So I go back to the other three reasons.. I am sacrificing, saving and praying. My first prayer is that the doctor feels as if IUI could be an option even though my husband only has a count of 5.5 million. And if not I am am lifting my hands to God to guide me down this terrifying path. I have wanted to be a mom since I can remember and my heart breaks a little more each day with the thought of this not happening. I am doing my best at trying to relax at the moment because me stressing out more isn't going to help our current situation. I am also hoping for the Family Act, S 881/HR 1851 bill to pass in the US Senate and US House of Representatives that would create a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs of IVF and fertility preservation for diagnosed with infertility. It was introduced in May 2013. If you would like to help contact your Senators and Representatives
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Insurance - Money - Treatment oh my!
My insurance covers NOTHING.. and by nothing I mean not a thing when it comes to infertility. I had the clinic I will be seeing send me an estimate of costs for IUI and IVF. I knew it would be over $10,000 for IVF and around $2,000 for IUI but when you actually see the numbers on paperwork it makes it super real. It is actually around 16k for the IVF and $1,700 for the IUI. These numbers scare me for so many reasons. The first reason being that I don't know how we are going to afford it but trusting that God will provide. The second reason being 16k doesn't guarantee us a baby. The third reason is that if we do move forward with IVF we can only justify one try. The fourth and final reason is if a miracle happens and we get pregnant after IVF we won't have any money for the stuff needed for baby. Actually the fourth reason doesn't bother me because if we have a baby I will borrow a bassinet and I have great family and friends so I'm sure diapers would be supplied at a shower and I am all in for hand me down clothes.