Medical advancements making motherhood possible for more women

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It's a situation many women deal with: Medical issues can stand in the way of having a baby. Advancements in science and medicine have given women the opportunity to fulfill one of their biggest dreams by expanding their families.

In Vitro fertilization, in particular, has helped Adrianne and her husband make their dream, a reality. She is a former Rams' cheerleader and beauty queen who now works as a chemist for Anheuser Busch.

Only one in ten couples that need In Vitro can afford it. An In Vitro fertilization cycle costs more than $10,000. It is estimated that only one in ten couples that need In Vitro fertilization to conceive can afford it.

Adrianne and Jim Caruso attended a seminar from Sher Fertility St. Louis in December 2012. The won a free IVF cycle at the seminar. Adrianne and Jim had their twins James and Francesca on November 13, 2013.

The Affordable Care Act mandates certain insurance plans include what is called, "Essential Health Benefits." But, infertility treatment is not classified as an essential health benefit.

You have a chance to be the next "Sher Success Story." Win a free cycle and making their baby dream come true at a seminar hosted by Dr. Dayal on Sunday February 23, 2014 at 2 pm at the Sher Fertility St. Louis building lobby.

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