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A Look At The Cost of IVF

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:24 PM

What Does IVF Cost?IVF cost can prove to be into the thousands. If you are looking into this as an option for fertility treatment, then you need to learn about everything that comes along with it. First of all, there are some costs that you may not have considered up front. Talk with an IVF treatment professional in order to get the most up to date information on what you will be required to pay for.

Insurance Coverage and IVF

In most cases, insurances will not cover the IVF cost. You must pay this completely out of pocket. There are some great programs out there that will help you to cover the expense, but it is not something that will always be available to everyone. Talk to your insurance provider and see if they have any ideas for you. You can also talk with a fertility specialist to see if they have any resources that will get you help covering the costs of the procedure. Chances are, there are some financial resources out there that will help take some of the load off of your pocketbook.

The Actual Procedure

The first expense that you will consider is the cost of the actual procedure. This is something that will usually be told to you up front. The thing to remember is that there is much more to it than just that. For instance, you have to get some injections to prepare your body for the process. These injections are usually administered each day. Even if you give them to yourself and do not visit a clinic, you are still looking at around $100 a pop. This can really add up, especially considering you will need to take around 15 to 20 of them at a minimum.

Another thing to consider is the fact that there are some consultation fees involved. When you go in for a consult, chances are it will not be a free consult. If you look for some fertility clinics, they may have some options available for you to have a low cost or no cost consultation. This is something that you should look for in order to cut down on the IVF cost.

Saving Where You Can

There are some aspects of the IVF cost that you can save money on. For instance, giving yourself injections rather than going in to the clinic can save you the cost of having them administer the shots. You can also save by getting a breakdown of all of the fees that are related to the procedure up front. This will prevent you from having that “sticker shock” experience when you receive a bill in the mail for something that was unexpected. It is important to remember that IVF cost can vary depending on where you live, and it can also vary depending on the risks that are involved with you having the procedure. Make sure that you are able to find the lowest IVF cost possible, without having to receive sub par treatment.

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