Below are several links to relevant articles and resources for patients undergoing fertility treatments. Please click the + to expand the sections and access the information.
Resources To Help You Plan And Prepare For Your Fertility Journey
If you’re having trouble conceiving, seeing a fertility doctor is an important step toward building your family. This tool will help you prepare your questions in advance so you can make the most of your first appointments.
Every fertility journey is unique, and we’ve collected some useful downloads to help you on yours. You’ll find doctor discussion guides for visits with your doctor, educational brochures on everything from basic fertility to options for LGBTQ couples, and a sample letter to help estimate insurance coverage.
“At ARC®, we apply decades of experience to help thousands of people achieve one goal: have a baby. We understand that choosing the right fertility treatment is overwhelming. We make it easy for you by offering the highest quality of care in three areas of excellence called The ARC Advantage: Care, Cost and Continued Support.
Care: ARC believes the best fertility care is local. ARC does not own medical practices. The key clinical relationship is between you and your local doctor. Through our carefully selected network of top, board-certified fertility specialists – the largest in the nation – you can find the right doctor in a region close to you.
Cost: ARC reduces financial stress through financing options, refund plans, and affordable drug payments. We also offer an additional and unique care incentive option: The ARC Refund Guarantee™, where a portion of your money is returned if treatments are unsuccessful in achieving your goal.
Continued Support: Our services extend throughout your treatment process. Our ARC umbrella of care supports patients with the best-in-class resources and tools on education, treatment management, and stress reduction.” – From the ARC website here.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
“The Vision of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is to be the nationally and internationally recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy and standards in the field of reproductive medicine. The ASRM is a non-profit organization whose members must demonstrate the high ethical principles of the medical profession, evince an interest in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology, and adhere to the objectives of the Society.” – From the ASRM for patients website here.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
“The ASRM Patient Fact Sheet is a series produced under the direction of the ASRM Patient Education Committee and the Publications Committee.” From the ASRM website publications here.
College of American Pathologists
“The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.” From the CAP website here.
Elective Single-Embryo Transfer Fact Sheet
Elective single-embryo transfer (eSET) is when a woman undergoing IVF chooses to have a single embryo transferred when multiple embryos are available. Click here to learn more.
“At EMD Serono, we recognized the potential of specialty pharmaceuticals and patient care long ago, and have been dedicated to delivering on their promise ever since.
We have a legacy of both trying to find solutions to hard to treat conditions, as well as developing patient assistance programs that help ensure that those who need our therapies are able to access them.
As one of the top five U.S. companies exclusively focused on specialty care, we see our innovation as a matter of balancing science with emotion – integrating our top minds in research and development with the insights from patients and health care practitioners confronting real- world concerns.” From the EMD Serono website here.
Freedom Fertility Pharmacy
“Freedom Fertility Pharmacy™ was founded in 1973 as Freedom Drug, a New Hampshire-based community retail pharmacy. With an emphasis on individualized patient care and superior customer service, Freedom prospered and expanded, opening locations throughout New England in the 70s and 80s.” From the Freedom Fertility Pharmacy website here.
FertiCalm is a mobile app, developed by psychologists, that provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 specific situations which have the potential to cause distress throughout the family building journey. Click here to view more.
Fertility Lifelines - Infertility Education from EMD Serono
FertiStrong is a mobile app, developed by psychologists, that provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 specific situations which have the potential to cause distress for men throughout the family building journey. Click here to view more.
Injection Teaching - Freedom Fertility Pharmacy
“Preparation and administration videos for commonly used medications during fertility treatment.” From the Freedom MedTEACH website here.
Merck Health Worldwide
“To make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer care and animal health products. We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.” From the Merck website here.
“Our mission is to be a source of healing and transformation for women, by awakening them to their true divine nature and helping them transform pain and suffering in their physical body; into true happiness, joy and healing physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Where Medicine Meets Spirituality
Nourishing Women is consciously bridging the gap of Medicine and Spirituality, by the Quantum Science’s acknowledgement that our physical bodies are just a reflection of our energetic bodies, and thus Consciousness needs to be part of the equation when healing is concerned. Our relationship with ourselves in the subtle fields of emotions, thoughts and beliefs determines what happens in our physical biology and matter, even to the degree of being able to turn on certain genes (epigenetics). For women… the repressive collective consciousness that we have been living in for the last 2000 years…. has affected our Female biology; our hormones, endocrine system, reproductive system-contributing to our disease and disorders in our Female biology! Healing our physical system involves dissolving the effects of our collective, cultural and personal conditioning, whether its conscious or unconscious and realigning ourselves with the creative impulse of the Feminine Essence.” From the Nourishing Women website here.
“RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.
RESOLVE improves the lives of women and men living with infertility.” From the Resolve website here.
SART - Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
“SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States” from the SART website here.
SMP Pharmacy Injection Teaching
SMP Fertility has gathered together the various teaching videos required for many injection based medications These can be found here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Reproductive Health Data and Statistics
“Safe motherhood begins before conception with proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle and continues with appropriate prenatal care and the prevention and treatment of complications when possible. The ideal result is a full-term pregnancy without unnecessary interventions, the delivery of a healthy infant, and a healthy postpartum period in a positive environment that supports the physical and emotional needs of the woman, infant, and family. CDC provides technical assistance, consultation, and training worldwide to help others identify and address male and female reproductive issues, maternal health, and infant health issues. To better understand the burden of maternal complications and mortality and to decrease disparities among populations at risk of death and complications from pregnancy, CDC supports national and state-based surveillance systems to monitor trends and investigate health issues. CDC also conducts epidemiologic, behavioral, demographic, and health services research, and works with partners to translate research findings into health care practice, public health policy, and health promotion strategies” From the CDC website here.