Whether you are just curious, or are considering IVF as a treatment to help you get pregnant this post will help explain what the costs of IVF are. IVF prices vary clinic to clinic, and also by state. However, the average price of treatment is relatively constant throughout the United States.
The average cost of IVF in the USA is $12,000 per fresh cycle and is commonly as high as $15,000 or as low as $10,000 depending on the clinic. It is pretty rare that the costs will be lower than $10k, and if you come across a clinic promising rates in that ball park, be very wary of hidden costs and/or lots of services that are not included. Ask them if the quote covers things such as monitoring ultrasounds and bloodwork, fertility meds (rarely covered by quote as you will likely be purchasing them separately from a pharmacy), additional services like ICSI or PGD, or, more importantly, what services they consider “extra”.
It is unlikely that most IVF price quotes will include services like ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (implanting a single sperm into each egg for fertilization) or PGD, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (genetic testing of the embryos for either genetic disorders or sex selection.
ICSI can add an additional $1-2k in fees, often depending on the amount of eggs retrieved.
PGD can easily add another $2-5k with fees for both the biopsy, done at the clinic, and the actual genetic testing at an outside lab.
Fertility medications can be a large additional fee and you should plan from anywhere from $4-10k depending on factors such as your age, egg supply, and what protocol the doctors put you on.
Embryo freezing and storage fees can run anywhere from about 1k to 2k depending on what is covered.
Lastly, donor fees can add a hefty amount to your cycle costs. An egg donor will usually add between 10-15k on top of your regular IVf cycle fees. Using a sperm donor is much less expensive and can add anywhere from a few hundred to a couple of thousand when all is said an done.
So there you have it, average costs for IVF and the common additional services that are tacked on. The costs above are all ballparks and will vary depending on where you are in the world and which clinic you go to. For example the cost of IVF in California will be different from the cost of IVF in Texas. Hopefully, you can use these figures to help you plan for the costs of your upcoming infertility treatment. Remember, you often get what you pay for in life, and going with the cheapest option may not be the best idea. Alternatively, going with the most expensive option may not be the best route either. I will touch on how to choose the best fertility clinic in a future post.
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