Is the Cost of IVF Worth It? Weighing the Price and Benefits
In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped many people experience the joy of parenthood. It is an investment, however, since each cycle will cost thousands of dollars to complete. For some patients, IVF is ultimately worth the cost. Yet our fertility doctors also acknowledge that the price tag may dissuade some people or cause interested individuals to have second thoughts.
To help inform people out there, we want to explore IVF pricing and some potential risks that are worth considering. The teams at our Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Encino, and Bakersfield, CA, offices can offer additional information if you have further questions.
Our Prices for IVF and Other Fertility Treatments
In the interest of transparency and providing good information as you make your decision, here is a table of prices for various services at the Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
|Type of Service
|Natural IVF Cycle
|Mini IVF Cycle
|Single Traditional Cycle
|Traditional Cycle with Egg Donation*
|Egg Freezing (One Cycle)
|Egg Freezing (Low Cost Two-Cycle)
|Egg Freezing (Low Cost Three-Cycle)
*Please note that ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY based on your unique needs.
** Egg Freezing Operating room/anesthesia + vitrification fees are additional.
Why IVF May Feel Like a Gamble for Some Patients
Some patients may find the cost of IVF a major risk. Here are three common issues that make patients go back and forth about pursuing IVF.
Weighing the Risk of Failed IVF Cycles
You may not become pregnant from your first IVF cycle. You may need another try at IVF to finally achieve success. The potential for spending tens of thousands of dollars on treatment understandably gives people pause.
Risk of Past Pregnancy Loss
Some couples and individuals may have experienced previous miscarriages before considering IVF. The potential for another pregnancy loss is worth thinking about when it comes to the price of treatment as well as the psychological effects another pregnancy loss can have.
The Emotional and Physical Toll
If multiple IVF cycles are required, there is an emotional and physical toll to consider. If you’ve been thinking about this aspect of IVF, carefully discuss it with your loved ones, general practitioner, and our fertility specialists before starting treatment.
Why IVF Is Ultimately Worth the Investment for Many Patients
Even though IVF can be expensive given the highly technical nature of the procedure, many patients feel that the results justify the cost.
The Feeling of Being a Parent
When IVF is successful, patients can experience the fulfillment of raising a child and helping make the world a better place. You cannot put a dollar value on those feelings.
Consider Our Success Rates When Looking at Costs
Our fertility clinics serving the greater Los Angeles area have achieved good rates of success with IVF. Note how our results in this bar graph compare to national averages.
Financing Options Are Available for IVF
If you are worried about the upfront cost of IVF, we do accept financing to pay for treatment. We can offer more information on financing for IVF when you contact our practice.
Have More Questions About IVF Costs?
If you have more questions about the cost of IVF treatment, contact our fertility clinics serving the Los Angeles area. The Center for Fertility and Gynecology has offices in Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Encino, Torrance, and Bakersfield that can meet your needs. We can also discuss alternatives to IVF that may fit your budget.