For some having children is easy, for others it is not that simple.
“One in six couples are unable to conceive when they want to,” said Dr. Carlos Soto-Albors.
That is why the Northern California Fertility Center is helping families find the answers they are looking for.
Each year, the clinic chooses one couple for a free cycle of in vitro fertilization, a process that takes eggs from a woman’s ovaries, fertilizes them outside her body then places them back inside.
“Magically you transfer them and 9 months later there is a baby,” said Dr. Soto-Albors.
But not everyone is lucky. It can take couples several cycles before actually getting pregnant and it is costly. One cycle alone can cost $12,000.
“For some couples they can not afford a cycle of in vitro fertilization so we said, ‘why don’t we give back to the community?’” said Dr. Soto-Albors
Since 2010, Dr. Soto-Albors and his clinic have helped 3 couples with a free in vitro cycle.
Two of them were successful.
In fact, the winners in 2010 now have twins after hearing about the program on FOX40.
If you are interested in applying for the free cycle, visit Soto-Albors’ practice’s website here.