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For infertile couples who have waited years to conceive, another delay is hard to take. COVID-19 stopped fertility treatments and only recently the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is allowing some to continue.

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Fewer women are having babies now than ever before, according to a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that came out this month. 

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Doctors say it is something in the air that's helping infertile couples conceive at West Chester Hospital. Ever since the installation of a high-tech air filtration system the UC Health Center for Reproductive Health has seen a 20% increase in fertility for in vitro fertilization.

Medical Director  Krystene DiPaola, MD, says the national average is 40%. In West Chester it's 60%.

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