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How Do You Get Pregnant

How Do You Get Pregnant
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How Much Does IVF Cost?

If you're asking how much does IVF cost in the US? The short answer is an average of $12,000 per cycle. It can be cheaper or more expensive depending on a few factors which I'll quickly explain here. The total IVF cost can broken up into parts, the main procedures being; the pre-screening and testing, hormone treatments, fertilization in the lab and finally the implantation. The total cost you'll pay will depend on how many of these steps you'll need to do, plus any extras that you might require.

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If this is your first time going through the IVF process the costs will be high because you'll need to do all of the testing as well as take a full cycle of the fertility drugs (follicle stimulation hormone to raise your FSH levels) to help you produce lots of eggs. The drugs are a big part of the in vitro fertilization costs at around $100 or more a shot, but the good news is that if you produce a lot of eggs you won't have to pay to do the hormone drugs for any additional cycles.

Freezing sperm, eggs or embryos for future treatments doesn't cost much, maybe a few hundred dollars a year, so is well worth it to save you money later on, bearing in mind that IVF success rates are very poor compared to the more recent programs on the market.

If you haven't done any
infertility treatments before you'll need to do the testing for both you and your hubby which includes one or two ultrasounds at around $300 a pop as well as the numerous consultation and admin fees (charged anywhere from $100 - $300 per hour). The men will need to provide sperm for analysis at a cost of around $300.

The egg retrieval operation, which will be performed by the specialist, will cost around $1000. However, once again if you have frozen embryos you won't have to fork out for this part. The next major cost is the lab costs of washing the sperm ($300) and creating the embryo culture (about $700). There are two additional costs which you might incur at this stage. The first one is ICSI, which stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. This is basically the process of injecting a single sperm directly into an egg. If you have slow or sluggish sperm this option may be suggested to you, the cost is between $1,000 to $1,500 per embryo.

The final cost is the implantation or embryo transfer which costs around $1000. For those who have frozen embryos from an earlier treatment and want to use them, doing it this way will cost considerably less than going through a complete IVF cycle with fresh embryos. The typical cost for a full frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle is about $3,000.

You can also save money if you use a donor embryo. Yes, the child won't genetically be yours but it'll only cost you about half the full cost coming in at around $5,000 to $7,000 all up. This part of the process will cost you a lot more if you use an egg donor, from $25,000 to $30,000 for one cycle. The price for using a sperm donor is slightly less costing anywhere from $200 to $3,000 extra, or between $13,000 and $17,000 per IVF cycle.

Additionally, if you choose to do a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD or PIGD) (also known as embryo screening) it will cost you an additional $3,000. Let me leave you with two pieces of advice. Firstly, if you get a quote from a fertility clinic under $10,000, it won't be the true cost. In the U.S. the cost will never be less than ten grand so be sure to ask them what the additional charges will be.

Finally, I just have to say that anyone nowadays still wanting to do IVF is crazy! The success rates are abysmal and the costs are ludicrous! Especially when you compare it to new programs like Pregnancy Miracle which only costs $39 and currently has a 100% success rate.

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