According to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, one in eight couples in the U.S. of childbearing age has trouble either becoming pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. This statistic helps drive home the point that infertility deserves a great deal of respect and attention. Infertility is something many couples struggle with, and something that several are ashamed to seek help for. If you’re struggling with infertility, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone! We’ve put together a list of some of the best online resources packed with helpful FAQs, fertility specialist choices and treatment options for couples struggling with infertility.
One of the largest organizations dealing with infertility is RESOLVE. RESOLVE assists both men and women by providing a wealth of current information from access to support groups all over the nation to infertility treatments.
This site offers a selection of videos, brochures, factsheets and answers to FAQs. There’s also a useful guide on addressing the challenges of conceiving. ASRM (The American Society for Reproductive Medicine) runs the site as a way to keep the public informed about reproductive health with a heavy emphasis on fertility assistance options.
Affiliated with ASRM, the mission of SART (The Society for Reproductive Medicine) is to define and uphold the standards for ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) procedures. They also serve as a resource for individuals and couples looking for credible fertility specialists and treatment clinics in their area. Featured on their site is a helpful list of FAQs addressing fertility solutions from IVF to genetic testing.
The Center for Disease Control provides information about the various possibilities available through ART and a list of available treatment providers. They are also the nation’s holding tank regarding ART success rates for individual clinics.
It’s the official site for the Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If you search the topic “tips on getting pregnant,” then you will be directed to a list of pages for further information.
Getting pregnant isn’t as easy as shelving birth control, but from ART to surgery to egg donors, there are a number of solutions and options available for couples struggling with infertility that can be found with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Writer: Cindy Stephens