I have been talking about IVF with a girlfriend who is undergoing this procedure in the USA. Hubby and I are also considering this option in case we are still unsuccessful in trying to conceive by the end of this year. This program involves daily anti-hormone injections for a period of 2-3 weeks, followed by hormone injections to stimulate egg growth for another 2 weeks. Egg extraction will then be performed with embryo transfer 2-3 days later.
IVF treatment however is not very cheap. In the Philippines, according to my girlfriend it would be around P300,000.00 ( us $6,468.00) while in Singapore IVF- ICSI treatment can cost from about US$7,000 to $10,000 per cycle.
When I say per cycle it means per trial, you see it’s not very sure that you will be successful on the first time you do this procedure. I was wondering if there is a health insurance that covers the cost of the procedure. It would definitely be a great help.
The coming days I will try to spend some time and read some articles on IVF to make an informed decision.
Have you or do you know somebody who has gone through this procedure as well? Please share here your experiences or knowledge on the subject. It would be greatly appreciated.
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UPDATE: I have started IVF last June 2009 and I am pregnant ;)! You can read about it here – My IVF Journey!
Goodluck to you and babydust to everyone who wishes to have a baby.