In honor of national infertility awareness week, I am going to talk about some common questions about IVF. Making that decision, ok let's do this, let's have a baby. This can be very exciting, but it doesn't happen overnight, or it doesn't happen at all. When to see a doctor? To me this was the scariest part of the whole process. I knew we needed to get help, but wondering what was wrong with me or if we would find out that it was not possible. They say about a year of trying if you don't get pregnant to see a doctor we waited 2 years.
How much does IVF cost? Well, in my experience, most insurance companies will cover the diagnosis of infertility but most do not cover treatment. Luckily, when we first started everything was covered, except for the medication, which was very expensive. During our second cycle for our second child, our insurance did not pay for anything except for the medication. Insurance companies are the worst.
How long does IVF take? It really depends on your diagnosis and situation. I had to have 2 hysteroscopies to remove fibroids so that delayed us but once we had our embryos frozen and ready for us we were able to start the transfer cycle. It takes about 2 months from start to finish. You have to prep your body with hormones, get the transfer and continue with the hormones throughout the whole first trimester. Lots of shots! So worth it!
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