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#1 Jojo79

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:16 PM

Hi Everyone! Last year, I made the decision to have a child. After being single for so long and hoping to find "Mr. Right", at age 37, I couldn't wait any longer. At first, I was supposed to do IUI but I found out that both of my tubes are blocked. So, IVF it is. I've been doing as much research as I can with regards to the procedure but there is one thing I cannot find a definite answer to and that's the cost. I live in Ontario and I know it's cover but exactly how much is covered? I'm hoping that if any of you who lives in Ontario and has been through this can give me some insight. Also, is anyone looking for an IVF buddy? I'm supposed to start treatment in April. 


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#2 cakeforbreakfast

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:56 AM

IVF is covered in Ontario, you have to talk to your clinic to see if they are part of the program, not all are, and if so what is the wait list. Most places have a limited amount of slots to work with and the spots are covered.
I'm was put on a list last June and my approximate time for receiving funded service will be in October. For now we chose to pay out of pocket and keep our name on the list in case our first on doesn't work.
Also, medications aren't covered by the provincial plan so that will be either out of pocket or through your private insurer. They are a mighty cost depending on the person, for us it'll be 6-8 grand in drugs.
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#3 Renae

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

Hi Everyone! Last year, I made the decision to have a child. After being single for so long and hoping to find "Mr. Right", at age 37, I couldn't wait any longer. At first, I was supposed to do IUI but I found out that both of my tubes are blocked. So, IVF it is. I've been doing as much research as I can with regards to the procedure but there is one thing I cannot find a definite answer to and that's the cost. I live in Ontario and I know it's cover but exactly how much is covered? I'm hoping that if any of you who lives in Ontario and has been through this can give me some insight. Also, is anyone looking for an IVF buddy? I'm supposed to start treatment in April. 

You can start new at any clinic. I go to Create. You would prob be able to get in within 2-3 months And everything is covered except storage for the year $500 and meds. If you have any ?? just PM me. I have a son from my first IVF and im now doing IVF for a sibling. Dr.Librach at Create is amazing 


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Me 39  DH 40-  

 

3 IUIs all BFN 

 

1st IVF -  2013 first IVF (long protocol)  11 retrieved. 5 blasts Transferred 2 BFN 

 

            FET #1   Jan 2014 transferred 2 blasts- th_abfp.gif Had a beautiful little boy 09/14

 

Trying for a sibling- March 2016

 

            FET # 2 (last embryo from my sons fresh cycle) Transferred 1 BFN

 

2nd IVF- August- 2016 ( short protocol) Fresh IVF- 24 follicles retrieved - 3 blasts  was not happy with the short protocol.                 Got better results from the long protocol. Transferred 1 in fresh cycle  BFN

 

            FET # 1 Transferred 1 BFN 

 

            FET # 2  in Dec 2016 of our last embryo had first m/c 

 

3rd IVF - Started stims Feb 11th doing PGS and embryoscope this cycle 

 


#4 PitterPatter

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:29 AM

Jojo79 - Welcome! Here's what I've discovered over the last 1.5 years. There will never be a definite cost, even for you. I've done a few cycles now and every time the cost varies (usually not by too much). If you wait for a funded cycle (may take a while especially at some clinics) you save the IVF fee that is charged (somewhere between $6,00-8,500 usually).

I did my funded cycle last April and it cost us $5,100. That covered; storage, drugs (expensive because I happen to be on high doses). If you don't require high doses it could be significantly cheaper. I chose to pay for a cycle in February of last year because I din't want to wait, when I was going for my second cycle I actually moved up the list for the funded cycle because of my DOR diagnosis and the failed cycle (so I took that opportunity in April).

If you're still looking for a buddy - I've been around the block - 2 cancellations, 1 FET and just about to complete my 3rd retrieval. 

Best wishes to you on this journey.


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Me:37 DOR  DH:29 LSP

TTC since Mar 2015

 

OCT/15 - 100mg Clomid for 5days

 

IVF/ICSI (1st Attempt) - JAN/16                                                              IVF/ICSI (Attempt 2) - Early FEB/16

225IU Gonal-F    150IU Menopur                                                                                  2WW due estrogen over 1000

After 7 days of stims - No response -- Addt'l 2 days - No response 

Cycle Cancelled blush.png 

 

IVF/ICSI #1 (Attempt 3) - Late FEB/16 Again                                          IVF/ICSI #2 (Attempt 4) - Mid APR/16

5IU Lupron    300IU Gonal-F    150IU Menopur                                                             5IU Lupron    300IU Gonal-F     150IU Menopur

March 5 - Retrieval --  6 eggs, 5 good, 3 fertilized -- Transferred 1 --1 Frosty              April 29/16 Retrieval -- 5 eggs, 3 fertilized -- Transferred 1 - No Frosties

March 23 - Negative Blood Test icon_cry.gif                                                                        May 18/16 - Negative Blood Test icon_cry.gif 

 

FET #1 - Mid JUN/16                                                                              

June 10/16 - Cycle started early...waiting for next cycle                                               

                                                                                                                                       

FET #1 JUL/16                                                                                       IVF/ICSI (Attempt 5) - Oct/16

June 30/16 - IM Lupron Shot                                                                                        Estrogen Priming

July 25/16 - FET                                                                                                            5IU Lupron    300IU Gonal-F    150IU Menopur

Aug 8/16 - Negative Blood Test icon_cry.gif                                                                        Cycle cancelled - no real growth dontknow.gif 

 

IVF/ICSI #3 (Attempt 6)

5IU Lupron    300IU Gonal-F    150IU Menopur

DHEA for past 4 months, COQ10 (1.5 years), FertiliGreens & Cognitive Hypnotherapy (every night for 1.5 months)

February 8 - Retrieval - 8 eggs, 3 mature, 1 fertilized

February 10 - Failed to divide....cycle over. zjujfjf.gif 

 

    

Still Hopeful........Emoticons09710.gif

 

                             

 

 

 


#5 Brat66

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:41 AM

I'm over 45 so IVF is not covered for me in Ontario despite learning that I have two blocked tubes.
By a miracle I have a 32-year-old egg donor.
Here are the costs so far for IVF with doner egg and husband's sperm,
$11,500 IVF procedure including egg retrieval and transfer
$6,000 medicine for the donor and myself
This resulted in only two useable eggs so there were no additional freezing costs.
Currently I'm in my two week wait post transfer with fingers crossed hoping for the best .
I hope this information is useful for you .
Best of luck to you and happy baby making .
( edited for spelling
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IVF , Canadian egg donor, ICSI

#6 christe98

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

Jojo79- Me and you have the same story!! That is amazing. I am almost 2 years out of a divorce. One blocked tube and the other is what I call "Sad". giggle.gif. I had fibroid removed in 2012 and then again in September 2016. I started my IVF journey in August 2016. Since I am single, I decided to use donor sperm. This whole process has been so smooth (other than the financial part). My doctor's office is amazing. I had 23 eggs retrieved in December 2016, 16 fertilized and 10 frozen. I had my transfer February 9th. I am currently almost 5 weeks pregnant. I got my BFP on February 16th at 4 am.

 

So far I've paid over $15K out of pocket. Insurance didn't cover anything. Oh well. I'm just glad I'm able to have my dream.

 

Christe R


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#7 Jojo79

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:18 PM

Jojo79- Me and you have the same story!! That is amazing. I am almost 2 years out of a divorce. One blocked tube and the other is what I call "Sad". giggle.gif. I had fibroid removed in 2012 and then again in September 2016. I started my IVF journey in August 2016. Since I am single, I decided to use donor sperm. This whole process has been so smooth (other than the financial part). My doctor's office is amazing. I had 23 eggs retrieved in December 2016, 16 fertilized and 10 frozen. I had my transfer February 9th. I am currently almost 5 weeks pregnant. I got my BFP on February 16th at 4 am.

 

So far I've paid over $15K out of pocket. Insurance didn't cover anything. Oh well. I'm just glad I'm able to have my dream.

 

Christe R

 

That's amazing!! Congratulations on your pregnancy. Thank you for your input, I'm trying to figure out how many cycles I can afford. I'm praying the funded one will work. Fingers crossed!



#8 Jojo79

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

Jojo79 - Welcome! Here's what I've discovered over the last 1.5 years. There will never be a definite cost, even for you. I've done a few cycles now and every time the cost varies (usually not by too much). If you wait for a funded cycle (may take a while especially at some clinics) you save the IVF fee that is charged (somewhere between $6,00-8,500 usually).

I did my funded cycle last April and it cost us $5,100. That covered; storage, drugs (expensive because I happen to be on high doses). If you don't require high doses it could be significantly cheaper. I chose to pay for a cycle in February of last year because I din't want to wait, when I was going for my second cycle I actually moved up the list for the funded cycle because of my DOR diagnosis and the failed cycle (so I took that opportunity in April).

If you're still looking for a buddy - I've been around the block - 2 cancellations, 1 FET and just about to complete my 3rd retrieval. 

Best wishes to you on this journey.

Hi PitterPatter, I would still love to have a buddy. I had to push my ivf back though. I start a new job tomorrow and I pushed it back to June. PM me if you're still interested. :) 



#9 Jojo79

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:27 PM

Thank you all for your input on my first question. Things have been changing since my last post. I start a new job tomorrow, so I called the clinic to bump me down the list a bit. Also, a former boyfriend (we decided to remain friends) offered to be the donor. Now I have a new question. Is there anyone who has gone through IVF with a known donor or is going through it right now? I would love to know what your experiences with that has been.