6.28.2010

Gathering info for The Talk

It's been over an hour since my last post, did you miss me? Haha.

Well I just called and made an appointment with my gyno to get yet another referral to the RE. That's right, they've already submitted two referrals in the past year and a half, but at the time my insurance didn't cover squat, and hubs and I certainly didn't have the money to pay for it. So this time it's for real. I got an appointment for this Thursday morning, so thankfully I won't have to wait too long.

I also called the RE again and got some more pricing info for IUI, and man is it expensive! $1300-1600 per cycle, not including meds. Oy. It makes me really nervous to ask my parents for that much money, but ask I must. I'll let you know when that happens.

UPDATE: I checked out a second place and they price theirs totally differently than the first. The actual insemination procedure at place #2 is $200, the sperm wash is $170. She said a medicated C with clomid is about $700-1000, and with injectables "easily a few thousand." Ultrasounds and bloodwork are additional as well. This is a more "a la cart" place than the first, it seems. (The first place includes all monitoring, semen collection, etc. in that $1300-1600 price range.)

So, it's really hard to make a comparison... Hubs wants me to call a third office, guess I will have to do that after lunch!

7 comments:

elephantscanremember said...

I hope you can get in soon and you get some definite answers.

IUIs are terribly expensive and that's why I haven't tried again. Insurance covers nothing at all and that's a shame.

Lookingforaplussign said...

Here at my clinic is Louisiana it's around those prices, too, depending on how you medicate yourself. Plus don't forget to add the $500 or so for IUI

Allison said...

Holy CRAP!

I hate that this shit is so expensive. It's terrible. Good luck with The Talk.

E said...

Are you sure that isn't including the meds? THat is really expensive!

-my husband grows cotton- said...

Good luck!

M said...

That seems really expensive for an IUI cycle... I'm guessing it includes a few u/s, bloodwork and insemination??? Oral meds aren't too expensive...

My biggest advice is if you do the IUI, don't mess around with using OPK's to detect O... do the u/s to monitor follies and trigger with HCG. Gosh, I hope I don't sound bossy... I just NEVER had luck with OPK's and I've seen so many women drive themselves crazy interpreting them and wondering if they timed the IUI right.

Misty Dawn said...

It seems to be hard to shop for prices for an IUI. My injects were $300-$500 per C depending how I stimmed that C. You generally have an u/s on CD3, 10,12, 14, 16, etc. until O. Besure you add those expenses to your quotes for the ala cart places. My IUI was $250, plus the wash for $187.50. Oh BTW I have 3 HCG shots in my closet that are due to expire at the end of the month. Let me know if you would like those b/c I'd be more than happy to fwd to you, those are $50/each normally, but I'd get them to you for free. :)