So, How Much DOES Infertility Cost???

So, How Much DOES Infertility Cost???

The financial cost of infertility is substantial.

Almost immediately, after deciding to seek medical help, dollar signs began orbiting my thoughts. I knew treatments were expensive but I wasn’t counting on them being rejected by insurance… thanks a lot Anthem. ?

Yep, infertility treatments as well as diagnostic tests are all forfeited by our insurance. Read more

Guest Post: Judy & Tim’s Story

Guest Post: Judy & Tim’s Story

Judy is a long time friend of mine. We met at church back in 2009. She was the first fellow infertile myrtle I met on this journey and has been such an encouragement to me. She’s been my prayer warrior, example, confidant, and sister in Christ through my toughest years. She shares in my sarcastic sense of humor (which I LOVE!) and as I read her post submission, I found myself giggling, crying, and nodding my head in agreement shouting “YES!!!” at so many of the details. I believe you will be doing the same, perhaps even with eyes wide open and arms raised high as mine were!

I am so excited to share her and Tim’s story because they offer a very unique view. Read more

Update: RE Appt Dec 2015

Update: RE Appt Dec 2015

Good morning all! We wanted to give you a brief update regarding our appointment with the RE and what our plans are going forward. Before we start, here are a few acronyms as reference:

RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist (Fertility Specialist)

IVF – In Vitro Fertilization (our pre-created embryo is transferred; aka test tube baby)

IUI – Intra-uterine Insemination (artificial insemination)

SAHW – Stay at Home Wife

TWW – Two Week Wait (time between ovulation and the start of next cycle)

TMI – Too Much Information

AF – Aunt Flow (a woman’s period/menses)

We met with our first RE, “Dr. A”, almost a year ago. He had said that, given we were 9 years into our journey, our best option was IVF . This procedure is roughly $25,000 and covers up to 6 attempts (or transfers). The cost could be up to $30,000 depending on if an additional egg retrieval is needed. If the transfers don’t work, the office offers a risk share program and we get a very large portion of our money back.

We were so disappointed to hear this but understood his reasoning. He also explained other options available to us but said this one would render the highest chances of success. Throughout this year, Brooks and I have been praying and talking through possibly giving IVF a shot… no pun intended… Ha! Read more