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    FCI Sponsors "Birdies for Babies"

    Last updated 5 years ago

    With the costs associated with infertility treatments, many couples find themselves unable to afford the treatments that may help them become patents despite available finance programs.  That is where generous programs like Birdies for Babies can have a great impact.  Fertility Centers of Illinois is once again proud to be the title sponsor of Birdies for Babies, which will be held on September 29, 2012 at Tamarack Golf Club at 8am with a shotgun start.  Birdies for Babies is an annual golf outing hosted by Todd and Melissa Trader. All proceeds from the outing will go to families that have to pay out of pocket for fertility treatments that can range up to $20,000.00 per attempt.  Learn more about Birdies for Babies and how you can help make the dream of a child come true!  

    Watch This Video for a Look at Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Infertility

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Infertility is a common problem with many potential causes that can affect men and women. Many people do not realize that infertility affects a large number of couples and that there are numerous treatment options beyond IVF for fertility.

    With this video, you can get some facts about fertility from Dr. Eve Feinberg at Fertility Centers of Illinois. She discusses the cultural differences in perceiving infertility and the health issues that can be related to finding treatment including PCOS.

    To get a personal look at your infertility treatments, schedule a consultation with Fertility Centers of Illinois. Contact us online or call us at (877) 499-8730. We offer advanced genetic and fertility treatments to help you realize your dream of starting a family. 

    Understanding Infertility Basics

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Infertility affects more couples than you might think.

    Approximately 15 percent of all couples are affected by infertility, or roughly 7 million people. That number is expected to grow to 7.7 million by 2025.

    Why the increase?

    Dr. Meike Uhler of Fertility Centers of Illinois, who has treated hundreds of couples with infertility, says that answers point to a variety of reasons.

    “Women are waiting to have children, and delayed childbearing can present a host of infertility issues,” she explains. “There are also excellent contraception options for women, which makes deferring parenthood much easier. The increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. has also increased the prevalence of infertility issues.”

    If couples have been trying without success, there are some basic infertility facts that are good to know.

    5 Infertility Facts:

    1. Women and men experience infertility equally (yes, really!)
    2. Age is the biggest factor with infertility for women and men
    3. Ovulation is the most prevalent infertility issue for women
    4. If you have been trying for one year and are under 35, or trying for 6 months and over the age of 35, you may have infertility issues.
    5. Stress affects fertility levels for both women and men

    Did infertility fact #5 make you nervous? You’re not alone. The process of infertility treatment can be exhausting. The testing, multiple appointments, potential financial stressors, taking time off work, and the constant inquiries from family and friends are all stress factors.

    Take a deep breath, we have some good news.

    In a Harvard study, 55 percent of women who participated in mind and body programs got pregnant, compared to 20 percent who did not. Natural treatment can provide the relief and fertility boost you are looking for.

    To learn more about understanding infertility, this YouTube video can help answer some of your questions and explain what men and women can expect in an initial consultation.

    To learn more about natural treatment options can boost fertility, read more in part two, coming next week!

    "His Attitude and Demeanor in Each Meeting was Encouraging and Supportive..."

    Last updated 5 years ago

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    • My husband and I had a great experience with Dr. Brian Kaplan and would highly recommend him.  His knowledge and expertise on fertility was so impressive and his attitude and demeanor in each meeting was encouraging and supportive.  We had great luck with Dr. Kaplan's procedure and I would highly recommend him and his staff to... More

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    4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Genetic Testing

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Advanced reproductive technologies available from your fertility specialist can help you have a healthy pregnancy by assessing the risk factors within a pregnancy before embryo transfer occurs. This is done using Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), which have a number of uses in infertility treatment. Here are just a few of the reasons why you might consider PGS or PGD as part of your fertility treatment using In-Vitro Fertilization:

    1. Male factor infertility is a part of your diagnosis: When male factor infertility is a concern, PGS may aid in the selection of embryos that are more likely to implant, as well as to result in a normal pregnancy. Abnormal sperm are more likely to carry an abnormal chromosomal number.

    2. Advanced maternal age is a concern: Because of increased chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs, women who are pregnant over the age of 35  have a higher risk for pregnancy loss or for pregnancies resulting in birth defects including developmental problems and physical health conditions. PGS will help to improve the likelihood of a successful pregnancy that results in a healthy birth. Pregnancy loss after implantation is also less likely when PGS is utilized.

    3. You are experiencing unexplained infertility: Most fertility cases do have a clear diagnosis relating to the health of one or both partners. However, some fertility cases are not linked to a clear cause. The answer may lie in unsuspected chromosomal abnormalities which may be detected using PGS..

    4. You or your partner has an inherited disorder: If you know of a genetic disorder that you or your partner has, using PGD is important to preventing the disorder from being passed on to your child.

    Understand more about PGS and PGD and how it can tie into your fertility treatment plan by scheduling an appointment with Fertility Centers of Illinois. Contact us on our website or call (877) 499-8730 to get started on your family planning goals. 

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