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Cheapest IVF: In-Vitro Cost
on Sep 11, 2012
by Lucy Eades
If you are considering in vitro fertilization, find out how much IVF costs and exactly what you can expect to pay out of your wallet.
If you are entering the sometimes scary and overwhelming world of fertility treatments, you might be asking yourself one burning question: How much is this going to cost me? Well, today we are going to explore the world of IVF and find out just what the price tag is for this kind of treatment. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
First of all, if you are going to be using IVF to try to get pregnant, you should know that you have chosen one of the very most successful treatment options out there! Congratulations, good for you! You should also know that you have chosen one of the most expensive treatment options out there! So, get ready, this little rundown here that we are about to do will blow your mind.
The average cost of IVF here in the US is around $18,000. That is just the average; there are many more clinics that charge way more than that. The truth is, if you hear a clinic offering IVF treatment for less than $10,000, you should be wary. Make sure that everything is included in that package deal, because $10k is really cheap. Some of the things that you should ask about are the fertility medications, ultrasounds, blood work, monitoring, paperwork fees, etc. Make sure to cover all your bases so you are not stuck with a bigger bill than you can handle. If you are lucky enough to already have frozen embryos to use, you can knock the cost down by as much as $7000 by using your frozen embryos!
The cheapest IVF rates that we have been able to find are right around $10,000. Some clinics can charge in the $25,000 dollar range! The worst part of it is that the success rate for IVF is only around 50%, so there is no guarantee that the money will be well spent. It’s just a gamble you have to be willing to take, and you have to be prepared to live with the result if the treatment is unsuccessful.
Depending on where you live, there could be help for paying for IVF treatment. There are a ton of fertility insurance companies popping up these days, and companies that offer payment plans for treatments. There are some clinics that offer a discount program for patients based on their income. Still other clinics have medication donation programs that allow women who have become pregnant during IVF to donate their unused medication to other women who need it. This is a great way for women to help each other and it can really change someone’s life completely! Also make sure to ask your doctor for samples of medications, they can sometimes save you a ton!
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Lucy is a mother of three, who’s passionate about all things AP parenting. When she’s not busy giving tips on keeping babies healthy & happy, you can find her blogging on her popular YouTube channel