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i honestly don’t know where this post is going, all i know is that i need to write and i need to write it here. i don’t know if anyone else needs to read this, or if it’s just me needing to vent to the internet. idk. but honestly, i’ve had a really hard time figuring out where i stand in the worlds of motherhood and infertility.
berkeley is our little beacon of light. she’s our hope. she’s the answer to so many prayers. she’s our miracle. she’s the whole reason we went through every treatment, every needle and every moment of our infertility journey. and that’s what NIAW is all about. seeking for miracles. raising awareness that people WANT to grow their families. that sometimes it isn’t easy to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy. but that no matter the fight or battle placed in front of us, we’re going to try.
IVF is a tricky treatment. The cost can vary greatly depending on which clinic you go to. There are grants available. Sometimes insurance covers stuff, but more than likely it doesn’t. Clinical studies can lower costs, but you have to qualify for the study and they have specific terms that you have to agree to. Anyway, the cost varies. That’s what I was getting at. And no matter how you slice it, it’s just expensive. For most clinics, there aren’t money back guarantees (I’ve seen MBGs but you paid for multiple rounds of IVF at once and were a PRETTY penny), so if a round fails, you’re just out that money. Honestly, it’s pretty terrifying, but if it works, then it’s totally worth it. But let’s get to the meat of this post: how to actually cover the costs of IVF.
When we were gearing up for Berkeley’s arrival, we looked into many different options for natural products for her to use as well. We want to make sure that we take the best care of Berkeley that we can! So when Mum & You reached out about working together to promote their products, it was a no-brainer!