There is a small window each month during which a woman can become pregnant, which is called the fertile window, and it corresponds to the three days leading up to ovulation (this easy to use fertility calendar app will tell you your fertile window right now). Time sex to this fertile window, because this is the best time to get pregnant. Having sex at other times of the month will not help or harm your chances of becoming pregnant. Learn more about the best time to get pregnant by free e-book on maximizing your fertility.
I have been trying to get pregnant for six months but have been unable to get pregnant. What should I do?
For women under the age of 35, infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse (for those women over 35 years of age it is six months). Couples who suspect that there is a reason for their inability to conceive should seek out help right away. Reasons for seeking help earlier include: endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, male factor infertility, irregular cycles and known fallopian tube scarring or blockage. Learn more from our free e-book on steps to take if you're having trouble getting pregnant.
Who should I contact for help if I can't get pregnant?
For over a decade, we at InVia Fertility Specialists have focused our resources on a single mission-helping couples create their family. As specialists in fertility, we are innovators and leaders, focused on the most important part of our practice - our patients. Call us today at 847-884-8884 or click here to schedule your consultation.
Why can't I get pregnant?
Infertility affects about one in seven couples, and there are many causes of infertility. Approximately 35% of the time, the cause of the infertility will be related to the female. In another 35% of cases, the infertility will be related to the male. In 20% of couples, there will be a combined problem. Finally, 10% of infertility is "unexplained." Unexplained infertility can often be successfully treated. In fact, treatments for unexplained infertility are frequently as effective as treatments in couples where the cause of the infertility is known.
What is the success rate for in vitro fertilization at InVia Fertility Specialists?
Our success rates are shown here. When reviewing success rates and comparing infertility treatment centers, it is important to look at the live birth rate, not just the pregnancy rate.
I would like to help an infertile couple have a family. How do I donate my eggs?
I was told that I can be compensated for donating my eggs. How do I donate my eggs for money?
After completing our on-line application, one of our egg donor coordinators will contact you to discuss becoming an egg donor. As described here, current compensation for egg donors is $7,000 per donation.
What should I do if I can't get pregnant?
Statistics show that one in seven couples will have issues with their fertility. If you have been trying for 6 months to a year, you should contact either your gynecologist or contact a qualified fertility specialist fertility evaluation. Use this infographic to choose the right fertility clinic for you.
We have been diagnosed as infertile and have been told that we will need to see a reproductive endocrinologist for help with getting pregnant. How to I start the process?
First of all, it is important to remember you are not alone. Infertility affects one in seven couples. Current statistics show that about 35% will be female related, 35% will be male related, 20% will be a combined problem and the remaining 10% will be unexplained. At InVia Fertility Specialists, we believe in treating both the woman and the man when assessing the infertility work-up and treatment plan. To see a board-certified Chicago-area fertility specialist, make an appointment online for both you and your partner, or call us 847-884-8884.
Does my health insurance cover infertility treatment?
You can learn more about health insurance coverage on our insurance coverage page. In Illinois, infertility coverage is mandated for certain companies. This means that your employer may be offered the option of purchasing infertility coverage for you as part of your health insurance policy. It is a good idea to contact your insurance company or employer directly to inquire about the specifics of your insurance benefits. Couples are often pleasantly surprised to find out how much of their infertility services are covered by their insurance.
What if I have no insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization?
For couples without insurance, our Shared IVF Success Program may enable them to financially plan their treatment, since costs are known up front. This program covers the cost of multiple cycles of IVF. If a pregnancy does not occur, the program fee will be refunded at 100%.
Where do I need to go for fertility testing and evaluation?
We can perform the necessary testing to diagnosis your infertility and provide a treatment plan at any one of our four convenient Chicago area locations. Make an appointment online or call us 847-884-8884
Where can I find an infertility specialist that is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility?
Both of our physicians are board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Vishvanath C. Karande trained at the Jones Institute, where the first IVF pregnancy in the United States was conceived. Dr. Klipstein trained at Harvard Medical School, and was on the staff of the largest fertility center in the country. She also holds a fellowship in Medical Ethics. Use this infographic to learn the important criteria in finding the right fertility clinic for you.
How do I find a fertility clinic that has excellent in vitro fertilization success rates as well as board certified infertility specialists and convenient Chicago area locations?