Cost of IVF & egg freezing are difficult to understand. It can include clinical costs, fertility medication costs, and storage costs. Save the most from choosing the right clinic.
We will talk about the price of the two fertility treatments that are very similar in steps and price: egg freezing and IVF.
It is always the first step. Fertility assessment cost is usually outside of the cycle cost, but your general insurance often covers it. It consists of bloodwork, an ultrasound, and a conversation with your fertility doctor.
Egg freezing: $2,500-18,000
The price varies significantly per clinic. Clinics use the term “cycle,” and it means one stimulation of your natural ovulation cycle ending with egg retrieval and freezing of eggs or fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF). Usually, the cycle includes:
bloodwork and ultrasound (monitoring),
embryo transfer for IVF (hence IVF is more expensive).
Sometimes a clinic might charge you separately for some of the steps, like anesthesia, or add extra services to the cost of the cycle, like 1-year storage fees. It is often hard to understand how much exactly the clinic will charge you.
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The price depends on your prescriptions. Your medical protocol will be adjusted on the go depending on how the medication is affecting your body.
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You can keep the eggs at your clinic or transfer them to a more affordable cryobank. To vet a cryobank, we recommend doing your own research, and here is the research we’ve done.
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Some of the clinics may offer additional services and tests when you are going through IVF or embryo freezing. It is up to you if you want or need to do it or not:
Donor sperm ($500)
Frozen embryo transfer ($3,000-7,500)
Genetic testing (~$500-750 per embryo)
That is exactly why we started Blooming Eve - to make sense of all of this and minimize your fertility expenses. Book your first FREE fertility consultation with our fertility advocate to get your questions answered.