Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to get pregnant?

There is a small window each month during which a woman can become pregnant, which is called the “fertile window”. 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, but is much less likely to result in pregnancy. Learn more about the best time to get pregnant by downloading our free e-book on maximizing your fertility.

I have been trying to get pregnant for six months without success. 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). 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.

Couples who suspect that there is a reason for their inability to conceive should seek out help right away. Reasons for seeking help earlier may 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.

Whom 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 families. 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.

Is infertility always due to an issue with the woman?

No. Infertility affects about one in seven couples. 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." This means we do not understand the cause, not that there is no cause.

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?

We publish InVia Fertility's success rates 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?

You can learn about InVia Fertility's egg donor program here. If you're ready to donate, fill out our online egg donor application. Then, one of our egg donor coordinators will contact you to give you additional information regarding the egg donation process.

I was told that I can be compensated for donating my eggs. How do I donate my eggs for money?

Current compensation for egg donors is $7,000 per donation.

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 do we start the process?

At InVia Fertility Specialists, we believe in treating both the woman and the man when carrying out the infertility work-up and developing the treatment plan. Make an appointment with our board-certified Chicago-area fertility specialists online for both you and your partner, or call us at 847-884-8884.

Does my health insurance cover infertility treatment?

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.

You can learn more about health insurance coverage for infertility treatment here.

What if I have no insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization?

Qualifying couples can take part in our Shared IVF Success Program. This can help you financially plan your treatment, as costs are known up front. This program covers the cost of multiple cycles of IVF. If a pregnancy does not occur, we refund 100% of your program fees.

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 at 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 took place.

Dr. Sigal 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 make an appointment with InVia Fertility Specialists?

You can call us at 847-884-8884 or use our online appointment booking system to set up your first meeting. You can find a clinic location near you in Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Northbrook, or Crystal Lake.

All our staff are here to support you on your pathway to pregnancy. We look forward to serving you soon!