In the landscape of reproductive health, questions are raised as to how well-versed we individually are about our own fertility. While some may not plan to have children for years to come, staying well-informed about your fertility options can protect your future dreams of one day expanding your family. CCRM Fertility, a global pioneer in fertility treatment, research and science, aims to shed light on the current notions and concerns regarding fertility, so those who plan to get pregnant in the future can be proactive in protecting their reproductive well-being.
Meet Crystal Hobbs, a CCRM Fertility patient in Houston, who began her journey at 27 after suffering from an ecoptic miscarriage and an endometriosis diagnosis. After six months of being unable to get pregnant again, Crystal met with CCRM Fertility board-certified reproductive endocrinologist Dr. James Nodler who recommended in vitro fertilization (IVF). From an appointed personal nurse to Crystal's fertility treatment being almost entirely covered by Aetna insurance, her IVF journey led to the healthy birth of her first child – Joseph Flynn. “I hope sharing my experience makes it more palatable for other women who are waiting on having children to get checked out,” says Hobbs. “To be taken care of by someone like Dr. Nodler, who is so confident and possesses a robust knowledge of my disease (endometriosis), my husband and I felt comforted to be in such capable hands.”
CCRM Fertility recently revealed their results from the State of Fertility survey concerning gaps of knowledge regarding fertility and reproductive health among 25–44-year-olds. The study of 1,000 Houston-area residents discovered that one-fourth of respondents have struggled with infertility when trying to conceive, and 75% admitted to feeling "uninformed," "clueless" or only "somewhat knowledgeable" about their fertility health. CCRM Fertility specialists see these prevalent misunderstandings among Houstonians of reproductive age pointing to a larger issue: more needs to be done to educate and support people on their fertility journeys ahead.
Founded in 1987, CCRM Fertility is the nation’s leader in fertility care and research: they possess a deep expertise within in-vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility assessment, fertility preservation, pre-implantation genetic testing, LGBTQ family-building and egg donation. From telehealth consultations to easy-to-use resources like CCRM TV, the industry-leading fertility center is here to answer any of your questions surrounding reproductive health. Simply put, it is never too early to proactively prepare for the fertility journey ahead.
If you are interested in growing your family using fertility treatments, schedule an appointment with a CCRM Fertility specialist at (713) 465-1211 or ccrmivf.com.