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Old May 7th, 2018, 16:47 PM   1
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How do people afford this?

Hey, all! Iím just experiencing some sticker shock. 😳 I spoke with my insurance today and if we do IUI or IVF our family planning benefits cease. Also, none of the injectables that my doctor wants me to try are covered because they are medications used to create a pregnancy. So Iím basically paying full price for everything.

How do people do this? I hate not even beginning to know how much money this will all cost! 😳 I feel helpless and out of control.

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Old May 10th, 2018, 17:24 PM   2
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It's not easy that's for sure. I am not in a mandated state so all my cycles have been out of pocket. Shop around for your medications, usually overseas is cheaper you just have to order a couple weeks in advance. I worked overtime for extra money or paid bills with credit cards so I had the cash (since my pharmacy doesn't accept credit cards anymore). For my IVF, I financed mine through my clinic since they are zero interest and only $9500. Some people get creative and borrow from retirement (I almost went this route), others take out loans or credit cards I have also heard of crowdfunding.

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