Choosing to undergo fertility treatment to get pregnant is a big step. Once you’ve decided to go this route, there will be some important decisions to make. First, your reproductive endocrinologist, or fertility doctor will expertly guide you on the best course of treatment. Secondly, because fertility care often incurs a significant monetary investment, you’ll have to consider a variety of financial issues.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common assisted reproductive technology treatment for women and families. Since 1978, it’s resulted in more than 8 million births. But while successful, IVF is also one of the most expensive treatments. The good news? You may be able to purchase a plan offering multiple IVF cycles for one, upfront discounted price.
Multi-Cycle IVF Can Boost Pregnancy Outcomes
IVF is bit more complex, because compared to an IUI, there will be more medications, more trips to the fertility clinic, and medical procedures, some which require anesthesia. Financially, these components can add up exponentially in just a single IVF cycle.
Research suggests that for more than 70 percent of those seeking fertility treatments, more than one treatment cycle may be required. As such, many aspiring families find themselves having to pay for additional IVF cycles that they may not have initially planned or budgeted for.
To help take some of the stress out of the process, consider Bundl’s multi-cycle IVF plan, which includes two or three treatment cycles. While not guaranteed, you’ll have multiple opportunities to achieve a successful pregnancy. Purchasing a multi-cycle IVF plan may save a lot of money, making it easier for you to breathe while you focus on growing your family. Experiencing an unsuccessful treatment cycle can also take a tremendous emotional toll on you and your family. But knowing you’ll have additional opportunities to try again, if necessary, can be very comforting.
Navigating Fertility Treatment Financially
Curious about the cost of fertility treatments? In regard to IVF, each treatment cycle averages about $12,000 – $15,000, depending on your fertility clinic. Should it be necessary to go through additional IVF cycles, prices will increase especially if the treatment involves donor eggs, sperm, or embryos.
The overall cost of fertility treatments includes the IUI or IVF cycle, prescribed medications, donor materials, cryopreservation, and storage. Some health insurance plans include fertility benefits, but many do not. Bundl can help bridge the gap to make fertility affordable.
Bundl is a unique program that allows you to lower fertility treatment cost by packaging multiple treatment cycles together at one reduced, up-front cost. We understand that every path to parenthood looks different, so we designed Bundl to be flexible, with multiple packages to choose from and custom add-ons from egg donor sourcing to risk protection plans.
If you have questions, let’s talk! Schedule a meeting with one of the patient care experts at Bundl Fertility.