......My husband and I went for an infertility consultation today. We've been TTC for almost two years with obviously no luck. After a lot of reading and stressing over WHY we're not getting prego, we finally made an appointment. I honestly don't know what the hell I was expecting but I was shocked that just the "evaluation schedule"?which includes initial hormone blood test, hysterosalpingogram, hysteroscopy, luteal phase blood test, endometrial biopsy, pelvic ultrasound and my husband?s sperm analysis? is almost $4,000...and if I ended up needing to do the Laparoscopy, it'd be an additional TWELVE THOUSAND. Our insurance has crappy IF benefits...only covers $2,000 per lifetime. Yes, of course, all of that cost would be discounted for seeing an in-network doctor, but still. All of that is just the evaluation. Then what happens if we need to do more?! I know, I know, we don?t even know what?s going on but I?m a paranoid person and can?t help but think of all these ?what if? scenarios. I can?t be the only one who is considering not doing these tests because of the flippin? cost. Please ladies. Who else?
Since its day 3 of my cycle, the doctor had me get the initial blood work done and they scheduled me for the hysterosalpingogram on Monday. Next on the list would be hysteroscopy but I haven?t scheduled that yet because the billed amount for that test alone is $1,800. We?re going to contact the doctor to find out if all of these test [besides laparoscopy] have to be done consecutively in one cycle or if we can do all other tests this month and maybe the hysteroscopy next month if the first set of tests come back inconclusive or whatever. Does anyone know about this?!
I know it was just a consultation today and I didn?t expect to get pregnant as I walked out of the consultation. But I really was hoping to feel some sort of relief ?unfortunately the financial side of it is stressing me the hell out. Would B of A give me a loan!?!?!?
Just needed to vent a little?I think I feel a little better? =/......