POSTED: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:29pm
Tyler, TX — It's a last resort for many couples looking to become a family and having a child naturally sometimes isn't an option.
While fertility treatment seems like a good idea, it comes at a high cost, however, fertility financing is becoming more popular.
We spoke with Anna Cordelli, the Director of Revenue Management at Attain IVF, who told KETK that couples need to first figure out how much IVF treatment costs, which can range anywhere from 10-20 thousand dollars. Secondly couples need to figure out if that is something they can afford.
For many couples these costs are too high, so Attain IVF suggests loan businesses that help couples finance fertility.
We also spoke with one doctor who works with IVF in Dallas and underwent fertility treatment with his wife. He said that him and his wife tried three fertility cycles that didn't work, but the fourth one did. He also said that he put all the costs on his credit card, which took him a long time to pay off and he wishes companies like Attain IVF were around when he was going through this.
Dr. Lowell Ku said, "It's unfortunate that something that is usually free and easy, as starting a family, sometimes requires a little bit of a capital for something that other people can do for free, but whenever it's possible we try to point the patient in the direction of low interest loans.
However, with these loans, there are other companies who have the opportunity to take advantage of vulnerable couples.
Fortunately, there are companies such as, Attain IVF, who help couples through the fertility process with the patient's best interest in mind.