But too much of a good thing may turn out to be a bad thing. Dr. Esme I. Kamphuis of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and his team recently released a study that looked at the potential overtreatment of IVF.
Rather than jump straight to IVF, most couples would benefit from infertility step-therapy, starting with ToConceive. ToConceive is natural conception lubrication that enables sperm capacitation, which is necessary for conception.
The study did not discredit the effectiveness of IVF for it’s original purpose—tubal blockage and several male factor infertility. It did, however, draw attention to the use of IVF for other subfertility issues, especially unexplained fertility, which can often be solved using other methods. As the study states, “[IVF’s]
Not only can IVF be risky, it’s also extremely expensive and out of reach for many couples. One IVF cycle can cost between $15,000 and $20,000 and most insurance companies do not include IVF as a covered procedure. Couples are going into debt trying to achieve the dream of pregnancy.
If not IVF, then what for couples facing unexplained infertility or other types of infertility?
Unlike IVF, ToConceive has no ill side effects, is easy to use and effective for many couples experiencing unexplained infertility. Additionally, it's a fraction of the cost. ToConceive costs just $39.95 for a one-month supply, compared to $15,000 to $20,000 for IVF.
For some couples, other step-therapy methods for infertility still may not help and in those cases, IVF is an excellent solution. But couples don’t need to go directly to IVF; other easier and less expensive options exist, including ToConceive.