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NIAW 2021 is a great time to spread the word about infertility

NIAW 2021 is a great time to spread the word about infertilityDuring NIAW 2021, or National Infertility Awareness Week, our Indianapolis fertility center wants to acknowledge those who face infertility. Not being able to have children can be incredibly heartbreaking. It can also make women and men feel lost and alone on their path to parenthood. But with high-quality support, those dealing with infertility can fulfill their dream of parenthood.

NIAW 2021 is spreading awareness about how common infertility is

One of the many goals of National Infertility Awareness Week is dispelling myths about infertility. One such myth is that only older women receive an infertility diagnosis. Our Indianapolis fertility center knows this is untrue. We support patients who vastly differ in age, race, religion, sexuality and economic status. Infertility doesn’t discriminate.

If we can use NIAW 2021 to help more people understand the widespread effect of infertility, the conversation around this issue will grow. The louder and more powerful this conversation becomes, the more likely it is that insurance providers, lawmakers and others will join us in supporting all who experience infertility.

How we support those navigating infertility

To offer support to those facing fertility challenges, the doctors at our Indianapolis fertility center utilize a variety of tests that help them make the right infertility diagnosis. After diagnosis, the doctor works with the patient to create a customized treatment plan. There are a range of effective options to consider when making this plan.

IUI, or intrauterine insemination. This is an affordable and effective option that involves the doctor transferring sperm from the female patient’s partner or a sperm donor to her uterus using a catheter. To ensure the woman has the transfer at the right time, she tracks her ovulation leading up to the procedure.

IVF, or in vitro fertilization. IVF requires the patient to take ovulation induction medications. After her eggs mature, the doctor retrieves them during a short procedure. The eggs then go to the lab where an embryologist fertilizes them with sperm from the woman’s partner or a donor. Next, the doctor transfers a resulting embryo to the woman’s uterus.

Third party reproduction services. These options connect patients who cannot use their own eggs, sperm or uterus with egg donors, sperm donors and gestational surrogates.

We encourage you to use NIAW 2021 as motivation to learn more about infertility and seek professional support if you’ve been struggling to conceive. Contact us for more information about infertility diagnosis and treatment.