In fact, by the time a woman reaches the age of 30, over 90 percent of the eggs in her body have been depleted. What's more, is treatment doesn't come cheap. The average IVF treatment can range from about $8,000 to $18,000. These statistics are overwhelming, but there are options, and hope. Amid a struggling economy, companies are now joining forces with doctors to make fertility treatments more affordable.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported fertility-related loans topped $4 billion dollars in 2011, helping to put expensive treatments in reach for many who otherwise couldn't afford it. Mindy Berkson, an infertility consultant and founder of Lotus Blossom Consulting reviews some of the options for couples looking to turn to fertility treatments.
Footing the Bill:
There are several options to help you pay for infertility treatments, including:
(1) Some healthcare plans offered by your employer will cover portions of your treatment, but be sure to check to see exactly what your policy covers beforehand so there are no surprises
(2) Fertility centers will often offer financing plans
(3) Grants and other programs offered by some patient advocacy groups, clinics and or private organizations like the Jude Andrew Adams Fund
Key fertility trends include:
For more information on Mindy, you can visit: http://lotusblossomconsulting.com/
More information about RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. It is a non-profit organization with the only established nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.