Friday, February 27, 2009


Before we started using infertility drugs, our doctor discussed with us, the possibility of multiples and told us that for the health of the babies and me, we should consider selective reduction if I were to become pregnant with more than two babies.

We could not afford IVF, it is not mandated that insurance cover fertility treatment in our state, so we were told one IVF cycle would cost between $25,000 and $40,000 (we saw a few doctors).

I know some of my readers don't know as much as me about IVF, so I thought I'd share.

1 comment:

Mom of Snooch said...

And private adoption usually costs around the same price. In either case, most people who can afford either approach, usually can't afford BOTH. So, if you choose IVF and it never works, then you have run out of options. The only other choice is to go through the child welfare system to adopt which has it's drawbacks (which Julie is aware of). It is a shame that adoption has become such a racket in this country. I understand there has to be some assurances the child will be safe with the new family; but the costs are ridiculous. They say you can't "buy" the baby (legally), but if you don't have money to throw at the birth mom for, well, just about everything she "needs" then you go to the bottom of the list. It's frustrating to know what Julie is going through. DARN IT!