Tick! Tock! at 42

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Registered: 12-28-2008
Tick! Tock! at 42
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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 4:16am

Hi Ladies!


I'm 41 with a 4 year old conceived by ivf.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 12-28-2008 - 7:32am

Hello,

Welcome! I'm pretty new, but the ladies here have been a wealth of information.

I'm not sure what prompted you to turn to IVF for your 4-year-old, but are you sure you need IVF? There are one or two ladies here who didn't have success with IVF and tried natural supplements and low-tech means to conceive. Obviously, some situations IVF is the only choice, but thought I'd ask nonetheless.

Here are some suggestions Shady Grove Fertility has for payment. Perhaps one or more options will give you some ideas.

http://www.shadygrovefertility.com/affording_treatment

I know it might seem extreme, but any chance you can change insurance somehow? Or move to a state were fertility and IVF are required to be covered?

Another thing I've heard of for less expensive IVF, is international IVF. It's a lot cheaper in other countries. You can pay for the IVF and make the trip and still pay less. Might not be that practical in some ways, but there are women who do it.

Best of luck!

Deb



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1 DD via DI
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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 10:43am

Hi, welcome to the board.

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Sun, 12-28-2008 - 1:41pm

I see Deb already posted what I was going to post, just some info on a lesser cost IVF, the "IVF vacation"


http://ivfvacation.com/



 BabyFruit Ticker

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Mon, 12-29-2008 - 3:33am

Thank you so much for replying!

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Sat, 01-03-2009 - 9:44am

Hi elechalise,

Here is a link on states that have required coverage:
http://inciid.org/article.php?id=275

There are quite a few articles on the topic out there.

As for how likely you'd be to conceive using your own eggs, it really depends. To get a better idea you'll probably want a 3-day hormone test and possibly some other ones depending on your doctor.

Hope that helps! Best of luck!

Deb



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1 DD via DI
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Registered: 12-08-2008
Fri, 01-09-2009 - 5:56am

Well, how about investigating an alternate insurance company, like AETNA, that might cover the procedure? It might cost roughly 1000 dollars a month or so but it would be worth it in the long run.

anonymous