One in seven couples in the UK are estimated to be affected with infertility; (HFEA). With the development of improved knowledge and technology, people are increasingly aware of the challenge to conceive as well as the options to overcome them. That is why more people are choosing to progress with fertility treatments, and more specifically, IVF. But understanding the true IVF cost can be a minefield.

If you are going to embark on an IVF journey, it is important to be aware of the true cost of IVF before you start. IVF is a journey in itself and the last thing you want are any unexpected surprises part way through the process. Let’s explore the big costs and break down how to deal with them so your journey is smooth.

  1. Cost breakdown

You need to understand the overall cost of the treatment and ask what the price includes and what it doesn’t include. The technical terms can be confusing so ask as many questions as you need to in order to get a full understanding. Payment plans should also be explained in full to you by the provider of the payment plan, if this is an option to consider.

  1. Success rate

Unfortunately, in many cases, one IVF cycle is not enough. In the case of failed IVF, you might want to try again. Clinics with better success rates but higher prices might save you money in the long term because of this. If the clinic uses advanced IVF methods and has higher success rates it might mean fewer IVF cycles you need to go through.

Before you commit to anything, find out more information about success rates and if you are likely to need more than one cycle of IVF. Fully understand everything you are paying for now and what you may need to pay for in the future. Don’t be afraid to ask the questions. As many as you need!

  1. Emotional impact

The IVF process is extremely emotionally charged for everybody involved. It can put strain on you and your relationships. Before you start the journey, think about what you can put in place as support. Whether that is understanding how to communicate with each other, having friends and family aware of your IVF journey and speaking to them about how you would like them to best support you. There are also online groups where you can speak with people who are going through the same process.

The costs may seem high on the surface, but many of them can be overcome with a better understanding of what they are and how to manage them. And the result will be worth it.

Assured Fertility is committed to making your IVF experience financially risk-free and cost-effective. We will manage as many of these costs for you. We offer guaranteed IVF, so if you don’t have a baby you get a refund (subject to the terms of your agreement with us). We offer payment plans* and we are there to guide you through the entire process.

If you are ready to take the next step or just want to find out more, call us on  0333 234 0895; info@assuredfertility.co.uk

Sources: HFEA facts and trends

*subject to status and terms & conditions