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6 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant After 40 43

These tips for getting pregnant in your 40s are infused with inspiration from a 51 year old woman who is enjoying a healthy, happy pregnancy. If you want to have a baby, you’re a woman over 40, and you’re considering in vitro fertilization (IVF), you’ll be inspired by Mary Beth’s story… “I woke up one day at age 45 and wondered […]

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant After 40

Things to Consider When You’re Single and Want a Baby

Are you ready to be a single mother? These suggestions are inspired by one of my Blossom readers. “I want a baby so badly,” Lisa says. “But I’m single. What do I do?” In Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide, Mikki Morrissette addresses the most common questions and concerns of women who want to have a baby but are […]


Should You Try In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to Get Pregnant? 1

Here are four things to consider if you’re thinking about trying in vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant – especially if you’re reluctant to try IVF because you want to get pregnant naturally. These tips are inspired by The Parable of the Flood – it’s a story that may help you overcome the disappointment of not conceiving a baby naturally. […]

Should You Try In Vitro Fertilization to Get Pregnant?

How to Choose a Fertility Clinic

These tips on how to choose a fertility clinic will help you decide which infertility services and doctors will best meet your needs. In this article, I also offer a brief answer to the “what is in vitro fertilization?” question and a summary of how much in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments cost. In It Starts with the Egg: […]

How to Choose a Fertility Clinic

How Much Does IVF Cost? From $900 to $19,000

The cost of IVF treatments depends on the type of infertility procedures and fertility drugs. Here’s a summary of the average cost of IVF for couples undergoing fertility treatments – including clinic visits, fertility medication, and miscellaneous expenses such as travel, parking, food, and other expenses related to fertility care. The bad news is that an IVF cycle costs almost […]

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What if Fertility Treatments Don’t Work?

If you’re undergoing infertility treatments, you need to balance hope and faith with the possibility that fertility treatments won’t work. In 5 Reasons In Vitro Fertilization Fails to Result in Pregnancy, I describe possibilities for failed fertility treatments. A new study shows that there is a link between an unfulfilled wish for children and worse mental health. I wouldn’t recommend […]

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Paying for IVF – 6 Ways to Ease the Financial Burden 1

Here are several different ways to pay for IVF or other fertility treatments when you don’t have medical insurance coverage. Paying for IVF is expensive, and you may not want to borrow money from family or friends (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). The IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Journal was created by Stephanie Fry, who underwent in vitro fertilization treatments. […]

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