We got the bottom line price for our IVF. I had debated posting the final price, since I do have some IRL friends who follow me, but then I remembered my purpose in blogging: 1) to help any other women or men for that matter out there who are struggling getting pregnant 2) so I can remember what we went through and how great God was through it all. With that being said here is the bottom line: $23,725.81 (including ICSI for one cycle) without medications!!!
We are using Advanced Reproductive Care (ARC) out of California which partners with RE's offices to provide packages to patients. Lucky for us our RE joined ARC about 6 months ago. Through ARC we have selected the 2-Plus package with refund guarantee. What this package consists of is 2 fresh cycles and 2 frozen cycles. If we do not achieve a live birth we get 70% of the above amount back. For us we really felt this was the best option. The price is actually really good, better than our RE's office, and the refund was something we could not pass up. Granted if we have a baby the first try we are out some money, but not as much as I thought we would be. If we have a baby the first time out of the gate we will not care about the money!
Regardless how great we feel about using ARC and the 2 plus plan, when I got the final price yesterday I though oh my goodness this is real! I know I probably should have had this moment last week when we signed the consent forms, but for some reason the money did it! DP and I talked for a while last night about how we felt about writing a check for $23,000! He said he has absolutely no apprehensions about it! Wow talk about a relief! I had this fear in the back of my mind that when he saw the bottom line he would freak. But I should know my husband better than that! Anytime he says he is going to do something you might as well consider it done. He NEVER goes back on his word to me, to others, to the youth at church, if he says he is going to do something he is period. I love this man so much!
In the next few days we will be emptying our savings account basically, but I have complete faith in God that is what we are suppose to be doing and that He is in complete control over the outcome.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11