Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cost of IVF

We heard the news that every infertile dreads....it's time to move on to IVF. We have found a great doctor that has been at the cutting edge of reproductive technology since the early eighties, so we feel as though we are in competent hands. The only problem is the cost. Mark has only been back to work for four months after almost two years of being under or unemployed. At this point, we should be able to save roughly $1200.00 a month towards our $12000.00 goal. We hope to make the total within the next six months so that leaves us with a $4800.00 deficit. Will tax returns, side jobs and a huge yard sale be enough?

4 comments:

Pam said...

Here from Mel's Make a Wish...

I can so understand and relate to the financial challenge and obstacles IVF presents. We are currently experiencing it ourselves. I really hope your wish comes true and you're able to reach your goal quickly.

Mom of 12 said...

Oh I hope so! I'm sure all your dreams will eventually come true. Good things happen to good people and I can tell that you really are one of the best!
Sandy

awomanmyage said...

Thank you for your kind comment. It looks like you're really good at crafts, do you think that you would be interested in making some 2X4 Christmas trees/decorations to sell at a local craft fair or even from your home? You could make something for every occasion from now until you reach your goal? I understand how hard it is with the IVF, we had to cash in most of our retirement savings to do it. You will be successful, never doubt!

Anonymous said...

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We are saving too, but with so much hope, and knowing this will be the cheapest overall alternative- we will have the problem fixed for life and not ever have to worry about being dependant on pills or procedures for the rest of our lives every time we want to conceive.
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