Today, July 25th, is a day worth recognizing in the world of fertility services and reproductive medicine.
Forty-one years ago, Louise Brown became the first baby to be born from in vitro fertilization. This historic moment over 40 years ago paved the way for hopeful parents-to-be all over the world. It has been reported that more than 8 million babies worldwide have been born via IVF since 1978.
To celebrate the medical professionals and scientists that made (and continue to make) IVF possible, today is also recognized as World Embryologist Day. Embryologists are responsible for retrieving eggs, assisting with in vitro fertilization, maintaining clinical records and running tests on eggs. They also work with other doctors to assist their patients with reproductive health issues and clinical research. As a result of the dedication and passion of embryologists, we have seen new discoveries and breakthroughs in infertility treatments continue to hit new heights year after year.
At Nubundle, our team is proud to be part of our members’ journey to parenthood and help provide support in what is often a very sensitive and stressful time of life for couples.
The average cost of IVF for a couple trying to conceive is $50,000 – and most health insurance plans do not cover the wide spectrum of fertility treatments. According to FertilityIQ, “About 80% of people who underwent IVF fertility treatments in 2018 had hardly any or no coverage.”
While science continues to improve treatment options, we are dedicated to shining a spotlight on the importance of fertility benefits and partnering with employers to help relieve some of the emotional and financial burden these treatments put on people.
To learn more about how Nubundle can support your employees in their journey to parenthood, visit: www.nubundle.com/welcome.