No, I’m not asking any of you for money to help fund our baby-making process. I’m one of the very lucky ones who has amazing insurance benefits that cover my IVF. In fact, because our fertility center is considered a “center of excellence,” we don’t have to pay so much as a copay for our visits. Our nearly $4,000 worth of IVF hormones (for one month!) cost us roughly $130 in copays, and the over $7,000 IVF procedure is fully covered by our insurance. Yes, I’ve griped about the cost of sperm — and still can’t believe how expensive it is! — and the fact that we have to pay out-of-pocket for it. But I can tell you wholeheartedly that if I didn’t have the coverage that I do, if I wasn’t blessed with a job that provides top-of-the-line insurance, I would undoubtedly and unashamedly reach out to friends and family to help cover the costs.
Apparently, though, others think it’s a terrible idea.
Read more here: http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2012/05/22/asking-friends-for-ivf-money-why-not/