So yesterday I started my 21 days of birth control and baby aspirin regimen (those things are adorable, little hearts on them and everything!)
We also got our IVF Financial paperwork.
There are 2 options:
Package 1 costs $5,000 for cycle 1, $4,000 for cycle 2, and $3,000 if a 3rd cycle is needed.
Package 2 is $6,500 and includes 2 cycles.
(Both packages include the cost of IVF management fee/teach session, embryo retrieval, embryo transfer, ICSI, hatching, embryo cryopreservation, embryo storage for 1 calendar year, and FET’s for 1 calendar year.)
Other costs not included:
Ultrasound scans- $940
Lab tests- $450
We are going to go with option 2 (6,500 for 2) as a kind of insurance policy. Add in all the other costs, and this initial cycle will cost between $9,790 and $11,890. If the second cycle is needed, it would be between $3,290 and $5,390 for the ultrasounds, labs, and meds.
Amount covered by insurance- $0
I’m not sure why there would be such a variance in the need of drugs, maybe based on hormones? My body’s ability to respond? Based on my AMH level that I’m still freaking out about (1.13) I’m thinking I’m going to need lots of drugs.
I’m just curious how this matches up with other people’s IVF costs. I’m in upstate NY. I wonder how much the cost might vary depending on what state you live in. I remember seeing $6,500 on their website, thinking that included everything, and being thrilled! It seemed SO much cheaper than the national average.
Now I realize, I was way wrong.
Please feel free to share the specs of your IVF costs!
Let’s openly talk finances in a way that would make my grandmother gasp in horror. 😉