Costs

I will try to keep this to limited to the costs involved with getting/pregnancy.  Meaning I'll keep nursery/clothing/toy/etc. out of this page.  This page isn't to be meant as "Look at how much this kid cost me", but more of an informational look into this route of becoming a parent.  Whether you are looking into this for yourself, or just curious as to how much it can cost when doing all of this. 

The background you need to know for my costs are that I'm single (so not looking at any male factor testing), age of 33/34 at the time of these procedures, going to an RE/Clinic (where there are two, I believe, in the whole state), located in the midwest, and have insurance through my full time job.  I'm also using a ob/gyn and RE that are in my insurance plans.  In other words, your mileage may vary.

Date (Who/What)        Description
                                           Cost     What I Paid   (What Insurance shows it charged me)


Doctor Visit/Medical/Clinic

9/25/12 (RE)    New Doctor Visit, 45+ Minutes (My consultation/internal ultrasound)     
                           375.00   25.00   (40.00)

10/08/12 (Gyn)  Tdap Vaccine Solution (No tetanus shot in long time; did it for baby)        
                             65.00     0.00
                          Vaccine Injection (shot)                                                                                                                                          
                              45.00     0.00
10/22/12 (RE)     Rh Blood Typing                                                                                                                 
                              17.00     0.00
                           Cytomegalovirus (cmv) Test (where I found out I was cmv negative)       
                               90.00     0.00
                            Laboratory (Treponema Pallidum, FTA-ABS)                                                        
                               40.00     0.00

10/22/12 (RE)     Laboratory (HIV-1/HIV 2, single assay)                                                                     
                                40.00     0.00

10/22/12 (RE)     Laboratory (Hepatitis C AB Test)                                                                                                  
                               50.00     0.00

10/22/12 (RE)     German Measles Test (Rubella antibody)                                                             
                                 45.00     0.00
                             Blood Typing                                                                                                                      
                                    29.00     0.00
                             Cytomegalovirus (cmv) Test (CMV antibody, IGM)                                           
                                      95.00     0.00
                             Chickenpox Immunity Test                                                                                           
                                      70.00     0.00
                              Laboratory (Hep B Core Antibody, Total)                                                                               
                                     60.00     0.00
                              Laboratory (Hepatitis B Surface AG, EIA)                                                                               
                                      30.00     0.00

10/22/12 (RE)     Blood Draw from Vein or Artery                                                                                                
                                 15.00     0.00

10/22/12 (RE)     Laboratory (Assay of Esradiol)                                                                                    .
                                     85.00     10.00   (35.00)
                            Laboratory (Gonadotropin-FSH)                                                                                                
                                      80.00     0.00
                            Laboratory (Gonadotropin-LH)                                                                                  
                                      80.00     0.00
                            Prolactin Hormone Test                                                                                                                
                                      95.00     0.00
                            Thyroid Hormone Test                                                                                                   
                                      75.00     0.00

11/21/12 (RE)     Uterus Ultrasound, Enhanced (Sonohysterography)                                        
                                        210.00   60.00   (35.00)
                            Catheter Placement in Uterus (it didn’t even stay in the whole time ;) ) 
                                       400.00   0.00
                            Interpretation of 3-d image (where she told me it all looked good J   
                                       400.00     93.72    (118.72)
                            Laboratory (Urine Pregnancy Test)                                                                          
                                       25.00     0.00

3/8/13 (RE)          Doctor’s Office Visit (Plan of Care that wasn’t)                                                   
                                        130.00   25.00   (40.00)
                            Prolactin Hormone Test (re-test b/c first one was borderline high)           
                                        95.00     0.00
                            Glucose Tolerance Test (b/c Dr. M thought I’d be diabetic, I’m normal)  
                                         21.00     0.00
                            Blood Draw from Vein or Artery                                                                                                 
                                        15.00     0.00

3/13/13 (Diet Plan)  I'm including these here since Dr. M. said I had to use this particular program (though                  
                               they didn't actually start my program until 3/21)
                               Registration/1st Month Fee 
                                         69.00

4/15/13 (Diet Plan) 2nd Month Fee
                                         27.00

4/16/13 (RE)        Prolactin Hormone Test (after taking meds, now borderline too low)      
                                       95.00     0.00   (40.00)
                            Blood Draw from Vein or Artery                                                                         
                                      15.00     0.00

5/13/13 (Diet Plan) 3rd Month Fee
                                         27.00

5/14/13 (RE)       Doctor’s Office Visit (Plan of Care, Take Two—whoo hoo!)                           
                                    130.00   25.00   (40.00)
                          Prolactin Hormone Test (Dr. R said no news is good news, must be ok!) 
                                    95.00     0.00
                          Blood Draw from Vein or Artery 
                                   15.00     0.00  

6/03/13 (RE)   Pelvic Ultrasound Exam (CD3)
                                   200.00  40.00 (40.00)

6/12/13   (RE)   Pelvic Ultrasound Exam (CD12)
                                   200.00  25.00 (40.00)
                         Blood Draw from Vein or Artery                                                                         
                                      15.00     0.00
                         Assay of Estradiol
                                      85.00     0.00
                         Assay of Gonadotropin (LH)
                                      80.00     0.00

6/13/13 (Diet Plan) 4th Month Fee (Cancelled Plan as of 6/28)
                                         27.00

6/17/13   (RE)         Sperm Isolation
                                   250.00  0.00 (187.50)
                               Thawing Cryopreserved Sperm
                                   75.00   0.00   (56.25) 
                                Artificial Insemination
                                   200.00  65.00 (161.78)
                                    (This is where insurance didn't cover more than the co-pay.  For the IUI, I paid                                             $460.53 OOP)

Total So Far:              4512.00   914.25

Meds/Supplements/Home Testing Items/Other

4/26/09 (O)         Basal Digital Thermometer                                                                                           
                                     11.95     8.06
5/13/09 (O)        FertilityFriend.com; 4-365 Days VIP Membership ('09-'10, '10-'11, '11-'12, '12-'13)
                                     480.00   180.00

7/5/12 (O)           Basal Digital Thermometer (my other one was dying)                                      
                                      10.21     10.21

7/8/12 (S)            Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal One Multivitamin, 30 tablets                   
                                      9.99        8.39
           (HTI)      Clearblue Easy Digital Ovulation Test, 20 count (smiley face ones)            
                                     42.90     34.90

7/29/12 (S)          Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal One Multivitamin, 150 tablets                                
                                    23.99     18.99
             (HTI)      Wondfo One Step Ovulation Test Strips, 50-count (cheapies)                      
                                    20.49     13.95
             (HTI)      Clearblue Easy Digital Ovulation Test, 20 count (smiley face ones)             
                                    42.90     33.90

10/16/12 (M)       Doxycycl 100mg(to prevent bacterial infection from sono-taken before) 
                                   ?              4.00

3/5/13 (S)            Raspberry, Red Leaf Tea (organic)                         
                                   13.13     13.13

3/14/13 (M)        Cabergoline 0.5mg (to lower prolactin level)                                                     
                                    ?              8.00       

4/16/13 (HTI)     Combo 50 Ovulation & 20 Pregnancy Test Strips (cheapies)                          
                                   21.99     18.99    

4/23/13 (HTI)     Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test 20 count (smiley face ones)                         
                                   42.90     33.99

5/3/13 (O)           Restoring Fertility (fertility yoga dvd)                                                                      
                                   39.95     39.95


4/26/09 (O)         Basal Digital Thermometer (you know, b/c I put the other in the washer)                                                                                           
                                     16.25     9.57


6/7/13 (HTI)     First Response Early Result (FRER) Pregnancy test (3 pkg)                         
                                   19.57     12.86


6/7/13 (HTI)     Clear Blue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test (says "(not) pregnant" on  it) (3 pkg)                         
                                   17.91     13.47


7/29/12 (S)          Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal Multivitamin, 180 tablets  (will use during                         
                            2ww(s) and first (and second) trimester)                              
                                    59.95     43.36 (did pay extra like 3/4 dollars to get 1-day shipping was out)


7/29/12 (S)          Garden of Life Oceans Mom Prenatal DHA, 30 tablets (will only use once pregnant)                                
                                    18.49     12.58


6/24/13 (HTI)     First Response Early Result (FRER) Pregnancy test (3 pkg) (early testing w/other 3)                         
                                   19.57     12.98


7/29/12 (S)          Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal One Multivitamin, 90 tablets                                
                                    33.99     15.24

Totals So Far              946.13 (not counting full price of meds)   546.52

Cryogenic Lab Purchases

9/30/12                Donor Info (could be pics/family health history/etc)                                                                        
                                65.00

10/30/12              Donor Info                                                                                                                                           
                                40.00
                            Donor Info                                                                                                                                          
                                25.00
                            DI                                                                                                                                                            
                                25.00
                            DI                                                                                                                                                            
                                20.00

11/25                   Donor Info                                                                                                                                          
                                 25.00
                            D.I.                                                                                                                                                         
                                 20.00

2/4/13 (RE)         IUI prepared, open identity, donor vial (clinic purchased it)                          
                                 705.00   705.00
                           Shipping (done as flat rate through clinic, not what C.L. charges)                                
                                  225.00   225.00
                           Processing (what clinic charges, not a C.L. charge)                                             
                                   50.00     50.00

Totals So far              1200.00    1200.00

Everything Totaled (So Far):  6658.13     2661.04

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