Hi I’m Gracie. DH and i have been trying for 21 months and after being diagnosed with PCOS, sperm issues, multiple timed intercourses and several IUI’s we have decided to go with IVF. Today is day 7 of injections. I’m freaking out right now because we went into this with insurance benefits and I thought that the mention of IVF was the whole process. I paid for the service and then found out that FET is a separate service. I saw the price tag of the IVF cycle and unless there are significant insurance discounts, we are in danger of maxing out our insurance. No one can give me a quote for the FET and I’m not sure we can afford the sticker price. Really upset that I started and was not informed that they were separate services. No matter how many ways I asked I kept getting the impression it was one service.
On a related note, I wasn’t responding strongly enough to the medication so they upped my dose. Meaning I don’t have enough medication for the whole cycle and had to buy more. Found out my pharmacy benefits were maxed and now everything is out of pocket.
Any advice whatsoever is greatly appreciated, but I would really love to know if you have any negotiation strategies that have worked to reduce the sticker or after insurance price of the FET; if you have pharmacy recommendations for cheaper meds; what medications are typically taken during FET and how much they cost you.
I had to buy more Menopur and found it cheapest at encompass pharmacy in GA. It was $74 a vial. They overnight. Would love to swap prices if anyone is willing.
I am very grateful for my insurance benefits, but I’m really freaking out if I can afford the next step.