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questions about mate fertility?

our services

  • which fertility treatment is right for me?

    determining the right treatment for you can seem daunting. we get it. that’s why we create a personalized plan after your first assessment and consultation. you can also take our basic online assessment for free to get an insight into what path might be right for you. 

  • how does mate work?

    mate takes a personal, customized approach to fertility. after your free consultation, we’ll pair you with a fertility advisor who will ask you a few questions and answer some of yours. if mate fertility is right for you, we’ll connect you with a fertility advisor who will perform an assessment  and create a personal path moving forward. 

  • what happens in my consult?

    your first consult will be with a mate fertility advisor, and it’s completely free. this will be a scheduled call with a trained fertility advisor. this consult usually lasts about 15 minutes and it’s a chance for you to learn a little bit more about what mate fertility offers and for us to learn whether it makes sense to book an appointment for you. the advisor will want to know a bit about your medical history and understand what challenges you’ve been experiencing on your fertility journey. if it makes sense, our advisor will book an in-person appointment for you or direct you to other resources.

  • what happens in my first appointment?

    a fertility assessment is the best indicator to know whether you (male / female) are infertile or may need assistance starting a family. a fertility assessment will be able to show what, if any, underlying issues are causing infertility. a fertility assessment is also the best indication of one’s likelihood of becoming pregnant. if you are just curious about your fertility levels or have been struggling to conceive, we encourage you to take a fertility assessment. 

    previous medical history is an important factor when determining one’s ability to have a baby. any medical condition, surgery, endometriosis, cancer, treatment, or underlying disease can impact the ability to become pregnant naturally. additionally, any medications you have taken or are currently taking are important to discuss with the doctor, as some of these may have to be paused. when creating your personalized path to parenthood it’s very important for us to have a complete understanding of your medical history. we also operate in a no-judgement zone here.

    during your assessment, your provider will perform a vaginal ultrasound which is a straightforward procedure that will allow your doctor to see and examine your reproductive organs around the pelvis. a transvaginal ultrasound is an internal examination, to provide highly detailed imaging of the organs. a vaginal ultrasound can examine the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder and can check for ovarian cysts, tumors, polyps, and fibroids. it is a standard part of every fertility assessment. 

    we will also take a blood test to determine certain hormones and levels that are intrinsically tied to fertility in men and women. this means that testing these hormones for irregularity can be an important clue in uncovering what may be causing infertility and what type of path we need to take moving forward.

  • how does tele-fertility work?

    all of our partner providers have a network of reproductive endocrinologists that are available to consult in for any visits, questions or results. these reis are available at request prior to any of your visits. they can lend another voice in the room when coming up with your personal plan of action. our providers also have access to these reis 24/7 for them to review any tests or assist on any procedures. in our digital world, access to our network of reis is only a video call away.

  • how long until i get pregnant?

    an average ivf cycle takes about 6-8 weeks from consultation to transfer. it’s important to understand that an average couple must go through 2-3 ivf cycles on average to achieve a pregnancy.  if you’re using a gestational carrier or surrogate, this time may increase. an average cycle timeline looks something like this: 

    day 1: ultrasound and bloodwork (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 2: (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 3: (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 4: ultrasound and bloodwork (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 5: (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 6: ultrasound and bloodwork (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 7: (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 8: ultrasound and bloodwork (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 9: (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 10: ultrasound and bloodwork (ovarian stimulation) 

    day 11: trigger shot

    day 12:

    day 13: fertilization & egg retrieval 

    day 14: embryos culture in the lab for 5-6 days

    day 15: embryos culture in the lab for 5-6 days

    day 16: embryos culture in the lab for 5-6 days

    day 17: embryos culture in the lab for 5-6 days

    day 18: transfer or pgt on frozen embryo 

    day 19-33: two week wait

    day 33: pregnancy test

affordability

  • is mate covered by insurance?

    we believe infertility is a medical diagnosis that should be covered, no matter what. unfortunately, many providers don’t agree with us. some offer little to no coverage. others only cover diagnostic testing. some insurance providers may completely cover medication or one full round of ivf. in short, there’s no easy answer except for this: we promise to work with your provider to make sure absolutely everything that should be covered, actually is.

  • how much does mate fertility really cost?

    every person’s fertility journey is different, but our philosophy is the same: to always be transparent and fair with our prices. no matter how many rounds of treatment or hurdles along the way, we’ll be clear with you, no matter what. typically our prices are 40% lower than any other clinic in the us because we put patients over profits. 

  • does mate accept hsa or fsa?

    of course! many health care plans provided through the workplace have a health savings account (hsa) or flexible spending account (fsa) attached to them. these accounts allow you to contribute money from your paycheck into accounts that can be used for medical costs not covered by insurance. if you don’t have or don’t know how to set up an hsa follow these steps below to get started. we will walk you through the steps on how to get started.

    • research hsa providers online. use hsa comparison websites, like hsa search, to help narrow your search 

    • check with your health insurance company to see if they partner with hsa financial institutions 

    • ask your bank if they offer an hsa option that meets your needs

  • why is mate so much less expensive?

    simple! we value patients over profits. for too long traditional fertility clinics have taken advantage of patients by continuously hiking up their prices.  they get away with this because demand for fertility services far outweighs the supply. at mate fertility we are solving the root of this problem by increasing the supply of fertility clinics. by increasing the supply, we can lower the price. we know that access to care is severely limited due to cost restrictions, so it’s our duty to patients to increase accessibility to affordable treatment.