Cost and outcomes for women struggling with infertility in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — One in eight women struggle with infertility.

Statistics from the CDC show 7.3 million Americans have used infertility services.

While many companies are adding those services to health care plans, a lot of insurance companies don’t cover it, leaving some couples going deep into debt trying to have a child.

But the payment for doctor bills is just part of the cost that comes with starting a family for couples struggling to get pregnant.

In this KOLR10 investigation, Heather Lewis looks at diagnosing, the options, cost, and outcomes of women in Springfield determined to grow their families.

For the second part of the series click here: Endometriosis: a Springfield woman’s journey with infertility

For the third part of the series click here: Family struggling with infertility prepares for embryo adoption

For the last part of the series click here: Springfield women bring awareness to infertility

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