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Fertility Cafe

Oct 29, 2021

Ep. 47 | Paying for Fertility Care

Episode Summary 

Join host Eloise Drane for an honest look at the financial side of fertility. It’s not always easy having a baby. Millions of people struggle with their fertility for a variety of reasons, and while technology and medicine have advanced to make parenthood possible for nearly anyone, it still remains inaccessible to a lot of intended parents because of the cost.

Fertility care and third-party reproduction can be very costly, but there are ways to make it more affordable. Eloise will shed some light on important issues including: 


  • How much fertility care & third-party reproduction really costs, from medication to complex medical procedures 
  • Factors that can increase or decrease the cost of IVF
  • The types of expenses you can expect with surrogacy
  • How to find out what, if anything, your health insurance will cover
  • How optional fertility insurance works, and why it’s an important benefit more employers should offer
  • Tips for lowering the cost of fertility care without using insurance
  • Options for financing, including fertility-specific loans and personal lines of credit
  • Creative fundraising ideas to boost your fertility savings



Great Fertility Education Resources: FertilityIQ resources: Making Infertility Affordable - RESOLVE 

Find Useful Infertility Treatment Grants and Scholarships 

Learn more about our podcast: Fertility Cafe

Learn more about our surrogacy and egg donation agency: Family Inceptions

On the blog: A CPA's Advice on Taxes, Escrow, and Funding - What Every Intended Parent Needs to Know 

On the blog: Fertility and Family Building Grants & Financial Assistance Programs

On the blog: 4 Best Alternatives for IVFR Financing with Bad Credit

On the podcast: Ep. 42 | State Advocacy with Mollie Walker & Chelsea Caldwell - The Fertility Cafe 

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