starting an IVF treatment cycle , one of the first questions the patient needs
to know is how much it is all going to cost .
that the success rate is not 100% and that they may have to repeat many cycles
before getting pregnant.
expensive, and it's a big drain on the budget . Because it's not covered by
insurance and they need to pay out of pocket , this is something which they
need to be very careful about.
Now many IVF
clinics take out a lot of ads , and in order to lure patients, they advertise a
very low rate. However, they do not explain to the patient that this is just
their initial sign up rate, and that as the cycle progresses, the patients will
have to keep on paying more and more. These clinics keep on extracting Â additional amounts during the treatment, as a
result of which the total cost for the patient for that cycle balloons up so
much that the poor patient end up spending twice as much as he had budgeted for
This creates even more friction between the husband and the wife, as the husband finds he just does not have enough money to spend on fulfilling his wife's dream of having a baby.
This is why
it's important to get an upfront cost - preferably a packaged, all-inclusive
cost , so that there are no unpleasant surprises later on .
This is the
best way of ensuring that you don't get taken for a ride.Â