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Clinic: St. Louis
Doctor: Dr. MacKenzie Purdy
Conditions: Combined Factor Infertility
Treatments: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Support Care: Kindbody Support Groups

Sydney and Eli's Journey to Parenthood with Kindbody St. Louis

Starting the Journey

"We started treatment at Kindbody last January," Sydney recalls. This marked the beginning of a hopeful and transformative journey for Sydney and Eli, who were facing combined factor infertility.

The IVF Process

The couple began stimulation (Stims) in April, followed by an egg retrieval on April 28th and a fresh transfer on May 3rd. Their transfer was successful, and Sydney went on to have a healthy pregnancy. "Our transfer was successful and I went on to have a healthy pregnancy with a baby boy!"

Welcoming Rowen

Sydney and Eli welcomed their baby boy, Rowen, on January 12, 2024, almost a year to the date from when they began their fertility treatments. "Rowen was born January 12, 2024 (almost a year to the date that we began our fertility treatments) at 7lbs 9 oz, 20.5 in long." Their joy and gratitude were immeasurable. "My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Purdy, Dr. Cooper & everybody at the Swansea location for making our dreams of becoming parents come true!"

A Grateful Family

Now, with a happy and healthy 7-week-old, Sydney and Eli reflect on their journey with immense gratitude. "We now have a happy & healthy 7 week old that we wouldn't have without them!"

Advice for Others Starting Their Journey

Sydney offers heartfelt advice for those just beginning their family-building process: "Don't get discouraged & take one day at a time. It isn't easy, but it is 100% worth it!"

A Message of Hope

Sydney and Eli's story is a testament to the perseverance, support, and expert care provided by Kindbody St. Louis. Their journey, guided by Dr. MacKenzie Purdy and the dedicated team at the Swansea location, highlights the incredible possibilities that come with unwavering determination and compassionate medical care.


Step closer to the family you've always envisioned.

Schedule your fertility consultation today!

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Clinic: Washington, DC
Doctor: Dr. Abigail Armstrong
Conditions: Infertility
Treatments: Embryo Preimplantation Genetic Testing, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Support Care: Kindbody Support Groups

Lasha and Joshua's Journey to Parenthood with Kindbody

Facing the Diagnosis

"I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome at 21 and was told that it would be difficult to have children," Lasha recalls. This diagnosis marked the beginning of a challenging journey for Lasha and her husband, Joshua, who tried for several years to conceive without success.

Finding Kindbody

Their journey took a hopeful turn when they were referred to Kindbody Clinic through their insurance. "At the very first visit, our options were explained to us, and based on my previous medical history, IVF was suggested as the best form of treatment," Lasha shared.

A Supportive Environment

One of the standout aspects of their experience at Kindbody was the supportive environment created by the staff. "The staff became family very quickly, always helpful and explaining each step as the process continued," Lasha noted. This sense of family and support made a significant difference as they navigated the complex and often emotional process of IVF.

Overcoming Challenges

Lasha and Joshua faced several challenges during their IVF journey, particularly with the effects of the medication and hormone levels. "The staff reminded me to be patient with myself and trust the process," Lasha said. This encouragement helped them stay focused and positive throughout their treatment.

The IVF Process

The medical team at Kindbody provided detailed explanations at every step, particularly during the embryo transfer. "The doctors explained the selection of the embryo at the transfer that was chosen and explained as we watched the implantation as it was happening," Lasha explained. This transparency and involvement in the process helped them feel more connected and informed.

Welcoming Their Baby Boy

Their journey culminated in the joyous arrival of their baby boy on March 26, 2024. "We were overjoyed to welcome our baby boy," Lasha said with immense gratitude. "We will always consider the Kindbody staff as family and we thank them so much for helping us complete our family."

Advice for Others Starting Their Journey

Lasha offers heartfelt advice for others who are about to start their family-building journey: "Be patient with yourself and your partner. Ask questions and share concerns with your treatment team. Most importantly, don’t give up. It is possible."

A Message of Hope

Lasha and Joshua's story is a testament to the resilience, hope, and support that can make the dream of parenthood a reality. Their experience with Kindbody highlights the importance of patience, communication, and trust in the process. To anyone struggling with infertility, Lasha and Joshua's journey offers a powerful message: never give up, as dreams of having a family can indeed come true.


Step closer to the family you've always envisioned.

Schedule your fertility consultation today!

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Clinic: Arkansas
Doctor: Dr. MacKenzie Purdy
Conditions: Unexplained Infertility
Treatments: Embryo Preimplantation Genetic Testing, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Journey to Parenthood: A Story of Hope and Gratitude

The Beginning of Our Journey

"Our family-building journey began in March 2021, and in May 2021 we suffered an ectopic pregnancy," shared Lindsay and Clifton. This heartbreaking event marked the beginning of a long and challenging road to parenthood.

Seeking Help and Facing Challenges

"After our loss, we worked with our OBGYN and underwent several cycles of Clomid, all of which failed." As the months passed, it became clear that they needed to explore other options. "At the two-year mark, we decided it was time to pursue IVF treatment."

Our Experience with Kindbody

In the summer of 2023, Lindsay and Clifton started their IVF journey with Kindbody Arkansas, and "we had a wonderful IVF journey with KindBody AR in the summer of 2023, and we are so grateful to have graduated after one retrieval and one transfer." The experience was nothing short of transformative. "Our rainbow baby was born in April 2024!"

Comfort and Care at the Clinic

One aspect that made their journey so comforting was the environment. "The clinic itself is very serene and feels more like a spa than a fertility clinic." This atmosphere was incredibly comforting, especially for someone like Lindsay who has a lot of medical anxiety. "As someone with a lot of medical anxiety, this made our visits much more comfortable."

Top-Notch Medical Care

"The medical care we received was truly top-notch, and Dr. Purdy, as well as all of the other physicians, nurses, embryologists, and staff we worked with were so kind and attentive." Each visit was filled with compassion and professionalism, making their experience smooth and reassuring. "We loved our sonographer so much we wished we could take her with us!"

Smooth and Relaxed Process

"Egg retrieval and transfer day were both super smooth and relaxed, and monitoring appointments were quick and seamless." The entire process was made easier by the supportive and efficient team at Kindbody. "We traveled out of state for treatment and our experience was worth every single mile."

Our Dream Come True

Now, as they look at their daughter, Lindsay and Clifton are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. "Our daughter is finally here and she is our wildest dream come true." The journey was challenging, but the outcome was everything they had hoped for and more. "We’ll never be able to thank our Kindbody team enough!"

Advice for Others Starting Their Journey

When we asked what advice they would give to others who are just starting their family-building journey, Lindsay shared these encouraging words: "You can do hard things! I’m only holding my daughter today because I decided to take a leap and do the scary thing, and then the next scary thing, and then the next. Take the process one step at a time, one day at a time. Celebrate the small wins and milestones as they come. Your journey is entirely your own, so try not to compare to the highs and lows of other people’s experiences. Make time for self-care, lean on the loved ones in your life, and know that there is a vast community of support out there if you want it."

Finding Hope and Support

To anyone out there struggling with infertility, know that there is hope. Lindsay and Clifton's story is a testament to the incredible possibilities that come with perseverance, the right support, and the unwavering dedication of a compassionate team. Thank you, Kindbody, for being their guiding light on this journey to parenthood.


Step closer to the family you've always envisioned.

Schedule your fertility consultation today!

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Last week, in Washington, D.C., we witnessed a historic event in the fight for reproductive rights—the Senate hearing for The Right to IVF Act (S. 4445). This landmark bill, introduced by Senators Tammy Duckworth, Patty Murray, and Cory Booker, aims to establish a nationwide right to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and remove barriers to treatment, making this essential service accessible to millions of families.

The vote, though anticipated to face significant challenges, was a monumental moment as it marked the first time a bill focused on IVF has reached the Senate floor. This highlights the growing recognition of the importance of fertility treatments and the need to protect and expand access to them.

Although the Senate vote fell short, with 48 Senators voting to advance the bill, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advocating for these rights. Barbara Collura, President and CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, emphasized that this is not the end of the fight. The introduction of this bill is a substantial win for advocates, and we will continue to work until IVF access is guaranteed nationwide.

We were also heartened by the presence of over 80 advocates who showed up for the hearing, witnessing the vote and demonstrating their support in a very real way. They represent a community that will keep on pushing for change, embodying the resilience and determination of those affected by infertility.

At Kindbody, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to create the family they dream of, and this legislation is a significant step toward making that a reality. Our mission is to support every family-building journey, and we stand with RESOLVE and all advocates in this crucial fight. We are committed to continued education and advocacy on behalf of the one in six who face infertility.

RESOLVE's statement highlights the ongoing commitment to this cause: "This is not the end of our fight for family building for all. We will continue until everyone in this country has access to the family building options they need and the availability of IVF is guaranteed in all 50 states. Introducing this bill was already a big win for advocates of increasing access to fertility treatments. Our work led to this comprehensive legislation, and we are not giving up."

Statements of support are crucial, but they must be backed by action. We urge elected officials to listen to their constituents—85% of Americans support access to IVF. The fight for family building is far from over, and we will continue to educate and advocate on behalf of the one in six who face infertility.

If you want to show your support for The Right to IVF Act, we encourage you to make a video sharing what this legislation means to you. Post it on Instagram or X, tag @resolve.org, and use the hashtags #RighttoIVF and #IVFforAll.

Kindbody is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to the fertility treatments they need. The Right to IVF Act represents hope for millions, and together, we can ensure that these essential services are available to all.

Interested in learning more?

Join Us for a Webinar: IVF Access and Legislative Developments
Date and Time: June 27, 2024, 01:00 - 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join us for an insightful webinar hosted by Kindbody, where we explore the broader implications of recent legislative shifts, including how it could transform access to fertility treatments across the United States and what it means for both patients and employer benefits providers.

Our Distinguished Panel of Speakers:

  • Haleigh Tebben: With 25 years of experience in insurance, consulting, and healthcare, Haleigh will provide an in-depth analysis of employer considerations and the implications of the shifting landscape for employer benefits providers.
  • Dr. Angeline N. Beltsos: CEO, Clinical at Kindbody, Dr. Beltsos will discuss the impact of the legislation on fertility clinics and what it means for patients seeking fertility treatments.
  • Ryan C. Ferrante: A licensed family law attorney, Ryan will speak to the personal and legal impacts on patients navigating the complexities of fertility treatments and surrogacy.

Register in advance for this webinar: Register Now

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Introducing our National Campaign with Tennis Pro, Sloane Stephens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HegjFG31xrs

One in six people suffer from infertility worldwide; meaning many individuals and families will need support in order to build their family, now—or far into the future. And, an increasing number of young professionals are curious and intent on managing their family building options proactively. However, for such a common reality, so much confusion, stigma and questions exist—from the process of learning how to manage one’s fertility options, to how to ensure one’s treatment is supported in with hands on, highly personalized and quality care. 

Kindbody’s mission from our earliest days has been to democratize access to fertility care. That’s why we worked with one of our amazing patients, and now, Brand Ambassadors, to launch our national campaign: Open the Doors. Over the next several months, we’ll share Sloane Stephens' incredible personal story of how she’s balanced her remarkable professional tennis career with her other very personal goal, of building her family in the future. 

Our campaign starts with the TODAY Show this morning and features Sloane’s personal story as a Kindbody patient, and resources and educational support for all people navigating their fertility options, whether it’s immediate needs around IVF, or proactive planning around options like egg freezing. We want to ensure we do all we can to demystify the conversation about fertility, as well as increase access to all of those beginning their journey. You can check out Sloane’s story here and engage with the conversation about Fertility 101 with our own Dr. Roohi Jeelani, REI who supports Kindbody patients every day and seeks to simplify and support every patient at Kindbody.

To support our effort to provide education and access, Kindbody will also open up a very unique opportunity to reduce the cost of fertility treatments this Summer with our Open the Doors campaign. Check out our discounts here—and here’s to a confident, empowered journey ahead —wherever you are in your family building journey. 

Kindbody’s doors are open to you.

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Kindbody is the Largest Women-founded, Women-led Fertility Company Serving Employers and Families through its National Clinic Network and Proprietary Technology Platform

NEW YORK, June 11, 2024 – Kindbody, the leading national fertility clinic network and global family-building benefits provider for employers, today announced its Founder and Executive Chairman, Gina Bartasi, will return as the company’s CEO during a time of unprecedented growth. The Company recently shared that it expected to deliver revenue in the range of $225-$250 million for 2024 and is now profitable after years of significant investment into new clinic locations and proprietary technology. Bartasi succeeds Annbeth Eschbach after months of succession planning, partnering to ensure the team and business continues on its remarkable growth and profitability. Eschbach will continue her support as an Operating Partner in the coming months. Kindbody also announced that Gina Bruzzichesi, who joined the Company earlier this year as Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to President, and Haleigh Tebben, has been promoted from Chief Revenue Officer to Chief Commercial Officer. 

Bartasi founded Kindbody in late 2018 and opened its first flagship location in Manhattan in September 2019 to forever change the face of family-building care, making it more equitable and affordable. Bartasi is a well-respected leader in the fertility industry having founded Progyny (NASDAQ: PGNY) and FertilityAuthority. Bartasi subsequently founded Kindbody to serve the demand from large, self-insured employers to purchase fertility benefits directly from providers circumventing the intermediary and saving millions.

Kindbody is the largest women-founded, women-led fertility company providing family-building and women’s healthcare benefits to 121 employers covering more than 3.1M lives. The company provides women’s healthcare from menarche to menopause both virtually and in-clinic. It saves employers 25%-30% through direct contracting, and currently services all 50 states and 108 countries outside the U.S. through a network of 35 owned and operated signature clinics. Kindbody’s model is highly differentiated in that it is the only family-building benefits provider for employers that owns and operates fertility clinics. As the direct provider of care, Kindbody is uniquely positioned to decrease cost, improve the patient experience, and deliver better health outcomes. 

“I’m incredibly proud of our world class team and the hard work and enthusiasm they’ve shown to build something industry leading and game changing. There’s more work to do and we’re eager to continue to lead the way. Our team and their dedication is inspiring to any leader who wants to do more, so I'm honored to return,” said Kindbody’s Founder and Chair and incoming CEO Gina Bartasi. “Our mission, since inception, has been to prioritize patient care by reducing the friction and fragmentation in healthcare. In the last several years, we’ve launched Kindlabs, our in-house PGT-A business, Kind360, our holistic women’s healthcare services treating mental healthcare and nutrition, KindEOS, our embryo, oocyte and surrogacy agency, KindRx, Kinddoula and Kindbaby”.

As President, Gina Bruzzichesi will oversee the company's day-to-day operations, ensuring operational, people, and technology excellence, and driving the execution of strategic initiatives. Bruzzichesi joined Kindbody earlier this year and has deep leadership experience in human resources and operations, having run a $2 billion division at Aspen Dental Management, where she served as Chief Operating Officer, as well as at CLEAR, WeWork, and Avis. Additionally, the company is promoting Haleigh Tebben from Chief Revenue to Chief Commercial Officer. In this new role, Tebben will oversee employer revenue and marketing. Tebben has 25 years of experience in insurance, consulting, and healthcare, including serving as Chief Commercial Officer at Brightline.

From its founding, Bartasi believed healthcare couldn’t truly be changed without first investing in technology, so its initial seed capital acquired the foundational code for KindEMR. Fertility is highly predictable and the objective was to replace anecdotal decision-making with predictive technology. 

Kindbody’s proprietary technology is centered on its HIPAA compliant electronic medical record (KindEMR) for increased standardization of care, offering online scheduling for virtual and in-person appointments and an intuitive patient portal. 

The KindEMR supports the full spectrum of reproductive health and family-building care including both female and male fertility, fertility preservation, genetic testing, in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor and surrogacy services, and adoption. Additionally, Kindbody has invested heavily to improve artificial intelligence (AI) in fertility treatment. The Company is working on several AI products including: a more personalized, standardized decision making tool allowing for more efficiency for the provider; an improved prognosis tool so the patient knows what to expect and predicts their likelihood of success; and AI in the lab to better predict which embryo is best to transfer and which egg is best to fertilize.

About Kindbody

Kindbody is the leading national fertility clinic network and global family-building benefits provider for employers offering the full spectrum of reproductive care from preconception to postpartum through menopause. Kindbody is the trusted fertility benefits provider for 121 leading employers, covering 3.1 million lives. Many thousands more receive their fertility care directly from Kindbody throughout the country at signature clinics, mobile clinics, and partner clinics. As the fertility benefits provider, technology platform, and direct provider of care, Kindbody delivers a seamless, integrated experience with superior health outcomes at lower cost, making fertility care more affordable and accessible for all. Kindbody has raised $315 million in debt and equity funding from leading investors including Perceptive Advisors, JP Morgan Chase's Morgan Health, GV (formerly Google Ventures), RRE Ventures, Claritas Health Ventures, Rock Springs Capital, Walleye Capital, Bramalea, Monashee Capital, and Whatif Ventures. Visit www.kindbody.com and follow us on Instagram, X, and Linkedin.

Contact:   Margaret Ryan
                 Kindbody
                 press@kindbody.com

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Clinic: St. Louis
Doctor: Dr. MacKenzie Purdy
Conditions: Combined Factor Infertility
Treatments: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Support Care: Kindbody Support Groups

Sydney and Eli's Journey to Parenthood with Kindbody St. Louis

Starting the Journey

"We started treatment at Kindbody last January," Sydney recalls. This marked the beginning of a hopeful and transformative journey for Sydney and Eli, who were facing combined factor infertility.

The IVF Process

The couple began stimulation (Stims) in April, followed by an egg retrieval on April 28th and a fresh transfer on May 3rd. Their transfer was successful, and Sydney went on to have a healthy pregnancy. "Our transfer was successful and I went on to have a healthy pregnancy with a baby boy!"

Welcoming Rowen

Sydney and Eli welcomed their baby boy, Rowen, on January 12, 2024, almost a year to the date from when they began their fertility treatments. "Rowen was born January 12, 2024 (almost a year to the date that we began our fertility treatments) at 7lbs 9 oz, 20.5 in long." Their joy and gratitude were immeasurable. "My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Purdy, Dr. Cooper & everybody at the Swansea location for making our dreams of becoming parents come true!"

A Grateful Family

Now, with a happy and healthy 7-week-old, Sydney and Eli reflect on their journey with immense gratitude. "We now have a happy & healthy 7 week old that we wouldn't have without them!"

Advice for Others Starting Their Journey

Sydney offers heartfelt advice for those just beginning their family-building process: "Don't get discouraged & take one day at a time. It isn't easy, but it is 100% worth it!"

A Message of Hope

Sydney and Eli's story is a testament to the perseverance, support, and expert care provided by Kindbody St. Louis. Their journey, guided by Dr. MacKenzie Purdy and the dedicated team at the Swansea location, highlights the incredible possibilities that come with unwavering determination and compassionate medical care.


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