Last week, Amy Klein, blogger for the New York Times’ Motherlode, wrote an article questioning readers on how much they were willing to pay to have a baby. Considering high IVF costs and an unknown probability of success, Ms. Klein compared purchasing an IVF cycle to gambling. This left many readers wondering how you can make an informed decision about investing in IVF.
Amy Klein writes in Motherlode: “How much would we be willing to spend? The answer, it would seem, should be ‘everything,’ right? You’d give everything you have just to have a baby, just as people sacrifice all they can once they have their children. But how much is it worth to us? How much would we borrow, how much can we spend? Is having a baby worth spending $10,000? $20,000? $100,000? $1,000,000.” Given the uncertain outcome of IVF, she concludes: “…It’s not really an investment. It’s a gamble.”
We beg to differ with Amy Klein’s New York Times Motherlode blog. IVF doesn’t have to be a gamble. With personalized IVF prediction tests, knowing the probability of your chances of IVF success dispels much of the uncertainty about IVF. Univfy IVF Prediction Tests provide highly accurate, personalized IVF predictions that use a woman’s complete reproductive profile and information about her partner or donor to predict the likelihood of having a baby through IVF. The tests, taken online, provide a quick, accurate reading of your per-cycle IVF success. This reduces stress and frustration and helps you choose the right financial package or payment plan to maximize your chances of bringing home a baby.
A middle-class New York City couple, blogger Amy Klein and her husband have to pay for IVF costs out of pocket. “We have about as much money for I.V.F. as we do time: It’s limited,” she writes. And that’s true of many fertility patients, who have to pay a substantial amount or all of their IVF costs. The New York Times’ Motherlode certainly hit a nerve—with 255 comments as of Dec. 9.
By knowing your probability of success, you can make more informed and effective choices regarding treatment options. Your budget and emotional and physical tolerance of treatment will also factor into your decision about undergoing IVF. Univfy's free IVF Cost Calculator, takes all these factors into account and makes it simple to compare IVF financing plans and treatment bundles so you can choose the option that is best for you whether it is your first, second, or fourth cycle.
Fertility patients like Amy Klein no longer have to view IVF as a gamble. By taking the mystery out of IVF, Univfy helps you make a more informed investment in your family-building future.
To read Amy Klein's article on Motherlode, please click here.