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IVF abroad

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Has anyone here gone to another country to do IVF?  We've tried it here in the states but it's so expensive.  Loooking into programs in European countries because it's half the cost even with the trip but, would like to know what someone elses experiences have been.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM

like what?


Quoting Anonymous:

Stay in the US. It should not be about the money.  There are bigger issues to consider.



ms-superwoman
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Just be sure to do your research. You want someone who knows what they are doing and is respectable. Also, be sure to factor in the cost to tickets, food, hotel, etc... If you don't in the end it could cost you more.

seahorsebaby11
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM

I can assure you  that you will want to maintain confidentiality unless you are under unusual circumstances. There are far more issues than simply going to Walmart to buy a supplies for camping. There would be no way to tell you what else you would need, where things just come up and even if you choose someone that is not in your own town and you travel to another state, for example, the one you choose must be assessible and have a good reputation.Granted, good ones are BUSY but you choose the relationship not the price.

Finally, seriously consider ALL the options. Simply mixing in a lab dish for your child might not be what you end up doing.

What is meant to be WILL BE.

Good luck

fencergal
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Try San Antonio. They helped me the first time. I only had a 15-20% chance. That was 11 years ago. It was expensive, 10-11K. The staff was great. They're on Medical Dr.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM

My insurance pays for one time in full.

Quoting Anonymous:

 

Yes, most insurances cover a portion now.  Shocking but it does. 

Quoting CV3:

 

really? every insurance I've ever had covers some part of it.

Quoting moneysaver6:

I don't know of any insurance that covers IVF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leobaby2007
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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I am not in this situation, but if I was- I am fortunate in that my husband was born and raised in Mumbai, India. His two sisters have given birth to two children each there. If we wanted to try IVF and it was less expensive there, which no doubt it would be, yes, I think I would try it over there. Not only do I think Indian doctors are excellent, I have the benefit of my in laws who have lived there all their lives to steer me in the right direction in terms of the best specialists. :-)

Yellowlily333
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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Quoting Anonymous:

What do you consider expensive? Do you not have insurance? If you can't afford to produce a child how can you support one? 


.

Ugh! I hate when ppl say this crap! Would you want to drop $15.000 on a MAYBE kind of thing?? Normally when ppl come to the IVF means they have already tried a long list of other things that have not yielded results. I am considering IVF, as calender method, mucus evaluations, ovulation tests of a billion different brands, endometriosis surgury that resulted in finding out I didn't even have endometrosis, physicals of hubby and myself, semen anylasis, IUI's, 4 failed adoptions for a variety of reasons. One of which involved raising a child for 2 years. Now throw in all the price of all those preg tests, and the fees I got from the hospitals both time I got pregnant and miscarried. All the dr appts, blood work etc. Plus our clinic is over 2 hrs away. Add in all that gas money.

I have had ONE child. He has never wanted for anything. He has a great life. If I ever have/adopt more they will also have a great life-I CAN provide for them. But adding more costs would seriously hurt our budget. Which is why we like most families use IVF as a last last resort!

Try kindness and support. Infertilty is exhausting and more heartbreaking than you could ever imagine. Skip the mean judgement next time. Us struggling with infertility have enough to deal with already.
Muslimah1218
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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Yeah Seriously whoever this ANON person is, is a complete ASS... Do you have children? And can you afford to have this procedure RIGHT at this moment if you needed or wanted too??? And even if you can You are still a complete ASS for this statement! And Unlike you, I have courage enough to NOT post ANON.. Douche BAG

Quoting LysNVantesMom:



Quoting Anonymous:

What do you consider expensive? Do you not have insurance? If you can't afford to produce a child how can you support one? 


 This is truly an ignorant statement!  My DH and I hav been TTCing for 6 years and can't afford IUI,or IVF, but certainly can afford a baby.  Do you realize how much fertility treatments cost?  My IUIs were covered by insurance before I lost my job, yet the meds I was on alone, plus copays cost us almost a grand a month alone!  It is an expense most don't budget for and shoudn't have to, but if the time comes, for many it is very expensive! 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:26 PM



Quoting Yellowlily333:

Quoting Anonymous:

What do you consider expensive? Do you not have insurance? If you can't afford to produce a child how can you support one? 


.

Ugh! I hate when ppl say this crap! Would you want to drop $15.000 on a MAYBE kind of thing?? Normally when ppl come to the IVF means they have already tried a long list of other things that have not yielded results. I am considering IVF, as calender method, mucus evaluations, ovulation tests of a billion different brands, endometriosis surgury that resulted in finding out I didn't even have endometrosis, physicals of hubby and myself, semen anylasis, IUI's, 4 failed adoptions for a variety of reasons. One of which involved raising a child for 2 years. Now throw in all the price of all those preg tests, and the fees I got from the hospitals both time I got pregnant and miscarried. All the dr appts, blood work etc. Plus our clinic is over 2 hrs away. Add in all that gas money.

I have had ONE child. He has never wanted for anything. He has a great life. If I ever have/adopt more they will also have a great life-I CAN provide for them. But adding more costs would seriously hurt our budget. Which is why we like most families use IVF as a last last resort!

Try kindness and support. Infertilty is exhausting and more heartbreaking than you could ever imagine. Skip the mean judgement next time. Us struggling with infertility have enough to deal with already.

Not being mean but after all that I would be so greatful of the child I have and quit trying options. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM



Quoting Anonymous:

What do you consider expensive? Do you not have insurance? If you can't afford to produce a child how can you support one? 

There are some people lucky enough to have insurance that offsets a portion of the cost of IVF, but it has guidelines.  The vast majority of people in this country do not have fertility coverage in their health insurance.  My husband does work a company that pays a flat towards amount for IVF treatments - which is the same as what they will reimburse a family for adoption assistance.   In our instance, we can get pregnant - the problem is that there is a genetic condtion at play so we would want IVF for the purpose of doing PGD.  Because I can get pregnant without medical assistance, we do not qualify for their coverage.  Which is actually really stupid on their part.  If we decided to say screw it, lets just have a baby naturally, and we did have a baby with this genetic condition - it would cost the insurance company probably close to a $100k before the kid was even out of infancy.  

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