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IVF Costs: Grants, Crowdfunding, and Fertility Loans

Infertility costs can add up quickly. Since insurance rarely covers fertility treatments completely (and sometimes, not at all), the bills from infertility medications and procedures can become overwhelming, if you don't plan carefully. Learn more here about coping with the cost of infertility, possible options for financing treatments, and tips on budgeting, as it related to infertility.

How Much Does IVF Cost?
If you're considering IVF, you've probably heard it's expensive. Get the details on IVF costs, including donor eggs, embryos, and sperm costs, as well as ICSI and PGD cost.

Borrowing Funds to Pay for Fertility Treatments
IVF and IUI treatment can be expensive. Where can you get the money? One option is to borrow some of what you need. Learn about loans, credit cards, and other financing options to help you pay for fertility treatments.

Crowdfunding for Infertility and IVF
Crowdfunding is becoming a new way to raise money for fertility treatments or adoption. Learn what it is, how it works, and how to get started here.

Grants and Scholarships for Fertility Treatment
Yes, it's true! There are grants and scholarships available to help you cover the cost of infertility treatment or adoption. However, before you start applying, read this to avoid wasted time or costly mistakes.

What Are IVF Refund (or Shared Risk) Programs?
You've probably heard of IVF refund or shared risk programs. You pay a flat fee upfront, and they promise you a partial or full refund if you don't get pregnant. But what's the catch? Should you sign up? Learn here.

How to Enter an IVF Contest or Lottery
If you've seen contests offering free IVF cycles, you may be wondering if they are a scam or the real deal. Some are real, some aren't. Another thing to consider: just because an IVF cycle is "free", doesn't mean you should take it. Learn more about entering IVF contests here.

Borrowing from Family to Pay for IVF
Considering asking your parents to help you pay for IVF? This is a wonderful option for some couples and a potential minefield for others. Here's what you need to consider before asking mom and dad for a loan.

5 Tips for Affording the Cost of Fertility Treatments
Especially with IVF, infertility costs add up quickly. Considering that some couples may need up to three IVF cycles to get pregnant, plus the unfortunate fact that even high-tech IVF is no guarantee -- it’s enough to make your head spin. Here are five tips for making the high-cost treatments more tolerable.

Where to Buy Clomid for the Best Price
Clomid is a relatively inexpensive drug, but there's no reason to pay more than you have to. Here's how to save some cash.

Is Crowdfunding for IVF or Other Fertility Treatments for You?
Crowdfunding is a unique way to raise funds for IVF, but it is not for everyone. Here are four questions to ask yourself before you start a campaign.

Tips for Crowdfunding Fertility Treatment
Running a successful crowdfunding campaign for IVF or adoption takes work! Get loads of tips on how to make yours a success here.

Step-by-Step Guide to Money Management
Infertility treatment bills can pile up quickly. Before you start treatment, it’s best to look over your budget and figure out exactly what you can afford, and what you can cut back on, if you need. This step-by-step guide to managing your money, put together by About.com’s Guide to Frugal Living Erin Huffstetler, can be a huge help.

Attain IVF Programs
IVF is very expensive, and not guaranteed. IVF refund programs may help you save money on treatment, or at the very least, serve as an “insurance” if treatment fails. This site explains Attain IVF funding options.

The ARC Affordable Payment Plan™
If your doctor or fertility clinic is a member of the Advanced Reproductive Care, Inc. network, you may be eligible for the ARC Affordable Payment Plan™. This financial package offers a variety of monthly payment options, as well as a refund guarantee. (If you're not pregnant after treatment, you get your money back!) The program is not available, though, for all patients. Worth checking into!

Average Costs of Infertility Treatments
You already know that infertility treatment costs are high. But how much can you expect to pay? How much on average does one IVF cycle cost? What about IUI? This article from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association sheds some light on the average cost of the more common treatments for infertility.

What Is Financial Infertility?
If you lack funds for testing or treatment, you are said to be suffering from financial infertility. Learn more about it here.

Paying Off Fertility Treatment Debt
Debt is a common outcome of infertility and fertility treatment. How can you get out from under the loans and credit cards? Get some tips here.

Going Into Debt for Fertility Treatments IVF IUI
Is debt unavoidable? Here's how to put some brakes on the money pit that fertility treatments often create.

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