Cost of In Vitro Fertilization
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How much does IVF cost?
When estimating the cost of in vitro fertilization, there are several factors that you may want to consider:
- any prior infertility treatment - usually, other treatments are tried before considering IVF, including the use of fertility drugs and maybe even surgery. Each of these treatment modalities have their own associated cost
- location of the Fertility Clinic and any travel required - if travel is required, and overnights stays, transportation, food and lodging costs can add to your overalls IVF expenditures
- time loss at work related to appointment and treatments - there is some time required for testing, counselling, and treatment, which means time away from work. Availability of sick time, paid time off or Family Medical Leave can be factored into costs, as well.
- actual IVF cost - the actual cost of the IVF is from $10,000 to 15,000 per treatment cycle. The success rate average if 35%, indicating it may take up to three attempts, or more, to achieve conception and viable pregnancy.
The average initial cost of IVF: Screening lab: $300 (3%) Ultrasound/lab work: $3,000 (30%) Egg recovery: $1,500 (15%) Fertilization lab: $2,000 (20%) Embryo transfer: $1,000 (10%) Ovulation drugs: $2,190 (22%) Total: $9,990 (100%)
Fortunately, insurance does assist with some costs associated with fertility treatment, and other financing options are available. Talk to your Fertility Clinic about the costs of your fertility treatment and ways that you can finance your infertility care.