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Anyone know about IVF costs?

Anyone know ABOUT how much IVF costs, we have been trying for over 2 years, since November 2006, so now we are considering other options, but know our insurance doesn't cover it, about how much would it cost? At least the first time, i'm only planning on getting about 2 or 3 eggs, if that makes a difference.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:57 AM on Feb. 14, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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Answers (4)
  • There are several factors involved in your final cost. First, you have to keep in mind that you may not need to go directly to IVF. Once you're referred to a RE, he/she will try to diagnose your problem (and may not succeed in that at all). Most times, your insurance will cover diagnosis treatments. If it is determined that you're in need of IVF as a means to achieve a pregnancy, then the costs start to pile up. Typically, the cost ranges anywhere from $7,500 to $15,000. Usually, you're paying for meds, office visits, ultrasounds, bloodwork, retrieval and transfer fees. Sometimes, additional fees are attached if your RE advises that ICSI or assisted hatching would be needed. My only successful cycle involved both ICSI and AH, but I can't recall what the fees for those prodedures were.

    As other posters said, the best way to find out is to ask for prices. Also check out www.arcfertility.com. Good luck!
    TheDeeDub

    Answer by TheDeeDub at 1:32 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • in the CA bay area its anywhere from 10 thousand to 13 thousand, but depending on where you're from it may be cheaper, try googling: IVF in *zip code here* :] see if you get anything!
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 1:04 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • Ask the clinics in your area. There's no obligation involved in calling them and asking....or checking their websites. The number of eggs retrieved is not a factor in the cost, unless you are going to ask them to not use any meds and retrieve only what your body produces naturally. That's not likely the option. Meds can cause the cost to vary as well. Not everyone uses the same protocols.

    Also, even though your insurance won't cover the procedure itself, they might cover some of the diagnostics and lower tech methods.
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 7:58 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • I was quoted the price of about 10,000 dollars each in vitro attempt. That's the attempt, not the price for egg retrieval and fertilization process. And most ethical ob/gyns will only implant 1-2 eggs at a time, so you don't end up having a litter of kids like some moms in the news lately. The goal is for a healthy single birth, with multiples the risk for problems and complications for baby and mom increase. With fertility drugs that increase ovulation, you end up with a lot of multis but you have the option of selective reduction, if you are not opposed (not encouraging anything here, just educating). And fertility clinics can do a lot under the diagnosis of "menstrual problems" which is covered under most insurances. Talk to your doctor about a referral and Good Luck!!!
    cjbj08

    Answer by cjbj08 at 1:05 AM on Feb. 15, 2009