One significant misconception surrounding infertility treatment is that it is a costly affair. Though this has been true in the past, couples may be uncertain if this treatment is even a viable option for them or if low-cost IVF even exists. With the addition of unhelpful and uncompromising medical aids, you may feel anxious about embarking on this journey with no financial support. But as the medicinal industry has evolved and procedures streamlined, there has been an opportunity in the market for the costs of infertility treatment to decrease.
Infertility treatment is often the last resort couples turn towards, because of this cost assumption. Often this type of treatment can be more successful than other avenues, saving you time and the emotional anguish infertility can have on a couple. Instead of shrugging it off as an “out-of-reach” treatment because it simply is not in your budget, booking an appointment with a fertility specialist may have a positive outcome. A specialist will be able to diagnose your infertility and develop a treatment plan. It is essential that you as a couple, convey your financial concerns so that this can be included in your plan.
While treatments can vary, so do costs. But a professional healthcare provider will communicate this with you before you make a decision. Not only will they explain the costs associated with a home plan, artificial insemination, and IVF or In-vitro Fertilisation – they will give you an approximate budget you should be working with. You can then contact your medical aid, to see what they will cover and how much your contributions will be. If you are not covered by medical aid, healthcare providers should offer you a payment plan to help remove the additional stress of worrying about paying back immediately.
It’s also important to not base your assumptions on people’s own experiences and feedback. IVF infertility treatments were much more expensive previously, and people assume that the costs have stayed the same. It is something you will need to clarify yourself by scheduling an appointment with a fertility specialist. Without a proper diagnosis, you can leave yourself open to the fear of being unsure if you have enough money to cover the treatment. Infertility should not come with a hefty price tag; it is already emotionally and physically taxing on you and your partner. At BioArt Fertility Clinic, we offer low-cost IVF solutions because we believe in affordable healthcare. We provide you with all the information you need to, to assist you in making a better decision for your future.