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J. ELIZABETH FOUNDATION

Dedicated to those who have fertility issues and can’t afford treatment

WHAT IS INFERTILITY?

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying (or 6 months if the woman is over age 35). If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Female infertility can result from age, physical problems, hormone problems, and lifestyle or environmental factors.

INFERTILITY FACTS

  • About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • 7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime.
  • Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained
  • Infertility is not always a woman's problem. Both women and men can have problems that cause infertility.
  • Most cases of female infertility are caused by problems with ovulation. Without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized.
  • Infertility in men is most often caused by a problem called varicocele (VAIR-ih-koh-seel). This happens when the veins on a man's testicle(s) are too large. This heats the testicles. The heat can affect the number or shape of the sperm.
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How you can help!

J.Elizabeth will take a portion from every shirt purchased from the J. Elizabeth Foundation section of our online store and put it towards an IVF treatment for a family who may not be able to afford it on their own.  We will keep a running total on this page and once we get to 10K, we will find a family to donate to. 

 

We will follow their story and let you meet them and learn about their journey.

 

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Do you Struggle With Infertility?

If you struggle with infertility and need financial assistance, we would love to help!  We are offering grants to help you pay for part of your treatment.  There is no deadline.  We will contact you if you are chosen for assistance after reviewing your story and application.  

 

Please note that if you are chosen, you are giving J. Elizabeth and J. Elizabeth Foundation permission to follow and share your story.

 

If you are ready to apply, please click below to fill out the application.

Money Raised

as of 5/23/19

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My Infertility Story

Jacquie Reser - Owner, J. Elizabeth

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I suffer from infertility.  I have always dreamed of being a mom, and knew that I would have kids in my future. I am lucky enough to say I married the love of my life. He came into the marriage with three children. Although they are amazing and I can’t imagine my life without them,  I’ve always prayed to have one of my own; someone to call me mom.  After multiple attempts, my husband and I were unsuccessful. I would see friends and family posting pregnancy pictures, having babies, celebrating gender reveal and the birth of their children. To be honest, it was hard not to be angry inside and extremely sad that I was not able to enjoy this in my life.

 

The only option left for us was IVF.  If anyone is familiar with the procedure, its expensive, exhausting and for us, a complete let down.  You have to deal with shots (lots of shots), blood work, sonograms, hormones, surgery and  waves of crazy emotions the entire time. You are always on edge and full of anxiety of the “what ifs.” How many eggs did we get? Are they fertilized? How many can we transfer back? Am I pregnant? Will I ever be pregnant?  Will I ever be called mom?

Three IVF’s later, we still are without my little miracle. 

 

I will continue to try, but I want others to be able to do the same.  The cost for a round of IVF is between 10-20K and that does not include the medicine and doctor visits. 

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Sources of Information:

https://resolve.org/

https://medlineplus.gov

 

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