1 in 6 couples trying to conceive will have some sort of fertility challenges when attempting to conceive. With the average cost of fertility treatments being $15,000-$20,000 and it taking roughly 6 or more cycles for couples to conceive, there is a need for some sort of assistance. The average household income for Black families is currently $48,297 per year. If a couple has to try IVF 6 times before getting pregnant, the cost is well over that in which that person makes in an entire year.
Black people are 2 times more likely to be infertile and are more likely to seek treatment later due to financial barriers, lack of support, and the shame that surrounds infertility in our community.
According to research, this delay in care may contribute to increased infant mortality rates in Black newborns conceived with fertility treatments. We can help by making sure that families have financial assistance, emotional and mental support, access to doulas and lactation consultants, and education to assist them on their journey to parenthood.
Faithfully Fertile Foundation instills hope and faith in families struggling with infertility by providing guidance through educational resources, infertility awareness, and financial assistance to grow their families through fertility treatments, adoption, and surrogacy. Conception through IVF can increase risk factors for maternal and infant mortality rates in the Black community. We provide education, funding for birth and postpartum doulas, funds for lactation support, and advocate for change that promotes a holistic model of care for birthing people and their children.
We rely solely on the donations of others to assist couples with infertility and raise awareness about adoption. We are actively seeking sponsors, donors, and volunteers to help further our cause.