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More than 30,000 Amazon employees in the U.S. have used family-building benefits that offer support with IVF, egg freezing, genetic testing, and more

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Employees across the U.S. have received fertility and family-building support through Progyny, one of Amazon’s award-winning family-building benefits.

Phyllis, an Amazon operations area manager based in south central Kentucky, married her wife, Lindsay, in 2018. When they decided the time was right to have children, they weren’t sure which path to take. They turned to their employer benefits to help them explore their options and see what was available to them. Eventually, through Amazon’s U.S. family-building benefit program, Phyllis and Lindsay were able to grow their family.

Amazon’s family-building benefits gave my wife and me our beautiful children, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Phyllis. “Thanks to our Amazon benefit offering with Progyny, we were able to conceive our babies through an amazing process called ‘reciprocal in vitro fertilization.’”

Reciprocal in vitro fertilization (IVF) allowed both Phyllis and her wife to participate in the pregnancy. Lindsay supplied her eggs, which were fertilized using donor sperm, and then Phyllis carried and delivered their babies. IVF and reciprocal IVF are just two of many options that U.S.-based employees choose on their path to parenthood through Amazon’s benefits. Others include intrauterine insemination, egg freezing, donor tissue procedures, genetic testing, and other services necessary to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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