We realize that each situation is different, but for many couples or individuals the cost of infertility treatment can be an added source of stress to the infertility process. Our goal at the ART Fertility Program of Alabama is to provide affordable, compassionate and quality care. We do our best to help keep you informed […]


Testicular Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (TESA) is one of the most successful and rewarding state-of-the-art technologies provided by the ART Fertility Program of Alabama. TESA at the ART Fertility Program was pioneered by Dr. Cecil A. Long who, in 1996, trained at the London Gynecology and Fertility Centre to learn the techniques for this procedure. The […]

weight scale

Someone who is overweight or obese is more likely to have problems getting pregnant than someone of a healthy weight. Many are still surprised that obesity can affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. Being underweight can also reduce a woman’s fertility.  But the truth is that obese and underweight […]

Hormones level

A hormonal imbalance is a common cause of female infertility. The failure to ovulate and regulate hormone levels can cause a production of too much or too little of one specific hormone.


According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, men are either fully or partially responsible for infertility in 40% of couples who are unable to conceive. But a hard truth is that some men are infertile with no apparent reason as to why; routine semen analysis is within normal values and female infertility factors have […]


At ART Fertility, we understand that infertility treatment is a stressful time. That’s why we’ve tried to make it easy on our patients with four Alabama locations. In addition to our main Birmingham office, we have clinics in Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa to serve you. We provide services to new patients during times that our […]


Making the choice on whether or not to use an egg donor can be difficult. There are many aspects that should be thoroughly understood and discussed before one can even begin to know if it’s the right direction for them. But even if you do decide to use an egg donor, the decisions don’t stop […]

Kathryn L. Honea, MD

By Kathryn Honea, M.D. at ART Fertility of Alabama One of the more important contributions we have made at the ART Fertility Program of Alabama is developing our Shared Risk Refund Program. We can’t stress to couples enough that this Plan is ultimately the most successful way for couples who need IVF or egg donation […]


This week, April 21-27, is National Infertility Awareness Week®. It’s a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public about infertility. The theme of the week this year is “Join the Movement.” We think this is an important message for everyone who has faced infertility to band together. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is calling on […]

You’ve heard the term used here and there, but have you ever really stopped to see what it means or if it relates to you? In vitro fertilization (IVF) is used when a woman has blocked or absent fallopian tubes or when a man has a low sperm count. Normal human reproduction involves an egg […]