IVF costs, UK

UK – Two-thirds of fertility patients feel ripped off by IVF clinics

Source Bio News

Sixty-two percent of private IVF patients paid ‘more than they expected’ for treatment, according to the first national patient survey by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

The UK fertility regulator released annual statistics showing that 60 percent of IVF cycles are now privately funded and that 74 percent of patients over the past two years paid for one or more ‘add-on’ treatments, up from 66 percent in the previous two years.

‘Patients often feel pressure to opt for add-ons and many are understandably keen to explore every option to improve their chances of having a baby, but such treatments should only be offered where there is proof they work’ said the HFEA’s Chair, Sally Cheshire.

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Australia, IVF costs

Australia – The cost of IVF

Source The West

Making babies can be an expensive business when you need a helping hand.

With one in six couples likely to experience difficulties, many want-to-be parents are turning to fertility treatment to help them conceive.

The financial impost, though, can be considerable depending on the provider and the extent of help required.

While many fertility treatments attract a rebate from Medicare, there can be significant out-of-pocket costs. For example, one IVF cycle can set patients back from $1000-$7000.

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The Truth About The Financial Side Of Infertility

Source Momtastic

Women who freeze their eggs to extend their fertility run the risk of spending a lot of money for a treatment with a small chance of success.

So-called social egg freezing (SEF) can be used to put off childbearing or because a woman has not yet found a partner.

But the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCog) has warned that egg freezing does not guarantee future live births and there are storage limits for how long eggs can be kept frozen, currently 10 years in the UK.
Egg freezing is not available on the NHS apart from in certain circumstances, for example a woman undergoing medical treatment that may affect fertility.

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What It Really Cost Me To Have A Baby Through IVF

Source Romper.com

I know that having kids is expensive. There’s clothes, diapers, toys, education, and countless other things you didn’t even anticipate. But for my husband and I, to even conceive our child was the really mind-blowing expenditure.

I went through six years of infertility treatments and one of the most stressful aspects was financing it all. There were many calls to the insurance company, calls to the billing department and a lot of tears because so much of the process wasn’t going our way. Infertility is being talked about more and more in our society, but so many people still don’t understand just how expensive it can be. And if you are thinking we’re crazy to be spending our savings to have a child, please think for a moment if your children were no longer in existence. That ache you feel in your heart? That’s what people struggling with infertility deal with every day.

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