Four times per year the Gift of Parenthood organization and its partners provide fertility grants to future parents across the US. The chosen applicants then receive financial assistance towards their fertility treatments of choice. As a non-profit organization, our grant cycles would not be possible without our valued partners, many of whom are fertility clinics. These sponsors go above and beyond to help us in our mission to educate, inspire, and provide financial assistance to those that struggle with infertility. To show our appreciation for our newest partner clinic, Wake Forest University Center For Reproductive Medicine, who supported the 2021 Fall For Babies Grant, we would like to share some information about what makes them special.
Wake Forest University Center For Reproductive Medicine’s Specialized Approach to Infertility
Wake Forest University Center For Reproductive Medicine specializes in fertility treatments and medical research to improve care and outcomes for future parents everywhere. Their clinic, located in Winston-Salem, NC is led by two providers Bruce Lessey, MD, Ph.D. (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) & Jeffrey Deaton, MD (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility). As an academic medical center, they utilize the latest scientific research to form their comprehensive treatment plans.
The treatments they offer include:
- Ovulation Induction
- Intrauterine Insemination
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Donor Egg IVF
- Timed Intercourse
- Egg Cryopreservation
- Frozen Embryo Transfer
- Elective Single Embryo Transfer
- Genetic Testing of Embryos
- Donor Sperm
- Gestational Carrier
With its team of reproductive endocrinologists, nurses, and embryologists, Wake Forest University Center For Reproductive Medicine aims to minimize the emotional, physical, and financial stress often associated with fertility treatments. To accomplish this, they provide their patients with individualized treatment plans. They understand that many patients come to them after multiple unsuccessful treatments, at times because basic tests have been overlooked, which results in wasted time and energy. To streamline the process, Wake Forest practitioners thoroughly evaluate each patient/couple to identify or rule out all causes of infertility. Once a cause has been determined, specialized therapies can begin.
Above all, the team at Wake Forest understands that infertility isn’t just a scientific diagnosis, it’s an emotional journey that affects patients’ mental health, which is why, in addition to offering treatments, Wake Forest refers patients to other local resources such as support groups and counseling services.
Embryology and Andrology Laboratory
The Wake Forest University Center For Reproductive Medicine has access to state-of-the-art embryology and andrology laboratory facilities. Their embryology laboratory is the only one in the region that can perform preimplantation genetic diagnosis. The andrology laboratory also provides semen analyses for physicians throughout the area.
Wake Forest Baptist Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or source of payment.
Unfortunately, many US couples struggle to conceive and though they may seek medical help in the form of fertility treatments like IUI, IVF, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, and surrogacy, these treatments are costly and come with no guarantee of a successful pregnancy.
At The Gift of Parenthood organization, we look forward to a future of more affordable and successful fertility treatment options for those struggling. In the meantime, we aim to help couples and individuals struggling with infertility achieve their dreams of becoming parents through fertility assistance grants ranging from $1,000 to $16,000, available four times a year. We are honored to partner with Wake Forest University Center For Reproductive Medicine to make parenthood possible for those struggling.