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.
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.
I get a lot of questions about what our infertility journey was like for Parker. I’ve never really answered these questions because his side of the story isn’t mine to tell. I asked him a few weeks ago if he would be willing to do a little Q&A with my most frequently asked questions about his experiences and he said yes. These answers are from him and are his opinions and experiences. They might not be the same as your husband’s, but I would recommend asking your husband these questions and truly listen to his answers.
2019 was a pretty darn good year for us. We have felt so supported through this year and have seen so many miracles and blessings that we just could not be more grateful for.
Before I begin, I have to make this disclaimer: I am not saying I am MORE grateful or that I am completely humbled! I'm simply sharing my experiences with both situations with you.