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Understanding the Cost of IVF Medication in Your Fertility Journey

There’s no denying that finances play a significant role in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. The total amount you pay for a complete IVF cycle encompasses many components, including testing, appointments, egg retrieval, follow-up care, etc. But did you know that the fertility medications your reproductive endocrinologist prescribes to you can significantly impact your total cost?

Fortunately, there are options available that can help you save money without sacrificing quality care. Let’s discuss the importance of fertility medications, what types of fertility medications may be prescribed to you, and how Bundl can help you save money.

The Importance of Fertility Medications

You may wonder how necessary fertility medications are in the context of IVF. It turns out, these drugs are a crucial part of the process. From stimulating the ovaries to preparing the uterine lining for implantation, fertility medications allow IVF to work its magic, boosting your chances of conception.

No two people are the same, so no two treatment protocols will be either. Early on in your journey, your fertility doctor will determine which fertility medications will work best for you to get the most out of your IVF cycle. 

Commonly Prescribed Fertility Medications

There are various medications your doctor may prescribe throughout your IVF journey. Examples include:

  • Stimulation medications: These injections stimulate follicle growth and allow the eggs to mature. Gonal-F, Menopur, and Follistim are all common stimulation drugs used in IVF.
  • Suppression medications: These injections suppress ovulation to allow more eggs to mature, ensuring a decent amount for retrieval. Frequently used suppression drugs include Cetrotide, Ganirelix, and Leuprolide.
  • Trigger medications: Medications like Novarel, Pregnyl, and Ovidrel trigger the ovaries to release the mature eggs for retrieval. 

Your doctor may also prescribe additional medications or prescribe supportive medications up to several weeks after your IVF cycle once they confirm pregnancy. 

Affording Your IVF Medication Costs

Fertility drug prices are on the rise. While some insurance plans may cover partial costs, you’ll likely have to pay mostly out of pocket for IVF. However, there are some decent options worth considering, including:

  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Home equity
  • Retirement funds
  • Social fundraising
  • Credit cards

Additionally, you can lower your fertility treatment costs by using Bundl, which allows you to package multiple IVF treatment cycles together at a reduced, upfront cost. 

Save Money with Bundl

Many people don’t realize in the early stages of their fertility journey just how expensive fertility medications can be. That’s where Bundl comes in. Our Bundl With Medications package includes 2-3 cycles of treatment plus medication costs among other perks. For more information on how we can make fertility more affordable for you, contact us today.

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