Fertility Answers in the News

embryo adoptionThe Cutting Edge: Two Couples Share Open Embryo Adoption

008 Magazine, December 2018/January 2019

More than one million frozen embryos in the U.S. are stored after couples have either conceived, separated, or changed their mind about having a child. Read this uplifting story about how the LeBlancs found hope with the gift of an embryo donation. Read more…


Loreauville couple shares fertility struggle at reunion with doctors

KATC-TV, October 14, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 12 percent of women have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying to term. Hundreds of those women are right here in Acadiana, but thanks to a Lafayette fertility clinic, some of them are now celebrating their own children. Read more…


Breast cancer diagnosis threatened bride’s fertility

The Advocate, October 7, 2018

Emily McIntosh was on top of the world in the winter of 2013. Just 25 years old and in her fourth year of medical school at LSU-Shreveport, she had just matched in her chosen field of ophthalmology and would begin her residency in Memphis in just six short months. But Emily had more than a residency to be excited about. She was also engaged to fellow med school classmate Philippe Prouet. Read more…


Fertility Answers to celebrate life at reunion

Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge, October 12, 2018

Regional fertility clinic Fertility Answers plans to welcome back parents and their children they helped bring into this world at their annual Celebration Day event. This year’s celebration will be held Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Zoosiana, the Zoo of Acadiana in Broussard, La. Read more…


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Gift of Hope applications open for free IVF cycle

KPLC-TV, March 16, 2018

One couple facing medical and financial roadblocks to having a baby will receive a grant for a free cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) through a program called the Gift of Hope.
Eligibility requires that couples earn less than $100,000 per year, have no insurance coverage for infertility, and that IVF is medically necessary to conceive. Read more… or Watch the video…

 


Fertility Answers to offer discounted services in observance of Infertility Awareness

BRProud.com, March 30, 2017

Fertility Answers, in recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week®, April 23 through April 29, will offer two discounted services during the entire month of April 2017 to help raise awareness about infertility and women’s fertility potential and preservation. Read more…


A Louisiana couple will be given a “Gift of Hope”

KATC-TV, March 14, 2017

“It means everything,’ Shawna Cormier said. “You go through all of this to have these beautiful babies. You never forget what you went through. It’s always in the back of your mind.” For eight years Shawna and her husband Colby tried to expand their family. “It was a long journey,” Shawna explained. “We tried for 8 years and did 7 IUI’s.” Nothing was working and IVF treatments seem so far out of reach. Then, a glimmer of hope. Read more…


wwlSurrogate births 1st Lafayette baby of 2017 for sister


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Lake Charles couple wins Gift of Hope

KPLC-TV, May 27, 2016
It is contest with a prize greater than anything money can buy: the chance to start a family. A Lake Charles couple that has struggled with infertility for years now has the Gift of Hope that could finally make their dream to become parents come true. As soon as you walk in the door of Kirk and Jenean Dugas’ Lake Charles apartment, you are bound to hear laughter. This couple loves the life they have together and they long to share it with children.  View the News Story…


KATCGift of hope continues helping families across Louisiana

KATC TV-3, March 30, 2016
Eight years of struggles all leading to one moment. “We kept trying and did 7 IUI’s and nothing every came of it,” Shawna Cormier said. The moment came in the form of a phone call and the Cormier’s lives changed forever. “When she called and told me we won the Gift of Hope—it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” Colby Cormier said. View the News Story…


KLFYDreams can come true with infertility grant funding through The Gift of Hope

KLFY TV-10, March 15, 2016
Couples struggling to have a baby have a chance to get a free cycle of in vitro fertilization. The Gift of Hope program will choose two lucky couples. The program is put on by Fertility Answers, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Sheridan Healthcare. View the News Story…


la-gonzales_logo (1)Geismar couple receives the gift of a lifetime

Gonzales Weekly Citizen, December 31, 2015
Finding the best doctors in the nation for a malady can be a tricky business, with enormous, possible life-saving implications. Peer recommendations and hearsay can be useful, but what if you could survey the best doctors in the nation in their specialties? Read More…


infertility, fertilityanswers, ivfLouisiana’s Best Doctors: The Very Latest Survey Results

Louisiana Life, November/December 2015
Finding the best doctors in the nation for a malady can be a tricky business, with enormous, possible life-saving implications. Peer recommendations and hearsay can be useful, but what if you could survey the best doctors in the nation in their specialties? Read more…


advocateFertility preservation provides hope for young cancer patients

The Advocate, October 4, 2015
After the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis, women of child-bearing age should think about what chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer-killing drugs may do to her future fertility. Read More…


A fighting chance

The Independent, July 2015
New genetic testing options for pregnant women are making the possibility for a healthy child greater than ever before. For parents who are carriers of a serious condition, in some cases, it’s making it possible for them to do the once-impossible – have a healthy child together.  Read more…


Advanced fertility technology increases chances of successful conception and healthy baby at FertilityAnswers

Advanced fertility technology increases chances of successful conception and healthy baby

Baton Rouge Business Report’s What’s New In Health Care, July 2015
More couples than ever are turning to in vitro fertilization to help build their families. New technology now allows doctors to improve the chances of successful conception and delivery of a healthy child along with a much lower risk of multiple gestations with twins, triplets or more.  Read more…


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Louisiana Life Magazine, May/June 2015
Louisiana Life’s “Faces of Louisiana” section showcases those who make a powerful impact in their field. The magazine chose Dr. John Storment as its “Face of Fertility” for Baton Rouge Read more…

 


KATCApplications open for gift of free in vitro fertilization

KATC-TV, March 3, 2015
Each spring, board certified reproductive endocrinologist Dr. John Storment of Fertility Answers awards a free cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) to a lucky local couple struggling to have a baby through his program called Gift of Hope. The physician has opened the call for entries again. Read more…


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Genetic screening helps couples conceive healthy babies

WAFB-TV, February 25, 2015
A breakthrough in reproductive medicine is changing lives in a huge way for couples trying to have healthy children. An advanced type of genetic screening gives the ability to stop disease before it even starts. Watch the video news story…


nbc33In Vitro fertilization is giving new hope against risky child birth

NBC33, February 20, 2015
One of the most selfless decisions someone can make is the decision to become a parent.  It’s monumental; meaning a person is willing to put themselves aside because they have something to offer towards raising the life another human being. Watch the video news story…


KPLCEmbryo screenings offering hope to couples at high risk for genetic defects

KPLC-TV, January 20, 2015
Sarah and Brent Bergeron have experienced the thrill of pregnancy, the heartbreak of losing their first child, and the cutting edge science behind a reproductive medicine breakthrough to bring another child into their lives. Watch the video news story…


LA Life Cover 2014 150Louisiana’s Best Doctors: The Very Latest Survey Results

Louisiana Life, November/December 2014
Finding the best doctors in the nation for a malady can be a tricky business, with enormous, possible life-saving implications. Peer recommendations and hearsay can be useful, but what if you could survey the best doctors in the nation in their specialties? Read more…


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Lafayette, Baton Rouge fertility clinics announce merger

The Advocate, October 7, 2014
Fertility Answers, a Lafayette-based center for women’s infertility and gynecological care, has expanded its services to the Baton Rouge area by merging with A Woman’s Center For Reproductive Medicine.  Read more…


WAFBFertility Preservation Louisiana

WAFB-9 News, July 25, 2014
Dr. Bobby Webster, medical director and reproductive endocrinologist at A Woman’s Center for Reproductive Medicine, A Fertility Answers Network Clinic, was recently featured on WAFB’s Healthline report with Elizabeth Vowell. See what Dr. Webster has to say about his post-cancer treatment patient’s conception from having sought fertility preservation prior to her cancer treatments. Watch the video news story…


KATCAcadiana organization offers hope for families facing infertility

KATC-TV, April 16, 2014
“For me there was a sense of failure as a wife, as a woman.” Beth McCleery and husband Eric started trying to get pregnant as soon as they were married. “I just had a feeling that something was wrong.” A fertility doctor confirmed Beth’s suspicion. Watch the video news story…


LMagMarch2014Cover150Isabelle ushers in different life for new parents. First baby of 2014 is life-changing event 

L Magazine, March 2014
The new year started with a life-changing event for Lafayette couple Kristen and Dustin Delahoussaye. Their baby, Isabelle, was the area’s first baby born in 2014 at Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette. From the very beginning, they knew Isabelle was special. Read more…


KPLCSeeing double: fertility docs working to reduce multiple births

KPLC-TV, February 20, 2014
Nearly half of all babies born with fertility help are multiples, so many that it is being called a “twin epidemic.” Fertility doctors are working to reduce the number of multiple births and the medical complications that come along with very high risk pregnancies. It is another start to the day in the Landry home in Lake Charles with adorable twins, Jackson and John Paul. Their parents, Anna and Justin, tried for two years to get pregnant with no success. Watch the video news story…


KPLC Gift of Hope growing families struggling with infertility

KPLC-TV,  February 19, 2014
Hopelessness, heartache, emptiness – those are all feelings shared by couples struggling with infertility. The “Gift of Hope” is helping to grow families that will not give up on the dream for a child.
As Shawna and Colby Cormier sing nursery songs to their 10-month-old daughter, Layla, they beam with pride and love. “I always wanted to be a dad,” said Colby, “I was ready for a family within our first year of being married.” Watch the video news story…


LaLifeBestDoc2013_150x200Louisiana’s Best Doctors: The Very Latest Survey Results

Louisiana Life, November/December 2013
Finding the best doctors in the nation for a malady can be a tricky business, with enormous, possible life-saving implications. Peer recommendations and hearsay can be useful, but what if you could survey the best doctors in the nation in their specialties? Read more…



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Louisiana Life, November/December 2012
Finding the best doctors in the nation for a malady can be a tricky business, with enormous, possible life-saving implications. Peer recommendations and hearsay can be useful, but what if you could survey the best doctors in the nation in their specialties? Read more…


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Waiting: The Gift of Hope offers one couple the chance to conceive.

FACE Magazine, July 2012
Shawna Cormier never thought she would have trouble getting pregnant. And yet, six years after she and husband, Colby, decided to start a family they are still waiting. Read more…

 


LMagWinter2011_150The Gift of Life: Doctor, wife give women chance to have a baby by providing free in vitro services.

L Magazine, Winter 2011
Each story of hope and frustration can move Dr. John and Amelie Storment to tears. There’s the young newlywed whose husband is fighting in Afghanistan and wants to see him one day holding their child. And the professional woman whose guilt is overwhelming because she thinks, thanks to a career, she waited too long to start trying to have a family. Each story is accompanied by the fear of being along and having no child to carry on family traditions, share stories and complete the family unit. Read more…


FACEmag_Aug2011Hope Springs Anew: Three families. Three incredible journeys.

FACE Magazine, August 2011
In the United States it is estimated that more than 7 million women have sought treatment for infertility, meaning millions more likely face the same troubles but never seek treatment because of cost. Costs that are often high and rarely covered by insurance leaving couples that want children with little hope. But each year in Acadiana, a generous group offers couples facing trouble conceiving the opportunity for a free round of in vitro fertilization treatment. The Gift of Hope provided by Dr. John Storment with Fertility & Women’s Health Center of Louisiana, Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Sheridan Healthcare began in 2006 and since its inception has awarded eight couples a free round of IVF resulting in three miraculous children. Three women (and men) with hope renewed. Three beautiful children. Three stories told through the eyes of mothers grateful beyond words.  Read more…


008Mag0001-1Surgical/Non-Surgical: New alternative helps make periods lighter

008 Magazine, May/June 2011
Women know that their monthly period is no picnic. Even a normal period can be a nuisance. But is your period so heavy that it is seriously disrupting your social life and physical activities? If so, then you are not alone. Read more…


lamednewsGift of Hope: Giving Infertile Couples a Winning Chance

Louisiana Medical News, September 2010
Robin and Dion Carter seemed to have it all. The attractive Ville Platte couple met during college, dated for six years, and have been married for five. But, something was missing from their lives, causing them to feel an agonizing void – a child. Read more…


KATCVille Platte Couple Receives Free In Vitro Fertilization

KATC-TV, June 16, 2010
Every year six million couples wanting to have a child face problems associated with infertility. One couple from Acadiana has been one of those statistics for five years, but this year their luck could change. Watch the video news story…


KLFYCouple Selected for Fertility Assistance

KLFY-TV, June 16, 2010
Medical technology is helping a local couple work against the odds to do something many people take for granted: start a family. Watch the video news story…


KPLC“Gift of Hope” baby born!

KPLC-TV, October 30, 2009
“Good things come to those who wait,” you k now the saying, and it couldn’t ring more true for one Lake Charles couple that has waited five years to have a baby. Now we meet one of Southwest Louisiana’s newest residents and we catch up with the parents, who we first introduced you to nearly two years ago. Watch the video news story…


DailyAdvertiserHope & Grace: The wonders of science lead to the miracle of birth

The Daily Advertiser, June 7, 2009
Beth McCleery knew something was wrong fairly soon after getting married. She and her husband, Eric, a software trainer, had begun trying to conceive right away after their 2004 wedding. Read more…


FACEMagAug2009Cover150Relentless

FACE Magazine, August 2009
Robin Racca is a believer. She’s one of those relentless women with a drive you can’t learn – it’s something she must have been born with – and you don’t develop over time. It’s a kind of determination that’s brought her through the heartache only a woman who harbors great hope can feel. Read more…


KPLCThe Gift of Hope: Rachel and Tony’s story

KPLC-TV, March 20, 2009
It’s a moment that has brought generosity, science and one couple’s dream to the ultimate culmination. One year ago, Rachel and Tony Bourque could have never believed how a story they saw here on KPLC would change their lives forever. This is their story about the ultimate “Gift of Hope.” Watch the video news story…


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Miracle of Birth

The Daily Iberian, November 2, 2008
Having a baby is often one of the most anticipated and joyful events in a married couple’s life. Imagine, then, the disappointment that ensues when after four years of trying to conceive a child, efforts are unsuccessful. Such was the case of 34-year-old couple Jodie and Duane Scott of New Iberia. Read more…


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The Gift of Hope for Infertile Couples

Living Magazine, April 2008
Today Terry Hughes heard something he thought he might never hear. His one-year-old daughter, Hope Elizabeth, called him “DaDa.” Like many American couples, Terry and his wife, Laura, spent years trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child. Read more…

 


Layout 1Expecting Miracles: A Lafayette doctor and his wife create the perfect gift for couples with infertility

Imagine Louisiana, Summer 2007
On Saturday, April 14 at 6:46 p.m., weighing seven pounds two ounces, Hope Elizabeth Hughes was born at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette. Hope’s mother, Laura Hughes, chose natural childbirth and was in labor for 23 hours before she and her husband, Terry, finally held their daughter in their arms. While the birth was fairly routine, the couple’s journey to that moment was anything but ordinary. Read more…


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Couple Win Free In Vitro Chance

The Advocate, May 9, 2007
A Lafayette fertility doctor on Monday awarded a local couple, trying to have a baby for half a decade, $10,000 or more worth of medical help that could give the pair a 50-50 chance of having a baby. Read more…


DailyAdvertiserProgram Gives “Hope”: Acadiana couples to get help with fertility costs

The Daily Advertiser, May 8, 2007
Two Acadiana couples were given a second chance to start a family Monday as the winners of this year’s Gift of Hope, which offers freedom from the financial stress of in vitro fertilization. Read more…