Frequently Asked Questions

Having a baby always brings up a lot of questions. When there is difficulty in conceiving or fertility problems, the questions multiply.

We strongly advise couples to discuss questions and concerns openly with their physicians. We understand fertility therapy generates a wide range of emotions. Waiting, uncertainty and the time and monetary demands of treatment can lead to feelings of frustration and confusion.

The following are answers to some frequently asked questions that we’ve heard over the years.

What is infertility?

What causes infertility?

How important is age to infertility?

It seems like all our friends are having babies. Are we the only ones with this problem?

Why are we infertile?

What is our chance for success?

How can Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute help us?

What can I expect on my first visit?

Will we have more than one doctor?

Our family and friends don’t understand what we are going through. Who can we turn to for support?

Is IVF covered by medical insurance?

“We know that we need help. What do we do next?”

Over 6 million people in the United States or about 10% of the reproductive-age population experience fertility problems.