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Understanding IVF Success Helps Manage IVF Costs
Written in partnership with Univfy, December 9, 2013
IVF is expensive, with cycles ranging from $12,000 to $15,000 on average. And that doesn’t include the cost of fertility drugs, or add-ons, such as ICSI, PGD, and embryo storage.
The good news is there are ways to save on IVF: shopping around, buying a multi-cycle discount package, participating in a refund guarantee program, or doing low stim or mini IVF, which comes with a lower price tag. Another way to save on IVF costs is by understanding your chance of IVF success: what chance your cycle will result in the birth of a baby.
Fertility clinic success rates are published annually by the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While they provide important data on fertility treatment cycles, it’s not recommended to use fertility clinic success rates as a shopping guide. It’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, as each clinic’s results may be due to different patient populations and other factors. For instance, one clinic may accept only patients with the best chances, while others will accept a wider range of cases.
A better option is to use a Univfy online IVF prediction test as an adjunct to your fertility workup. Univfy PreIVF reports the probability of having a baby from your first IVF treatment using your own eggs. Univfy PredictIVF analyzes data from your previous IVF cycle(s) to predict the probability of success in your next cycle.
Univfy IVF tests provide the most rigorous analysis available, using your comprehensive health data compared to a large number of IVF cycles matching your scenario. Naturally, your doctor knows your situation best and most holistically, but using your Univfy test results when consulting with your doctor can help you get the most out of your visit by empowering you to ask the right questions and make decisions with greater confidence when developing a treatment plan.
Even if your doctor disagrees with the test results, they can help you and your doctor elevate that very important conversation about treatment that will provide the greatest chance of success. This helps you to reach your goal of making the right decision, while minimizing the time and expense of multiple consultations or treatments that might not be right for you.