Yesenia and Hector

My husband and I married in 2013 and the thought of starting a family so soon wasn’t in our plans because we were still very young and wanted to enjoy each other as a couple. But as a year went by we decided we would give it a try and nothing happened and after about 4 years of trying we …

Jen and Travis

Having children has always been a part of our plan. We felt beyond ready to begin a family after getting married in 2017. With us both being in our late thirties and after six months of trying to conceive (and no luck!) we decided to meet with a fertility specialist.

Tiffany and Steve

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over two years. Eventually we realized we that we may need additional help in order to conceive. I began seeing my REI, Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, in September of 2018. After running several tests I was diagnosed with PCOS. We immediately began treatment. Unfortunately, my insurance doesn’t cover fertility treatment so …

Sarah and Sean

Our story begins as two college kids that, by chance, sat next to each other in Accounting class. We can honestly say that we have been inseparable every day for the 14 years that have followed that special moment. In 2011, we got married and as a young married couple we focused on enjoying our time together until we knew …

Nitzalis

Having a child on my own was not how I had envisioned my journey to motherhood going. I am divorced and single, and couldn’t allow the twists and turns in relationships to be relevant any longer in my desire to be a mother. So here I was, reviewing donor profiles and looking for honest eyes. I went into the doctor’s …

Chrystelle and Brian

Chrystelle is French, Brian is a Wisconsinite. She works as a CNA and goes to school in hopes of becoming a nurse. He is an active member of the US Navy, also working in the medical field. We enjoy going on walks with their dogs, splurging on French bread & cheese, or laze around in front of a movie. Together, …

Katie and Robert

Bobby and I had a plan when we got married. Since we got married just over a year after meeting each other, we thought waiting for our third anniversary would be a good idea. That gave us three years to get to know each other as a married couple, get a bigger house, save some money, and travel. Before our …

Making Infertility Dreams Come True Through the Life Foundation

Getting Zen with Jen ZMay 1, 2019 Dr. Eve Feinberg, Medical Director of Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, joins the conversation to share her expertise on the topic of infertility. She walks us through the process of making these tiny miracles happen, breaking down the stigma around the topic of infertility and her passion around family planning! Eve is also …

What is the Kevin J Lederer Foundation and how can it help our US followers?

IVF BabbleFebruary 11, 2019 Fertility treatment in America can be an expensive business and if you’re not a celebrity, have access to a trust fund, a lottery win, or a good insurance policy, you will have to self-fund. But don’t despair, there are several US charitable organisations that can offer you financial assistance. One of the leading grant funding organisations …

Let’s Get Real about Fertility Treatments and Insurance

Modern FertilityBy Chanel DubofskyJanuary 17, 2019 Before I started writing this piece, I did an extremely informal poll, asking people about their experiences getting insurance to cover/reimburse their fertility treatments. Here are a few of their responses. “It was almost all covered but the meds (which are several thousands a cycle) were a constant battle to get.” “Nothing but the …