I have not had much to update about our TTC efforts since I started the blog last month, but infertililty has always been on my mind. For now, I am trying to prep myself both mentally and emotionally for the first appointment. A few big things:
- Biggest concern: Cost of IVF!
- Biggest question: Should we do the Shared Risk program if we qualify? Will we qualify? For those not familiar with the Shared Risk program, it is like an "insurance". For our clinic, you pay a set price of about $24K for up to 3 fresh cycles of IVF, and 3 frozen embryo transfers. If you don't bring home a baby after that, you can get refunded up to 70% of the cost back. However this does not include the cost of fertility meds that can cost $3K - $5K per cycle. But if you get pregnant, and bring home a baby on the first try, you pay the full amount (I'll probably blog about this more in a different post).
- Biggest fear: Intramuscular shots! I have no issues doing sub-Q shots, but I am terrified of having to do IM shots. Not sure if I can do it myself, or if I will need DH to do those!
- Biggest to do list: Get a list of questions to ask the RE at the appointment.
So if you have gone through IVF, what are your opinions on the above?