Guest Post from Path to Fertility09-Jun-2016
by Lisa Rosenthal
Infertility is tough enough – facing not having the family you are dreaming of because you don’t have enough money? That is even worse. So much worse.
Our dreams of having a family aren’t akin to wanting a house or a car or a vacation. It’s a basic, biological urge. In fact, the strongest urge that we have.
And we have to fail because of money? Yes, fail. Becoming a parent or not becoming a parent – two distinctly different options. Not having a child feels
like the failure that it actually is. No child equals failure, in fact, permanent infertility. Because we make less money than we need to or have insufficient
medical coverage for the disease that infertility is.
And we talk about it, and we talk about it and we talk about it some more.
Talk, talk, talk. For decades, we’ve talked about it. In a philosophical way, regarding the fairness or lack of fairness of affording fertility care, we’ve talked about it.
Guess what? Enough talk. Let’s put the money where our mouths are.
New Not For Profit Offers Hope For Those Struggling to Afford Fertility Treatment
And finally, that’s happened. Here’s the money. For those who are at the end of their family building journey because of lack of funds, there is now another chance. A new not for profit organization is offering those that need it, the help they need in the precise way that they need it. It’s a collaborative effort that includes two of the top fertility practices in Connecticut, working together to provide for those who are most in need. An effort that has come about because of need, concern and basic human kindness.
We should all be able to have our families. Everyone. Money should not be the determining factor of when you are done trying. Or even more poignantly, needing to begin and not being able to.
Here’s a chance that wasn’t available before. See if you qualify and if you do, apply.
We know what it’s like to be ready and want our families. We know what it’s like to find out that our insurance or financial resources don’t cover the expenses that it would take to have the medical fertility treatment that we need.
And we know what’s it like to feel like there are no other options because there are no financial funds.
That’s why Nest Egg Foundation was created.
Please apply and see if we can help you. Grants are for individuals or couples that are confronted with primary infertility. Read below for the specifics of how to do just that.
This may be your opportunity to start or restart building your family.
Disclosure: This post originally appeared on Path to Fertility Blog. All opinions and thoughts expressed come from Lisa.
About the Author
Lisa Rosenthal has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the
lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT
for seven years and is currently Patient Advocate and Blog Editor-in-Chief.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process.
Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.