I always knew IVF was expensive, but wow, when it’s written down, it looks huge! I called the RE financial coordinator, and my clinic charges the following:
Procedures & physician costs $5,350
Lab costs (BW, ICSI, Freeze embryos for 3 years) $2,000
Hospital (the place where the IVF is done) $2,800
Total to the clinic $10,650
And then medications are between $3,000 and $5,000. So I should plan around $15,000 for the first cycle. For each cycle after the first IVF cycle, the clinic will waive the procedures & physician costs, so they waive the $5,350 cost. So each cycle after the first one is around $10,000 including medications.
For those of you that have done IVF, is this comparable? Also, I’m currently getting my drugs for the IUI from Freedom Fertility and will probably do the same for an IVF if we go that route – are there any better options other than going outside the States? Hubs had a very strong adverse reaction when I mentioned going international…
On another note, I’m feeling somewhat better today – yesterday was really tough. But thankfully I had an appointment with my therapist, and she helped me go through my feelings. She is trying to teach me that the feelings I feel are normal, and ok. And I will get through this!!!