you are diagnosed with infertility, and especially if you have identified
a particular cause of your infertility, your provider will recommend
treatment options that may increase your chances of becoming pregnant
and delivering a healthy baby.
Most treatments can be offered by a
physician or your ob/gyn, but there are also specialists who
focus on infertility, called reproductive
endocrinologists. You may feel more secure talking with a specialist
about your options, or getting a second opinion from a reproductive
endocrinologist. Other women feel better getting treatment through
a doctor they already have grown to trust and respect. The choice for
who you want to treat your infertility is yours.
Keep in mind that insurance coverage
for infertility testing and treatment can become tricky. Some
states offer infertility
coverage legislation, which requires that all insurance plans
cover some part of infertility treatment. North Carolina is
not one of
those states. If you are concerned about insurance coverage,
contact your state insurance coverage office to discuss any
You may also want to meet with your insurance company or a
representative from human resources in your place of employment
your options for coverage.
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