What are ethics of fertility treatments?

Depends. These are some fertility ethics -if someone can't take of a child (she is blind)? -if someone is to old and what is to old? -doing ivf to create an embryo of a specific gender-a certain blood type to save the life of an existing child and what d you do with other embryos? -doing ivf to select a deaf child or a dwarf because the parents are deaf or a dwarf and they want a child they can relate to.

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What insurances cover fertility treatments?

Different. Insurers and insurance regulations are different in all 50 United States. In any given state there are also different options for employers to purchase 'riders' to cover infertility on their employee insurance plans. You'd need to look at insurers in your own state, and what your employer - if you are working - provides. Read more...

Do any natural fertility treatments really work?

I would say yes. In my experience, i've seen some "natural" treatments work. It really depends on the underlying cause(s) of infertility to begin with, though. For example, if sperm is bad because a man smokes 3 packs of cigarettes per day, you can throw all the natural treatments you want at that and still go nowhere. I've recommended pregnitude recently. Read more...

Are there any pills that are fertility treatments?

Pills for fertility. The commonest pill for fertility treatment is clomid, (clomiphene) which can be given to help women ovulate or may be given to a male with low reproductive hormones and low sperm count. See my web site "www.Infertilityandtreatment.Com". Read more...

Is it true that fertility treatments are dangerous?

Danger, fertility Rx. There is always a risk in performing any medical treatment. Depending upon the drugs taken, and the procedure performed there is a slight risk, but it is rather minimal. Read more...

Whats the best health insurance for fertility treatments?

Contact HR. This is less a medical question as it is an insurance/benefits question. It depends on where you live, and the available carriers, and what treatments are being considered. F you have insurance, you should contact your benefits department. If you are buying for yourself you might just have to call around, or use an agent. Read more...
Depends. There are many different insurances, each with different levels/plans offered, and many with addiitonal riders that is arranged with the company. It is best to explore each option that one's company is offering (if there is a choice). Ideal insurance from a fertility perspective would include ivf coverage or a large cap. Read more...

What are some of the pros and cons of fertility treatments?

Many. Pros: helps you see what is happening inside your body, may help diagnose an underlying problem, quickest way to become pregnant cons: more doctor visits, cost, some treatments can increase the risk of multiple pregnancies interestingly, stress levels often decrease with treatment. Read more...
Faster time to preg. As discussed before, there are several pros and cons. Ultimately treatments speed up the time to achieve pregnancy. Cost and multiples are some of the biggest challenges. Read more...
Mostly pros. Other great answers but also consider who is providing the treatments and why. You need an accurate diagnosis to get effective treatment otherwise longer and mosre cost. If you do not see a specialist then be careful to avoid trendy non-proven approaches such as supplements and herbs. Alternative medicine fine but usually as help for traditional care. Read more...

What are your options for fertility treatments if single and 40?

Many. If you want to get pregnant today: 1. Donor sperm inseminations (least expensive) 2. Ivf using donor sperm 3. Egg donation if you have diminished ovarian function if you are waiting until you meet the right partner 1. Bank you eggs 2. Take your eggs and make embryos and bak them (option two is the best). Read more...

Will my previous fertility treatments mean I will have octuplets?

Effects are limited. Drugs taken to increase the chances of pregnancy can result in multiples in that pregnancy however, the number of babies depends on many things such as the type and dose of drugs and a woman's response to them. Also doctors cannot predict with certainty the number of babies born if fertility drugs were taken because an embryo might not develop in some cases. High-order multiple gestation is rare. Read more...
No. Not unless you go to california and have 12 frozen/thawed embryos placed at the same time. All kidding aside, multiple pregnancy rates are more common the more fresh or frozen embryos you have placed into your uterus. Injectable medications with inseminations, in my practice, result in triplet+ rates of 7%. Triplet or more rates are very rare with oral medications. Discuss all with your physician. Read more...
No. The case of "octomom" was due to her "fertility doctor" placing a high number of embryos in her uterus. Prior treatments will not increase your current odds of a multiple pregnancy. Read more...
No. My wife and I have one single son as a result of several rounds of infertility treatments. Read more...
No. Previous fertility treatments will not increase your chances of having multiples. Drugs taken for infertility treatment only effect the current treatment cycle. So have no fear about being the next octomom when you try to conceive after stopping fertility therapy. Read more...
NO, With ovulation treatment there is a greater risk of multiple births. The risk is greatest in women with pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome). But, with diet, exercise and metformin, we can restore ovulation in up to 85% of women with this condition and dramatically reduce the risk. Read more...
No. As long as both you and your doctor agree only transfer one embryo back each time, you will have very low chance to have multiple multiple pregnancy. Read more...

Is it only possible to have sextuplets only if on fertility treatments?

No but mostly. Theoretically, sextuplets can happen naturally but almost all cases will come from fertility treatment because fertility treatments create ovulation of multiple eggs far more commonly than in nature. Also, identical twining is more common in ivf. Best wishes. Read more...