The Cost of Being Infertile

The subject of infertility is something that can be very hard to discuss, as it is a very sensitive and personal matter for each man and woman. Unfortunately more woman and men are being burdened with not being able to have a child more now than ever in history. The question is why? Why is it so hard to become pregnant today when it should be a natural part of evolution? There are actually many schools of thought on this matter. Parents today have to choose to have their child through a test tube tube rather creating a baby the good old-fashioned way. Each year it is getting worse and worse with what “they” claim there are no answers to why, just excuses of why the problem exists. I will not only show you that there are answers to this epidemic but how to heal yourself naturally while also saving money.

In this article I am going to discuss:

  • What the media and research tell us to why woman and men are not bearing children?

  • Why men and woman have become infertile

  • What is ART?

  • The cost of being an infertile parent is very expensive.. ..The cost of ART treatments

  • Insurance doesn’t cover

  • Woman donating their eggs

  • The statistics of how many children are being born in the US

  • How ART procedures how skyrocketed since men and woman are infertile

  • Insurance doesn’t cover

  • ART treatments causing multiple births, preterm births and birth defects

  • How the US is one of the top countries for infant mortalities

  • How GMO’s have been shown to cause infertility, birth defects, early puberty and more…..

  • Fertility Diet

  • Fertility Therapies

  • Organic Remedies to help the top reasons woman and men’s infertility issues

  • The cost of not living organically resulting in not having a child the natural way as well as paying the consequences vs. the cost of living organically

  • Explaining how living organically and giving your body what nature intended will not only cost a whole heck of a lot less but will greater your chances of having a little bundle of joy and live a healthy happy and fulfilled life

Lets look at what the media and research tells us to why woman and men are not bearing as many children.

Analysts say that the birthrate is dictated by the economy.

- 'When times are up, births go up,' D’Vora Cohn, a senior writer at Pew Research Center, told Today. 'When times are bad, births go down.'

Despite the recession being officially over for four years, the weak recovery and economic uncertainty has resulted in the national birthrate hitting an all-time low in 2011, and staying there in 2012.

Financial insecurity: With economic uncertainty ahead, it seems many women are opting to postpone motherhood. 1

Economics Influence Fertility Rates More Than Other Factors

The world population could top 8 billion in the year 2023 if current growth rates remain constant, according to United Nations figures. However, if global fertility rates slow more quickly than expected, there could be up to half a billion fewer mouths to feed on Earth in 2023. Based on a recent study by a University of Missouri anthropologist, economic changes have the greatest impact on reducing family size, and thus slowing population growth, compared to other factors. 2

New infertility prevalence calculation

Global infertility prevalence rates are difficult to determine, due to the presence of both male and female factors, which complicate any estimate, which may only address the woman and an outcome of a pregnancy diagnosis or live birth.3

Why hasn't anyone researched what is causing the health issues resulting in infertility?

The crazy part about this is not one study looked at what is causing the rise in health issues of parents. Don’t you think this plays a huge part on what determines whether you can conceive a child rather than “blaming” it on the economy? So what you are telling me is there is no way to understand why woman and men are unable to conceive? With the “knowledge” our doctors have today, no one can tell these very desperate parents why their bodies won’t allow them to bear a child. The doctors today are telling parents what is wrong with them but can’t tell them what is causing it. When all else fails all the doctors can provide these parents is an option to have a baby out of a lab. Parents need to start to demand more. It is our bodies and we should expect that our doctors, whom we “trust” should have the answers, right? Well not necessarily. A lot of doctors are in the dark just like a lot of people out there are. They go to medical school while only taking if they are lucky one class in nutrition. They then get out of school listening to Big Pharma, thinking they have learned everything to help someone not knowing everything they have learned will cause more harm than good. There are also many doctors who do know but choose not to tell you. This is why we have to ask questions until we find answers and I don’t mean cookie cutter answers. I mean real answers that in your gut make sense.

Below are the top reasons that cause women infertility according to the MayoClinic. 4 5

• Ovulation disorders • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) • Hypothalamic dysfunction • Premature ovarian insufficiency • Too much prolactin. • Damage to fallopian tubes (tubal infertility) • Endometriosis • Uterine or cervical causes • Unexplained infertility

Below are the top reasons that cause men infertility according to the MayoClinic.

• Varicocele • Infection • Ejaculation issues • Antibodies that attack sperm • Tumors • Undescended testicles • Hormone imbalances • Sperm duct defects • Chromosome defects • Problems with sexual intercourse • Celiac disease • Certain medications

Environmental causes:

• Industrial chemicals • Heavy metal exposure • Radiation or X-rays • Overheating the testicles

Health, lifestyle and other causes

• Illegal drug use • Alcohol use • Occupation • Tobacco smoking • Emotional stress • Weight • Prolonged bicycling

What is Infertility and ART?

Usually, infertility is defined as the absence of conception after at least one year of regular, unprotected intercourse.

So when parents can’t conceive, doctor suggests for them to try other options such as ART. Common methods of infertility treatment include various insemination techniques and hormone therapy to stimulate egg production. Assisted reproductive techniques (ART) are procedures in which pregnancy is attempted through the use of external means; for example, eggs are fertilized outside the womb and then placed into a woman's uterus through in vitro fertilization (IVF)

The parents being desperate to have a child concur with the doctor to try other options such as ART. I mean what’s the harm of having a baby with the “doctors” help? It is the woman’s egg and the man’s sperm, right? Unfortunately there is a lot wrong with this picture. They range from the cost of having a child through alternative methods, the health risk to the mother as well as the child.

The cost of being an infertile parent is very expensive

First lets start with money…….

Each treatment of in vitro fertilization is on average of $12,400. Using a surrogate may cost around $60,000 and eggs can go for anywhere from $2,500 to $50,000 or even $ $100,000. If you decide to screen embryos for genetic traits, add approximately $3,400 to the price of assisted reproduction. NEED A WEBSITE

Americans are struggling more now financially than ever before as times have become so much more difficult. Parents have no clue how expensive the procedure/s can become but because they are out of options they agree to go through with it. The interesting thing is that the desire to want a baby supercedes not being able to afford it, which contradicts everything “analysts” say. You can not put a price tag on the joys of being a parent.

How ART procedures how skyrocketed since men and woman are infertile

As you can see, the amount of procedures preformed in 2000 was 99,629 and went up to 163,039 in 2011. This is one of the most expensive procedures one can have done to their body and it has had a 61% increase during a “recession”, no less. I find it interesting that during a recession “analysts” say that is the cause of the decline of births. So if the economy is the cause for infertility, why is Assisted Reproductive Technology on the rise?

You can also see that the amount of live births did not rise at the same pace as the amount of procedures done. There is only about a 30% success rate on each round of in vitro fertilization according to the CDC. Unfortunately this figure has not changed much since ART first test tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, born on July 25, 1978. You would think since 1978, that the advancement of ART medicine would have changed the statistics of babies born, but it hasn’t. Since it doesn’t always work the first time, because there is only a 30% success rate, parents think about it and try again. This time they have to put it on their credit card, take out a second mortgage or take out the last bit of savings they have. This doesn’t include keeping the baby healthy in utero, once the child is born, if there are any complications with the delivery or if the child is not well once he or she is born, which I will discuss later. New parents are already in debt before they even get started to raise a family they so desperately wanted.

On top of that, why in 10 years has the number of live births due to some form of ART only risen from 25.3%-29.3%? VERIFY. So with all of the technology today the success of having a child has only risen 4% while ART has gone up 61%. H