Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to making decisions about fertility and starting a family, you may have many questions. Below are some common questions and answers patients often have before visiting Midwest Fertility Specialists. If you have questions regarding specific services, see What We Do.
1. How long should I try to conceive before seeking help?
We follow the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines for defining infertility. If you are under the age of 35, and there are no known medical conditions with you or your significant other, our physicians recommend that you try to conceive for about 12 months. If you are 35 or older, and there are no known medical conditions with you or your significant other, we recommend that you try to conceive for about six months. If you are 40 or older, we recommend that you schedule a new patient consultation.
Certain underlying conditions may affect infertility. These could include:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Tubal blockage
- Abnormal results of semen analysis
If you or your significant other has a history of any of these conditions, we recommend you schedule a new patient consultation.
2. Do I need a referral to schedule a new patient consultation?
We do not require a referral for a new patient consultation for infertility.
3. Do your physicians treat singles and same-sex couples?
Yes. You do not have to be married or have a partner in order to see one of our physicians.
4. Will my insurance cover infertility treatment?
Midwest Fertility participates with most major insurance companies.* It is important to determine if there are infertility benefits outlined in your specific plan. Our billing office representatives will help you determine if your insurance plan provides coverage for infertility treatment. If not, we also offer other options in order to make treatment more affordable, including treatment package pricing, a financing program and guarantee programs for IVF.
*Midwest Fertility does not participate with Marketplace plans, Healthy Indiana Plans (HIP), Medicaid or Medicare.
5. How much does infertility treatment generally cost?
Cost for infertility treatment varies depending on what treatment(s) you discuss with the physician during your new patient consultation. Once you and your physician determine a treatment plan, our billing office representatives can discuss the costs.