received IVF schedule

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received IVF schedule
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 12:53pm

I will start my meds (lupron) March 22,and the retreival will be tentatively the week of March 11,with the transfer the following week.

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Sat, 03-19-2011 - 10:09am
Like Spencer, we were on an all-inclusive program for both cycles. We paid a flat fee so we never saw individual costs except for my meds. Our successful cycle was an April transfer in 2010 so let's hope that works for you as well! Good luck

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Fri, 03-18-2011 - 2:50pm
I know, it doesn't seem fair :(

My state has an insurance mandate for IVF but I didn't qualify for 2 reasons ... my dh's company self-insures, so they are exempt, and the mandate ends at 40. That seems unfair; other states cover till 45. I know there has to be a cutoff somewhere, but 40 seems young for that cutoff :(

And it definitely seems tragic that the "wrong" people get pg so easily while we struggle.

 


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Fri, 03-18-2011 - 12:47pm
I think the insurance companies' feeling is that ivf is an elective procedure, unlike a heart transplant,or medication for asthma,conditions that are health threats and need treatment to stay alive. Infertility is not actually a health threat, generally. We will survive wihout children. (Of course, they often cover mental health treatments, which aren't generally a physical health threat,either.) Anyway, I think that's their reasoning. So,they cover the treatments for diagnosis,which are to find out whether there is a health threat,and they cover meds such as antibiotics which are to treat or prevent disease, but not the parts of the process which do not treat, prevent,or diagnose actual health threats. At least, most insurance companies don't, although some seem to cover quite a bit of the IVF expenses. Anyway,I do understand their reasoning,it just seems unfair that other people have kids easily and for free,and we can't. And then,there are the people who get money from the government to support their families after they have them,which most of us will never do. And the people who abort (covered by insurance,I think),or just leave unwanted children in a dumpster or something. Or beat them up...the list goes on.
Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 7:21pm
My insurance paid for my pre-qualifying tests (HSG, sono) as diagnosis, but didn't pay for any treatment except prescriptions. I paid OOP for my u/s for the mock cycle, and 2 u/s at the start and middle of the transfer cycle (that would have been part of the package at SG but I had to have them locally, so I paid for them). Once we started the cycle, insurance covered my meds, and our flat fee covered all the donor costs. (Actually since we used frozen oocytes, all of those costs technically had been incurred long before my cycle). But all worth it for my miracle baby ;)

 


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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 1:06pm
Our insurance pays for part of my meds-- the antibiotics and bcps,and the initial diagnostic appointments,but none of her meds nor any of the sonos, transfer,egg retrieval,etc. It probably pays for the pregnancy test.
Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Thu, 03-17-2011 - 7:37am

Congrats! Here's hoping we all have a great Mother's Day this year! You mentioned the $3000 for her meds. I think my own insurance will pay for everything but the donor's meds. Anyone have luck submitting all that paperwork to your insurance? Sounds like a game that I will lose over a technicality.

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 8:05pm
How exciting to be on your way!!! Less than a week to meds day!

We did an all-inclusive deal, so we never saw the bill for meds. Ouch! But in the end it will be worth it :)

I hope this will be your happiest Mother's Day ever!

 


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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 5:52pm
Good luck. I hope that this Mother's Day you will be seeing that BFP!
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 1:20pm
And now I just talked to the pharmacy and paid them almost $3,000 for her meds. She'd better produce a lot of great eggs! Of course,when I used my own eggs,my meds were a lot more(since I needed stronger ones). This time,my meds were only about $300!
Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers