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For Release on July 15, 2011

Good News for Infertile QC-area Couples

U of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics features satellite fertility treatment at QC location.
Inevitably, the question arises in every woman’s life: to have children or not?  Now, in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, women can explore infertility options closer to home.

(Davenport, IA) – Motherhood.  The word can represent joy, fear, worry or hope.  Not surprisingly, as women consider their personal, family and career goals, oftentimes motherhood and life can clash.  “Our reproductive technology is just now successfully catching up with the cultural expectations of many women who delay childbearing until they are ready,” says Paul Figge M.D., Davenport, a University of Iowa reproductive endocrinologist and member of the Mississippi Valley Health Network.

According to Dr. Figge, between 15 and 20 percent of the reproductive population needs help in getting pregnant.  In fact, one out of every 100 babies born in the United States is a product of advanced reproductive technology.  Dr. Figge has spent more than 20 years treating and counseling women through the often confusing and emotional world of infertility treatments.  Until recently, many Quad City women who wanted advanced fertility treatment had to make numerous and lengthy trips to fertility treatment clinics (especially for the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process).

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