Journeys: The Art and Science of Making a Baby

Due to the lack of quality educational films, Fertility Centers of Illinois has produced a one-of-a-kind film that walks the viewer through the journeys of four couples as they seek fertility treatment.

This film offers the patient-to-patient perspective of circumstances that most patients will face during treatment. It covers the fears, the emotions, and the perceptions/myths that most patients have about the treatment process. Throughout each couple’s journey, FCI physicians discuss the process in great detail as it relates to each subject, such as: when to see an Reproductive Endocrinologist, age & fertility, IUI, male infertility, genetic screening, the 5 stages of IVF, using a donor, and much more. Journey’s offers a real life view into the Art & Science of Making a Baby.

Watch an educational clip on Understanding IVF from our documentary – Journeys: The Art and Science of Making a Baby

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Journeys: The Art and Science of Making a Baby trailer from Fertility Centers of Illinois

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Other interesting and informative clips:

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The physicians at FCI discuss how many women are pursuing careers and educational pursuits that can delay motherhood for many women.

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) — Journeys: The Art and Science of Making a Baby

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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) — Journeys: The Art and Science of Making a Baby

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Dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

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The physicians at FCI share insights on the link between declining fertility and age.

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FCI patients Kelly & Tom discuss their infertility journey and the steps they took at FCI to address their issues.

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The IVF process involves many variables, one of which is Follicle Stimulation Hormones

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The physicians discuss PGS, and the benefits of using this type of testing

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The first appointment with the doctor is an important one; this video will discuss what happens during that first consultation.

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When to speak with a doctor is an important consideration; the physicians give some guidance on when to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron discusses the importance of weight and its effects on fertility.

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Dr. Marut discusses common infertility misconceptions for both men and women. From a fertility perspective, he stresses a focus on the impact of age, wellness, and lifestyle on fertility.

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Many women who are focusing on their career are electing to freeze their eggs, and providers like EggBanxx can help with the financing.

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Katie Davis beat cancer as a 12 year old and knew that the road to motherhood would not be easy. Now as a mother of twin girls, she shares her inspiring story with others.

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Dr Eve Feinberg and her patient Katie O'Connor discuss the stress and emotional impact of an infertility diagnosis.

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Reproductive Endocrinologists talk about the process of deciding the right course of treatment for a patient. Often they get together up to 20 minds in the field to discuss different treatments.