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Before you and your partner decide to start a family, you may be able to increase your chances for a successful pregnancy by making a few lifestyle adjustments.

Women should take a prenatal vitamin with at least one milligram of folic acid for at least three months before conception to reduce the risk of spina bifida and central nervous system abnormalities. Men should take a multivitamin to optimize sperm function. Both partners should refrain from, or severely restrict, using alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs while trying to conceive or during pregnancy.

Both partners should have prenatal blood tests, including those for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, RPR for syphilis, rubella titer (German measles immunity), and a blood type evaluation. Women should be immunized against rubella at least one month before they start trying to have a family. Talk to your physician about cystic fibrosis screenings; detection of this defective gene is now available to all couples.

Stress and Infertility
Physical and emotional stress have long been implicated as factors in a couple’s ability to conceive, but we now have more solid evidence for their role. Stress raises levels of cortisol, one of the major metabolic hormones from the adrenal glands that can influence the way other hormones are produced and metabolized.

Smoking and Infertility
Numerous studies have shown that smoking can have adverse effects on fertility. In women, smoking decreases in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) pregnancy rates by approximately half. Smoking also increases miscarriage rates. In men, smoking decreases sperm function and impairs fertilization.

Fertility Treatment Options

If these lifestyle adjustments are unsuccessful, Fertility Center of the Carolinas offers comprehensive testing to diagnose infertility and formulate treatment options that may include the following:

Affording Treatment

We recognize that many patients who require Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures have not budgeted for such an expense. That’s why we’ve created several payment options and established relationships with trusted partners that offer affordable financing programs for our patients. Each couple’s financial situation is different, so we encourage you to call a Fertility Center of the Carolinas financial counselor at 864-455-HOPE (4673) to discuss the many options available to you.

Attain IVF Program

Thousands of people have made their dream of having a family come true through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. But the reality is that most people will require more than one IVF cycle to be successful. Patients who commit to three cycles almost double their chances of having a baby.

The Attain IVF Program is designed to increase your opportunity to get the outcome you want–a baby–while managing the cost of IVF treatment. Pay a single, discounted fee. Receive up to 6 cycles (3 IVF and 3 frozen embryo transfers). Three out of four participants who complete the program take home a baby.

LendingClub Patient Solutions

Through LendingClub Patient Solutions, patients apply through the LendingClub website for financing options that can be used towards treatment as well as medications and related services.