Financial aid for IVF for Endometriosis infertility issues

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Bethyame
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Financial aid for IVF for Endometriosis infertility issues

Post by Bethyame » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:31 pm

I listed some personal information on my situation below.

I have Endometriosis and have had 4 miscarriages. I am considering in vitro on myself or possibly a surrogate. Are there any grants, clinical trials, etc that can help me with the $15,000+ cost. I am so used to disappointment at this point and don't want to spend that kind of money if it doesn't work. I have already done all the leg work and tests through the fertility specialist and am in the clear to do in vitro. My husband and I have been actively trying for a child ever since I was diagnosed with my Endo and possible Luteal phase defect 11 years ago (at age 21). I am currently 32 and really want to finally make some drastic decisions because I am tired of feeling like I let my husband and I down. He works so hard to I don't have to because the Endo can be debilitating. I have also been through the ringer trying to resolve the issues resulting from the endo. Including laparoscopic surgery, 4 cycles of Lupron, progesterone, chlomid. Please help!
Thank you, Bethany
32 from California
Married for 10 years (also 32) and has been canceled out for contributing to the infertility
First menses at age 11
Diagnosed with endo at age 19
Attempting to get pregnant for 11+ years
Genetic testing showed I was a carrier for Tay sacks and SMA
Husband and I are white but I have Ashkenazi ancestry
Husband not a carrier for anything and has a normal sperm count
Miscarriages were 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017 ranging from 3 weeks to 11 weeks along
Very low progesterone noted at the beginning of every pregnancy [/color]

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Re: Financial aid for IVF for Endometriosis infertility issu

Post by Dr. Wisot » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:28 am

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult time you have had. But I am not aware of any financial aid available for IVF for any reason. Some employers offer coverage for IVF usually through HMO's. There is usually a one year waiting period.

I would encourage you to just ask your IVF center for a compassionate discount and maybe they would help you out. I hope someone does.

Arthur L. Wisot, M. D.
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Redondo Beach, California

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