The Price Of Infertility: Dollar Sign Edition

Two months ago, when we were newbies in the world of infertility, I made a post on what our journey had cost us thus far. When I wrote this post, let me also note I was ignorantly filled with the hope that it wouldn’t cost much more than the ending total. & our unfertilized eggs & misguided sperm laughed, and laughed, and laugheddddd!

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At that time our costs were as followed:

1. Semen Analysis: (2 times) $350

2. Consultation fee with fertility Dr: $250

3. HSG test: $1000

4. Fertility Blend Vitamins for women from GMC: $39.99 + shipping

5. Pre seed: $20.00

6. Clomid: $20.00

7. IUI one:

-Ovidrel Shot:                               $137.50

-Clomid:                                        $20.00

-Follicle Ultrasound:                      $160.00

-Doctor’s Fee:                                $175.00

-Bluegrass Fertility Office Fee:      $150.00

8. Fertility Blend Vitamins for men (two bottles): $80.00

9. IUI two:

-Ovidrel Shot:                                  $137.50

-Clomid:                                            $20.00

-Follicle Ultrasound:                         $160.00

-Doctor’s Fee:                                   $175.00

-Bluegrass Fertility Office Fee:          $150.00

10. Upcoming fees for IUI three:

-Ovidrel Shot:                                     $137.50

-Clomid:                                               $20.00

-Follicle Ultrasound:                             $160.00

-Doctor’s Fee:                                      $175.00

-Bluegrass Fertility Office Fee:             $150.00

As well as (possibly overreaching here adding these two to the infertility category):

11. Wasted pregnancy tests:                               $90

12. Prenatal vitamins we didn’t need:                   $59.94

With an ending total of a whopping $3, 837.43

Almost FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS & we don’t even know if we’re close to being finished. If our third IUI is a fail & we have to move onto IVF, the cost is going to sky rocket really fast in upwards of 10,000….oh, & hey, even that is not a guarantee. 

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 where infertility is covered by insurance.

& what about those who are not financially able to go through all these test, treatments, etc??

Something is very wrong with this very pricey picture.

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