Not that long ago it was common for reproductive endocrinologists to transfer three, four, sometimes even five embryos in a patient when they were going through IVF. Technology has improved so rapidly in the reproductive world that nowadays the norm in a good prognostic patient is transferring one or two embryos. The world of IVF has definitely started to focus on the single embryo transfer (SET) and having one healthy baby.
Can your weight affect your chances of getting pregnant? Living a healthy lifestyle is often encouraged for those trying to get pregnant. Let’s be honest, it isn’t easy for everyone to exercise and eat healthy. However, studies have shown that being underweight or overweight can impact one’s ability to conceive. Men who are extremely overweight or obese had lower sperm counts than men who are a normal weight. One theory explains this effect by the fact that men with greater fat storage end up turning testosterone into estrogen causing decreased sperm production. On the flip side, men who are underweight also had lower sperm counts compared to normal weight men. Hormonal issues can come into play for underweight men.
When a patient in Michigan knows that they need IVF one of the first things that they think about is finding a Michigan fertility clinic that has the best IVF success rates in Michigan. Of course you want to go to the best of the best, right? When looking at IVF success rates there are a few tips that can help you understand and decipher this information. Because let’s be honest, the information is not necessarily easily understood by everyone.
Being around family and friends who have children can be hard no matter what the time of year but for some reason around the holidays it is just harder. Why? Maybe it’s because you have to sit around the Thanksgiving table and hear your family members ask you the dreaded question…“When are you going to have a baby?” Or maybe it ‘s getting that Christmas card that has a photo of your friend holding her stomach with a ribbon on it that says “coming soon.” For some reason the holidays just seem to put a spotlight on your struggle with infertility. So what can you do to make the holidays easier and not just a reminder of what you don’t have? Here are some suggestions.
Navigating In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Costs
When making a decision about fertility treatments, one very important element to take into consideration is the costs that can be associated with procedures. Cost is the biggest deterrent for patients to go through fertility treatment because it can be costly. Unfortunately, many insurance plans do not have fertility benefits, which mean many patients must absorb the entire cost of treatment. At RMA of Michigan, we work with you to help you understand insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs.
Our team at RMA of Michigan is dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams of parenthood. Through this blog, we will explain some of your financial options with us.
On Saturday, August 16 more than 550 parents and children gathered with the RMA of Michigan staff at Clawson Park to celebrate the families that were created with the help of fertility treatment. The weather couldn’t have been better with plenty of sun and no rain. Guests came hungry to enjoy a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings. There was face painting, a balloon animal artist, train rides and Elmo even came by to say hi! However, the highlight of the day was the RMA staff being able to reconnect with former patients and meet their new arrivals or show how big their little ones have gotten since their last visit.
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At RMA of Michigan, we are proud to help gay and lesbian couples become parents with the aid of fertility treatments and services. During a consultation with our team of physicians, we will learn more about your individual situation. We then work to create a tailored plan that addresses your personal needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions from Potential Egg Donors
Egg donation can make a dramatic difference for individuals and couples attempting to create a family. Some of the most frequently asked questions concerning egg donors and egg donation at RMA of Michigan include: