One in eight couples of childbearing age suffers from infertility.
Infertility is a medical condition that impairs one of the body’s most basic functions: to conceive a child. Infertility patients struggle month after month with intense feelings of loss, surrounded by constant reminders that their disease stands between them and the family they so desire. Their hearts ache to embrace the life that waits to be born to them.
Few people realize that infertility treatments are seldom covered by insurance. Many people are unable to afford prescribed care. Patients may deplete their emotional and/or financial reserves before their infertility is overcome.
The cost of infertility treatments vary depending on the underlying cause of infertility. Treatment options range from medications to corrective surgery to in vitro fertilization.
Our goal is to provide resources and tools for infertility patients, family and friends who are supporting them, and information to our donors and sponsors.
We encourage you to visit the following websites for more information about infertility:
RESOLVE The National Infertility Association
The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution through being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. It provides a forum for lay public, researchers, physicians and affiliated health workers through education, publications, and meetings.
Footsteps for Fertility
Footsteps for Fertility Foundation organizes 5K races that are held annually with the goal of promoting infertility awareness and educating couples about how to get grants and affordable treatment options for in vitro fertilization, frozen embryo transfers and intrauterine insemination.
Tree of Life Grant
The Tree of Life Grant is designed to alleviate some of the financial and emotional stress created by infertility, to raise awareness about infertility while providing support and eliminating any negative stigma, and to celebrate the gift of life. This grant is in partnership with Fertility Foundation of Texas but is designated specifically for Jewish couples who need to undergo IVF treatment.
The Cade Foundation
The Tinina Q Cade Foundation (Cade Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non profit organization that was started in 2005 to provide information, support, and financial assistance to help needy infertile families OVERCOME infertility.
Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
For a listing of Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists, click on Members tab.
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States.
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Hebrew Free Loan of Austin provides short-term financial support for members of the greater Austin Jewish community through interest-free loans that springboard you to your next step in life.
The Compassionate Care Program provides eligible† patients savings based on income. Eligible patients may save 25%, 50%, or 75% off the self-pay price of medicine, or receive a 10% discount per unit, via a mail-in rebate, off their out-of-pocket costs for EMD Serono’s fertility medications.
For patients pursuing fertility preservation services prior to cancer treatment, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy have developed the Heart Beat program to help ease some of the financial burden.