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'The Potential to Go into Debt and Have a Failed IVF Sounds Just Devastating'

'The Potential to Go into Debt and Have a Failed IVF Sounds Just Devastating'

This week’s Missouri Health Talks is a collaboration with Vox Magazine.

Hilary and Chad Hardesty have been trying to have a baby for more than seven years now, and while their doctors tell them they’re good candidates for IVF, the enormous price tag on the procedure has been a challenge for the couple.

They spoke with reporter Sarah Hallam about their efforts to raise money for IVF, in part, through their website, https://hardestyhouseinfertility.com.

You can read more about Hilary and Chad’s experiences with IVF in the March issue of Vox Magazine and online: What does it cost to undergo IVF?

This piece was reported by Sarah Hallam.

Infertility: 'It Can Take Over Your Life, Your Marriage, Your Emotional State'

Infertility: 'It Can Take Over Your Life, Your Marriage, Your Emotional State'

This week’s Missouri Health Talks is a collaboration with Vox Magazine.

Kelly Gilion is the owner of Plume, a local gift shop here in Columbia. She also started a support group for women dealing with fertility issues called Graceful Wait in 2010.

She spoke with reporter Sarah Hallam about how she was inspired to create this group by her own desire for support during her six-year struggle with infertility.

You can read more about Kelly and the support group in the March issue of Vox Magazine - available now around town and online at What does it cost to undergo IVF?

This piece was reported by Sarah Hallam.

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