Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paying for IVF

So I have recently passed Nursing school & state boards, but am also recently unemployed (YUCK!!) I really want to jump into our next IVF cycle. I am mentally & physically prepared for everything to come. The only thing I don't have is the finances... So I figured I would put up a post to see the creative ways everyone uses to pay for their IVF cycles. I really thought that since I don't have a job right now I would have plenty of time to do an IVF cycle without worrying about getting time off. We need $6,000 up front for this cycle. We are unable to get a loan for this try because we got a loan last cycle & can't get another. We considered refinancing our house, but that would put us in this house for longer than we want. I have applied to EVERY nursing job I have found & gotten absolutely no responses. I have considered taking on a part-time job just to bring in a little cash until I get a real job.

SO please comment & let me know some creative ways you have come up with the money for IVF...


  1. I just want to say I am wondering the same thing!!!!!! My goal was to raise $15,000 by fall 2010 well the super great news is thus far we have raised $10,000!!!!!!!!! $9,000 came from my mother-in-law. Let me tell you what she was the LAST person on this earth I thought could afford to give us the money but she had some money put away for a specail occasion and this was it :) My mom tossed in a cool grand so that leaves us with $5,000 more to raise. Seems simple enough, NOPE!!! That's a lot of cash. I posted a "chip-in" link on my blog. A lot of people have said they plan to donate but haven't as of yet. I wish you the best of luck collecting the funds. If I come up with any great ideas I will let you know :)

  2. Thanks! I also got a little money from my mother-in-law. We are just trying to cut back spending & spend more time at home. I got some suggestions to sell things on etsy but I'm actually not that creative. I also read about many fund raising ideas but DH & I are trying to keep it a secret from our friends this cycle. Good luck to you!