How much does infertility treatment cost

how much does infertility treatment costHave you hesitated to consider investigating fertility treatments because you’re worried about the potential cost?  Then you’re not alone.  Many individuals and couples assume they “can’t afford it” and decide not to pursue their dreams of having a child.

Fortunately, there are numerous ways to pay for fertility treatments that won’t render you penniless.  Consider these methods that others have successfully tried:

Don’t start with the most expensive treatment.  When considering fertility treatments, don’t assume you’ll need the most costly treatment.  Ask your doctor for choices.

See if your fertility treatments are tax deductible.  Check with your accountant and see if you can deduct fertility treatment costs off your taxes.  This can be a great help.

Take out a special loan for fertility treatments.  There are loans available to individuals and couples who intend to undergo fertility procedures.  This can help tremendously if you qualify.

Ask for help from family members.  Though you probably don’t want to rely too heavily on your family, if you have a close-knit relationship with your parents and they’ve offered assistance, you might want to consider taking it.

Talk with your reproductive science specialist’s office about payment options and alternatives.  At a clinic like RSI, we often handle inquiries about payment options and we’re happy to explain the different routes people have taken.  You never know until you ask.

 

How Old is Too Old?

Recently a woman in the United Kingdom who is 59 years old (some sources say 60 years old) went through IVF to conceive a child.  The egg (from a donor, as she’s post-menopausal) was fertilized using her partner’s sperm.

As you might imagine, her story has created quite a stir internationally.  Some people feel she’s too old to give birth, while others feel it’s a personal decision and age shouldn’t matter if you’re healthy and financially stable.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject.

In your opinion, how old is too old to undergo fertility treatments?

 

“A Family Is a Family” Special Coming to HBO

Rosie O’Donnell’s HBO special entitled “A Family Is a Family Is a Family” is coming to HBO on Sunday, January 31st.  As the title implies, the documentary discusses the many different types of families throughout the world.

This touches upon something that we see quite a bit in our industry; namely, a diversity of couples and individuals who want to raise a child.  That’s why we don’t differentiate between the desires of single mothers, gay couples or any other family groups.  We know that families come in all shapes and sizes and we celebrate that at RSI.