We canceled my husband's second opinion with a urologist and we had great reasons why. IF for some reason the first guy missed a varicocele and we had surgery it would be around $8,000. Well the surgery can help 60% of men and then half of them go onto father a child naturally so 8k for a 30% chance. In our minds that money can go towards IVF which is our only option due to his sperm count. I have been talking to ARC and have put a call into our RE to see what the next step is. I know that they want me to be on birth control for a month before we start the protocol and AF should be here next week. I'm not going to lie, I am excited but terrified.
ARC has given me the below prices (which doesn't include medication BTW)
* One-cycle plus - $11,455.74 (one fresh one frozen cycle of IVF)
* One-cycle plus with no monitoring = $9,398.56
* Two-cycle plus = $20,072.21 (2 fresh 2 frozen)
* Two-cycle plus no monitoring = $16,489.72
* Three-cycle plus - $26,914.94 (3 fresh 3 frozen)
* Three-cycle plus no monitoring = $22,146.31
As I have mentioned before Kansas is not a mandatory state and so my insurance doesn't cover treatment. The nurse practitioner said that they might pay for some of the treatment totally 3k but we can't go in with that mindset. They gave us a price of around 15k/IVF which would be in range with the One-cycle plus with medication costs. But in my mind I feel like we need to do the Two-cycle plus in fear it won't work the first time. Since I will be 38 in November I only qualify to get a portion of our money back if no take home baby but only with the Three-cycle plus. UGH.
So basically if we do the Two or Three-cycle and get pregnant the first time it is going to cost us a ton more money. But if we do the One-cycle plus and don't get pregnant it is going to cost us a ton more money to do it twice. WHAT THE HELL DO WE DO???