Costs of IVF
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How much does in vitro fertilization cost?
In vitro fertilization is dependent on several factors, including:
- any prior infertility treatment
- location of the Fertility Clinic and any travel required
- time loss at work related to appointment and treatments
- actual IVF cost
- Though usually considered separately, several other treatment options may have already been tried, including surgical repair of structural problems, use of fertility drugs and other assistive reproductive technologies, such as intrauterine insemination. The total for these treatments exceeds several thousands of dollars, and can be considered into the cost of the IVF procedure, since the result of these treatments led to IVF.
- If travel is required for assessment, appointments and treatments, one should factor in these costs, as well, including: hotel, food and transportation.
- Time loss from work should also be considered when calculating the costs of IVF. Since multiple appointments are necessary to complete the process, for the woman, missed work is a reality. If you do not have sick time, paid time off or family medical leave, this has a significant impact on your income.
- The actual cost of the IVF is from $10,000 to $20,000 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.
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.