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Some treatments include:
- Drugs – Various fertility drugs may be used for women with ovulation problems. It is important to talk with your doctor about the drug to be used. You should understand the drug's benefits and side effects. Depending on the type of fertility drug and the dosage of the drug used, multiple births (such as twins) can occur.
- Surgery – Surgery is done to repair damage to a woman's ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterus. Sometimes a man has an infertility problem that can be corrected by surgery.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI), also called artificial insemination – Male sperm is injected into a part of the woman's reproductive tract, such as into the uterus or fallopian tube. IUI often is used along with drugs that cause a woman to ovulate.
- Assisted reproductive technology (ART) – ART involves stimulating a woman's ovaries; removing eggs from her body; mixing them with sperm in the laboratory; and putting the embryos back into a woman's body. Success rates of ART vary and depend on many factors.
- Third-party assistance – Options include donor eggs (eggs from another woman are used), donor sperm (sperm from another man are used), or surrogacy (when another woman carries a baby for you).
Finding the cause of infertility is often a long, complex, and emotional process. And treatment can be expensive. Many health insurance companies do not provide coverage for infertility or provide only limited coverage. Check your health insurance contract carefully to learn about what is covered. Some states have laws that mandate health insurance policies to provide infertility coverage.
We know that facing infertility treatments can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, and honestly, it's a journey no one should walk alone. That's why here at Lola&Lykke, we're not only dedicated to supporting mothers, but we're also passionate about providing comprehensive, valuable information to help you feel less alone on your fertility journey.
We've filled our Mamahood Manuals section with real-talk articles about the many facets of motherhood, including a whole category dedicated to “trying to conceive”. These are more than just articles - they're conversations about the reality of conception, packed with practical advice, emotional comfort, and insights from folks who've been right where you are.
We believe that the more you know, the more empowered you feel. And it's not just about navigating the medical side of things, but about managing the emotional roller coaster that comes along with it too. So, why not pour yourself a cup of tea and take a moment to explore these resources? Remember, this journey is yours, but you're not in it alone - we're here to walk it with you.
by Lola&Lykke Team