What Are the Costs Involved in Egg Freezing?
For many women who want to have a baby, egg freezing offers the opportunity to postpone motherhood without worrying about their biological clock. If the time is not right for you to start a family, freezing your eggs allows you to take control of your reproductive health and postpone pregnancy until you are ready. We are often asked what are the costs involved in egg freezing. We’re proud to offer the most competitively-priced egg freezing cycles in New England, starting at $6,000 per cycle (medications are not included). If you’re ready to take the first step toward freezing your eggs, this guide will help you understand what costs you can expect.
Steps in the Egg Freezing Process
First, it’s important to understand the steps of egg freezing in order to get a sense of what the costs cover. The egg freezing process involves injectable hormones to help your ovaries mature multiple eggs at one time. You can expect the following steps if you freeze your egg with Fertility Centers of New England:
- Step one: With Fertility Centers of New England, you can typically expect to get an appointment within two weeks of requesting a consultation.
- Step two: After meeting with your doctor, diagnostics and planning will follow. Diagnostic testing will give you a better sense of what to expect, understand which medications you’ll take, and track your cycle on the calendar.
- Step three: At this point, you’ll undergo the “stimulation process,” which is where hormone injections will help your ovaries mature multiple eggs all at the same time. Most patients will require 8 to 14 days of daily injections before the eggs are ready to be harvested. Your body’s response to the injectable hormones will be measured through blood work and ultrasound monitoring.
Our egg freezing price includes one year of storage at our facility. After that point, patients can either continue to store their eggs with us and pay an annual fee, or move their eggs to a longer-term option.
Fertility Insurance and Egg Freezing
Depending on your state and insurance coverage, you may or may not have fertility insurance. Currently, there are only 19 states with some mandate for fertility treatment coverage; however, those laws vary greatly on a state-by-state basis . It’s also important to note that egg freezing isn’t always regarded by law under “fertility treatment”—but rather, fertility preservation. Our team is here to help you understand what your insurance may or may not cover with regard to fertility preservation.
Some companies opt to offer egg freezing coverage as an employee benefit. We recommend checking with your employer to determine whether they offer this benefit, and if not, requesting they begin offering it to employees.
Financing for Egg Freezing
Fertility Centers of New England partner with CapexMD to offer financing for infertility treatments, so that cost isn’t a barrier to egg freezing. Applicants for a fertility loan can get approval in less than 24 hours.
If delaying motherhood through egg freezing is the right fit for you, or if you’d simply like to learn more about it, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our financing specialists can help you understand what costs may be involved in your egg freezing cycle and help you get on the right track .