if you haven’t already figured it out, infertility is not just an emotionally taxing playground. The price of infertility exceeds well beyond the scope of all the anxiety & depression that comes with it (free of charge!) and deep into our wallets as well.
We’re one of the
not so lucky couples who do not reside in 1 of the 15 states that require insurance companies to cover infertility diagnosis & treatment. In other words, all cost have came out of our own pockets & will until we end up with those sweet little 6-10 pounds of love.
So what has it cost so far?
- Semen Analysis (2 times) $350
- Consultation fee with fertility Dr $250
- HSG test $1000
- Fertility Blend Vitamins from GMC $39.99 + shipping
- Pre seed $20.00
- Clomid $20.00
- Upcoming round 1 of IUI $500.00
Ending with a total of: $2, 189.99
& we aren’t done, quite the opposite in fact, we’ve only just begun this walk. There are many other couples who’ve already been through countless rounds of IUI, more testing, & then the biggest expense of all, IVF. IVF alone starts out around 10, 000. Let that sink in. Ten.Thousand.Dollars. None of which is covered by your insurance if you’re not luckily residing in 1 of the 15 states were it is covered.
& what about the people who can’t afford to undergo all these testing & treatment options?
Something is very wrong with this-very pricey- picture.