Starting your own family and raising a child is one of the most rewarding things that can happen in life. There are ups and downs, of course, but the good always outweighs the bad when you watch your child grow and thrive. Sometimes starting that dream family isn't easy. Many individuals and couples experience issues with infertility that can make conception extremely difficult.
This is where infertility treatment can be the most helpful solution. By meeting with a fertility specialist, you can learn about your many different options for advanced treatment and reproductive assistance. One especially helpful option is in vitro fertilization (IVF).
About In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) refers to a process in which eggs are fertilized in a lab setting before being placed in the womb to be carried to term. IVF can be combined with other fertility treatments in order to ensure conception. These can be discussed in greater detail during your visit to the practice.
The Average Cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
The cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can vary for a wide variety of reasons. Because of this, the average cost of care can be a bit misleading, or at least such a number doesn't paint a full picture of IVF treatment and what is involved.
It's important that patients meet with fertility specialists in person so that they can learn what the cost of their treatment will be and receive a full breakdown of how that figure was arrived at.
Factors Affecting the Cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Some of the factors that will affect the total cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) include:
- The location of the fertility clinic
- The training/credentials of the fertility specialist(s)
- The complexity of the patient's situation
- The need for additional treatment(s) on top of IVF
- The use of special techniques or technologies
- Unique pricing at individual practices
Insurance and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Very few health insurance companies will cover in vitro fertilization (IVF). It's important that you speak with your fertility doctor and your insurance provider to find out if you may be eligible for coverage. Your policy may stipulate certain criteria that needs to be met, and there are also special circumstances that may allow for some level of coverage.
Financing Options and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
If the cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is too much to bear upfront, there are payment/loan options to consider. These may be used to cover the cost of IVF as well as other treatments to address infertility.
These medical financing options are similar in a lot of ways to a credit card or a basic loan. A lending institution will pay for the total cost of IVF/infertility treatment, and the patient will be responsible for repaying this amount on a month to month basis within a fixed timeframe. An interest rate will obviously apply to the total amount.
Learn More About Treatments for Infertility
For more information about IVF and your other options for addressing various infertility issue, we encourage you to contact our Lubbock fertility clinic today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you start the family that you have always wanted.