Types of Fertility Treatments


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 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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How Clomid – a Fertility Drug – Helps You Get Pregnant 13

Here’s a clear, simple explanation of how the fertility drug clomid helps you get pregnant. It’s not the most fun fertility drug, but it can help you conceive a baby. First, though – if you’re trying to get pregnant, don’t forget the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test. It’ll help you know as quick as possible if you’re pregnant. Don’t give […]

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Does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Work? What the Research Shows 3

Some research shows that in vitro fertilization (IVF) works surprisingly well for some women! Here’s what one study shows about fertility treatments – it’ll give you hope if you’re having trouble getting pregnant naturally. “This [research] shows that, overall, IVF is extraordinarily effective and largely overcomes infertility, especially in younger women,” says lead author Beth Malizia, MD, a clinical fellow […]