It's hard for me to contain my excitement right now. At the earliest, we were hoping to come up with the cost of another round of IVF ($17,000) by December. Now, we may be able to next month! We found a clinical trial (thanks Sarah!) that gives a complete IVF cycle for only $3,500 including medication, operating room fees and even cryopreservation! Hard to believe, this is a savings of over $13,000!
It's called The Ivy Study. While it's offered nationwide, there is only one clinic in all of California accepting participants. And it happens within driving distance for me, 120 miles round trip. So far, it seems like I meet all of the requirements, and I am in communication with the person in charge of the study at this location. It's being offered through HRC, a center we had a consultation at for our last round and really loved.
Of course I will feel better once I sign the consent and am officially accepted into the study, which could be as early as next week.
To find a participating clinic near you, click here.
Our miracle RAINBOW BABY BOY arrived 8/2018
1st IVF = BFN
2nd IVF = Baby A, born May 2015
3rd IVF = Miscarriage at 14 weeks
4th IVF = BFN
After we paid for 5th IVF, positive pregnancy without IVF!
Because the important moments in life just don’t fit in a status update! I started this blog when I was training for my first ½ Ironman, (70.3 miles) to record what I hoped would be growth and progress but ended up being a huge learning experience. Although fitness is one of the key ingredients to a happy life, it certainly isn't the only ingredient. My blog has evolved to document growth, progress and setbacks in other areas too. From my surprise proposal in Rome and wedding in the fall of 2013, to Mom's devastating stage IV cancer diagnosis and death 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant. Who knows what shape it will take, but thanks for being along for the ride.