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    The “when” “why” “how” and “where” should we go for fertility treatment.

    There’s a lot of misinformation out there currently with regards to infertility. In fact a recent study showed that 93% of couples that went to see an infertility specialist wished they had gone sooner. Whether it’s because of fear of the unknown or incorrect information obtained, the fact remains that time is ticking when it comes to conceiving.

    “When should we go?”

    I say “we” because it’s not just a female issue. 40% percent of infertility is female related and 40% is male related and 20% both partners contribute to their infertility. The answer is quite simple. If you’re less than 35 years old and you’ve been trying to conceive for 1 year without success you should schedule a consult with an infertility specialist. If you’re older than 35 years and you’ve been trying to conceive for 6 months without success you should schedule an appointment with an infertility specialist. Unfortunately women are born with all of the eggs they’re ever going to have. As women age, the quality of these eggs also decreases. This means their biological clock is in fact ticking. The longer you wait and assume that it will eventually happen the more precious time you’re wasting.

    “Why should we go?”

    Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples trying to conceive. Time is a contributing factor so having the ability to have an early diagnosis increases your chances of conceiving. This number shows you are not alone.

    “How do we go?”

    This is the question that is often answered incorrectly. If you are a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) policyholder, you usually do not need a referral to see an infertility specialist. If you’ve been trying to conceive and you fall into the time frame previously discussed then make the call. Patients with a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) policy will need a referral. In Illinois we are very fortunate the state mandates fertility coverage for most companies. An initial consult will give you the answers that you’re looking for and put you on a path to your ultimate goal.

    “Where should we go?”

    This is an easy one to answer. InVia Fertility Specialists is a state-of-the-art fertility clinic that offers a full range of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) for both male and female fertility concerns, including non-donor and donor egg in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg freezing, intrauterine (artificial) insemination (IUI), Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Assisted Zona Hatching (AZH), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), testicular sperm aspiration (TESA), fertility surgery and more.. Our board certified physicians pride themselves on being accessible and personable. They dedicate themselves to working with you to create a personalized fertility treatment plan, incorporating the most up-to-date infertility treatment methods.

    InVia Fertility Specialists has four convenient locations in the North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Our fertility centers in Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Northbrook and Hoffman Estates are all set up with your needs in mind. Please schedule an appointment with us today. Our goal is the same as yours; to achieve a timely and successful outcome!best-time-to-get-pregnant-guide

    We look forward to helping you achieve your dreams!

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    Todd Mensik

    Todd Mensik

    Todd Mensik is the Practice Representative at InVia Fertility. He is passionate about making sure that the overall experience of each and every patient exceeds expectations. He also works with the referring physician to ensure that the transition into our office is seamless.

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