Fertility Answers gives to our community
Community means a great deal to the doctors and staff of Fertility Answers and our outreach, resident education and philanthropy mirror our commitment to helping couples build families and furthering the advancement of education and social programs in the field of human reproduction.
Our annual Gift of Hope program grants a free IVF cycle to one deserving couple each year who demonstrates the medical, financial and emotional need for the procedure. Since 2006, our program has awarded 11 couples with the Gift of Hope, resulting in seven pregnancies and four babies born.
Dr. Storment is a Clinical Associate Professor with Louisiana State University School of Medicine and actively works with and mentors the LSU Obstetric and Gynecology residents at the University Medical Center in Lafayette. These residents do monthly rotations at the Fertility Answers office to learn about reproductive endocrinology and infertility, assisting in patient care and reproductive surgery. Dr. Storment also coordinates a monthly Journal Club for the residents where they select relevant and recent medical journal articles to discuss over dinner.
Fertility Answers supports the efforts of the March of Dimes on a local level by participating in their annual March for Babies in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The March of Dimes helps moms achieve full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Maddie’s Footprints is a Lafayette organization that assists families who have experienced miscarriages, stillbirths or the loss of an infant. Our center financially supports their cause and participates in their annual Footprints Forever Run and Walk.
Fertility Answers supports Sarah’s Laughter, a Baton Rouge-area support group for couples struggling with infertility or the loss of a baby. Most recently, we were instrumental in their Baby Steps 5k race and fundraiser by donating a free IVF cycle to one supporter struggling with infertility and in need of the procedure.
Our annual reunion of babies, Celebration Day, is a major collection point for donations of diapers, wipes, non-perishable baby food and baby items for Faith House, a Lafayette shelter for battered women and their children. Our recent Celebration Day in Lafayette was attended by over 450 moms, dads and their children who brought over 300 items to donate to this worthy cause.