Sunday, March 20, 2011
How many meds does it take to make a baby???
I can't believe how many meds we need to make a baby - unbelievable! We have put all our eggs (literally) into one basket by trying an IVF round. We went through Fertility Finance http://www.fertilityfinance.net/
(who we would highly recommend) to fund our upcoming IVF procedure and 1/2 the cost of the meds.
Over the past year and half after multiple tries from home, 3 rounds at the doctor's office and now our upcoming IVF cycle....we will have spent over $22,500 so far without insurance. Ugh. That is depressing to put into writing.
Plan B will be to try a frozen round or two depending on how many "frosties" we get from IVF. I don't think we realized what an added emotional strain it has been trying to finance starting a family. I worked 2 jobs last year and my wife has continued to work 2 jobs since last year. She is an amazing woman. We will have our retrieval/transfer in April and are very excited and feel very blessed to have made it to this point in our fertility journey.
I am extremely jealous that some insurance companies actually understand the struggles women face with fertility while our insurance covers absolutely nothing. While the President is working on this Health Care Reform, I would like to see universal coverage for fertility treatment for everyone regardless of your job. If I wasn't already 36 going on 37 I would have considered switching careers the past 2 years just to get IVF coverage.