The Cost of IVF Infertility Treatment in the US
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The cost of IVF treatment in the US is expensive and you should only be considering it after you have exhausted the less expensive
cost of infertility treatments.
IVF treatment is the next logical step, when all you have tried has failed so undertaking IVF you are moving up the scale in terms of treatment and your expectations. By taking the
route, the average cost of IVF treatment is between $10,000 - $15,000 per cycle with the average cost being $12,000.
This breaks down in the region $4,000 - $5,000 being spent on medications with the rest going to the clinic. If you are lucky and have frozen embryos from a pervious cycle and want to use them it will be a lot cheaper than with fresh embryo in the region of about $3,000 for frozen embryo transfer (FET).
Although the average cost of IVF treatment being $12,000 there could be additional costs, ICSI treatment (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) where a single sperm is injected into the egg. These fees are usually around $1,000 -$1,500. The cost of IVF treatment starts to really rise.
If you select a PGD (Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis) to screen for genetic disorders or chromlsomal abnormalities before transferring the fertilized egg. Usually recommended to couples who've had repeated miscarriages as this procedure is hoped to reduce this occurrence. The evidence is unclear whether it is accurate or not but it will cost you an additional $3,000 or so to your IVF cost of infertility treatment, if you undergo it.
Moving up to top of the scale in the US is using an egg donor, usual price somewhere around $25,000 - $30,000 for one cycle. If you use a sperm donor this can be less expensive from around $200 to $3,000 if washed etc or around$13,000 – $18,000 per IVF cycle.
Moving down a step, is looking at embryo donation the cheaper IVF cost option of the all the IVF costs is between $5,000 - $8,000 per cycle, this assumes that the embryo has already been created, but if you choose an egg and sperm donor and having the embryo specially made for your cycle, this can be very costly.
The latest trends in reducing cost of IVF has been to look at a mini –IVF treatment (uses weaker or lower doses of medications already mentioned to produce fewer eggs) also involves less monitoring of the growing embryo before transfer. The average IVF cost of this infertility treatment this way is in the region of $5,000. The success rates at present are unclear and it is not for everyone, it does depend upon age and problem.
IVF Cost Payment and Refund Programs – US
At your clinic they may offer a refund program where you pay up-front $20,000 - $30,000, yes the costs of infertility treatment is expensive this way finding all the money at once but the clinic will refund or part refund you if you do not get pregnant after 3-4 IVF treatment cycles, terms will vary and not everyone is eligible.
Before entering a refund program, clarify the small print as what they mean as a successful pregnancy may well differ from yours, if you do get pregnant then loose by a miscarriage the clinic will consider that a positive pregnancy and you will loose the chance of a refund and another treatment cycle, so beware.
Lastly and many never get the chance before they embark on the IVF route, by
there is an alternative to the high
cost of IVF
and more successful, and you get your money back if it is not.
Our last piece of advice is be careful when choosing a clinic, look at their success rates, cheaper does not always mean better. Click here to see the
US National Organization Resolve.org
they can help you make that crucial decision.