered on multiple IVF cycles by parents in the hopes of completing their family.  A growing trend in the industry, these packages often cost more than a traditional cycle and expose couples to higher bills and other hardships.

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Egg Freezing Discussion – Is it Covered by Insurance?

Women are increasingly turning to egg freezing to preserve their fertility.  Although women are biologically most fertile before age 35, this timeline is not always ideal.  Egg freezing harvests younger, healthier eggs and stores them until a woman is ready to start a family.  Although there is a cost for this service, the benefits can far outweigh the costs.  Additionally, in some instances egg freezing is covered by insurance.

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PGD Offers Hope To Couples With a High Risk of Genetic Disease

For couples at a high risk for genetic disease, the decision to have children is not a simple one.  Couples must weigh their desire for children with the likelihood of a chromosomal defect.  Thankfully, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, commonly referred to as PGD, allows genetic diseases to be identified in embryos as a part of in vitro fertilization.  The embryos are tested prior to transfer and implantation to ensure healthy embryos are transferred.

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