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Becoming a Surrogate

Choosing to carry a baby for a couple or individual as a surrogate mother is a complex and selfless decision. Emotional and physical health, the time commitment, and your current family unit are all considerations when investigating agencies, surrogacy requirements, and more. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, this guide details what you need to…

What Should I Ask My Doctor Before Taking Fertility Medication?

Fertility medication is usually one of the first steps in infertility treatment. Before jumping in, schedule a thorough conversation with your doctor to learn more about each prescribed medication for fertility. Being informed will help you feel more in control during this journey. Not sure what to ask? These questions can help get you started.…

Handling Infertility at the Holidays

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year. But if you’re dealing with infertility during the holidays, it may be challenging to celebrate. Our tips will help provide emotional support for infertility as you navigate events, family interactions and more. Plan Ahead Traditional holiday gatherings with young families can serve as…

Fertility Preservation: When Is It Worth Exploring?

Infertility treatments commonly focus on achieving pregnancy as soon as possible. In some cases, treatment is designed to prepare for a future pregnancy using fertility preservation methods. Fertility preservation  has been common for cancer patients for years, however other patients with certain medical diagnoses, older maternal age, or who choose to put off conception for…

The Basics of IVF

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most common and successful ways to conceive when faced with fertility challenges. At Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, we break down the basics to help you understand what IVF is and how it works. Hopefully this information helps you feel more comfortable on your fertility journey! What is IVF?…

Vitamins To Take When You’re Trying to Conceive

Clean eating and a balanced diet provide nutrients that contribute to a healthy pregnancy. As you’re trying to conceive, vitamins can supplement these nutrients. This helps account for deficiencies that can potentially cause fertility issues. Research is still forming around the specific role of vitamins for fertility, but experts agree that incorporating vitamins into your…

5 Questions to Ask Your OB/GYN About Infertility

Discussions about infertility can be stressful—even with your OB/GYN. Your doctor is a critical partner on your path to starting a family, so it’s important to thoughtfully prepare for each OB/GYN appointment. Know what topics you’d like to cover and write down your questions in advance. These questions to ask your OB/GYN about infertility are…

What is the Average Cost of IVF?

Each year, more than 85,000 U.S. women undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to start or expand their families. This intricate process takes guidance from a trusted reproductive endocrinologist, specialty medications, several procedures and more—plus a hefty checkbook. How much does IVF cost? The average cost of IVF is $12,000 for one cycle. And that doesn’t include…

Factors That Can Affect Fertility

The ability to become pregnant and maintain a healthy pregnancy depends on a complex set of factors that affect fertility. About 10-18% of couples have challenges getting pregnant or having a successful delivery, so it’s important to understand the internal and external factors that affect fertility when you’re trying to conceive. Age The number one…

Benefits of Using a Fertility Pharmacy

Are you currently undergoing IVF treatment? Rather than filling your prescriptions at a retail pharmacy chain, consider the benefits of choosing Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, where you’ll have access to 24/7 emergency support, educational resources, and specialty services designed to aid and empower you throughout your journey. At Mandell’s, we’re much more than an online fertility…