Military couples experiencing difficulty conceiving a child can turn to the Department of Veterans Affairs for help.
Thirteen percent of couples in the United States have trouble getting pregnant, according to a VA blog post. infertility is defined when a couple doesn’t get pregnant after 12 months of regular intercourse.
If you need help getting pregnant, schedule an evaluation with a VA provider. Then, your provider will help determine what services you need. VA will then refer you to a fertility specialist who will work with you to develop the right treatment plan.
“VA was very helpful in explaining the different treatment options available to me and supported me through every step of the process,” said one woman veteran in the post. “I would definitely recommend the VA’s fertility program.”
You can also contact the Women Veterans Call Center at 1-855-829-6636.