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  #1  
May 20th, 2013, 10:09 AM
nikki52687's Avatar Super Mommy
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How did you all do it? Did you take out a loan? Did a family member help? Did you do fundraisers? Give me all the ideas you got!!
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May 20th, 2013, 10:15 AM
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We took out a loan through Fertility Finance. There are some fertility finance companies that work directly with your clinic. You can do a google search to find more. I think there is another one call Springfield Fertility finance, or something like that.

I think doing yard sales, bakes sales (if you like to bake), or any other kind of sale would certainly help towards your goal. And if family members can contribute, even if it's only $25-50, every little bit helps.

Good luck!
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May 20th, 2013, 10:43 AM
kayakr's Avatar Persuaded by POAS’ers
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My DH sold stuff from estate sales, yard sales and auctions on Ebay for 2.5 years and saved enough money our IVF procedure.

We would have paid for it with a medical loan if he wouldn't have came up with the money.
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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May 20th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Bake sales and ebay sales are both great ideas.

My husband is getting out of the army and going to the civilian equivalent of his job which will enable our financial ability to pay for IVF. It's one of the top 5 reasons he's getting out.
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May 20th, 2013, 02:07 PM
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My friend is in the process of adopting a little boy from Ethiopia. She started a blog spot and has several fund raisers. 1 is a coffee fundraiser, 1 is a puzzle where she is selling pieces of the puzzle and the persons name goes on the back of the piece. Hers is a picture of Africa. It will be a gift for her son. Yours could be a "family" design. She also did a t shirt. Her husband learned to make shapes out of balloons and on the weekend he gets hired for parties. But people are always sharing her blog spot on fb and she even get annomous donations!
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May 20th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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We will finance what we don't have in savings through one of the fertility financing options. And DH will stay in his POS 14 yo car lol!
Last time when I did injections/IUIs (ran us about $10,000 by the time we got pg), I was lucky enough to have my mom help.
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May 20th, 2013, 11:40 PM
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We have literally been saving as much as possible for the last 2 years. It was for our dream nursery or if we had to go further with medical treatments. If not were considering a fertility loan if we ever had to IVF. Honestly just putting back as little as 200.00 a month can really help at the beginning. We then took all of our refund money from taxes and any money increase from raises with DH's pay. In that time period alone we have "raised" close to 7500K

The fundraisers sound amazing as well
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May 21st, 2013, 07:25 AM
IndyMommyWannabe's Avatar Always Hoping & Praying
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We took out a loan from my 401k - I figured I'd much rather pay myself back with interest instead of paying back a credit card!!! Plus, because it's my 401K, it's automatically paid back through my paycheck, so thankfully I don't have to "pay" a bill for our failed IVF's... I honestly never even think about it.
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October 2012 = Fresh IVF #1 - retrieved 8, 6 fertilized. Transfer 2. Fail.March 2013 = Frozen #1 - Transfer 2 of 4 left. Fail.
February 2014 = Frozen #2 - Transfer remaining 2 - IMPLANTATION!
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May 21st, 2013, 07:28 AM
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What an awesome thread! I have been starting to worry about it. You ladies have wonderful ideas!
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May 22nd, 2013, 08:24 AM
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We've been able to save by cutting out a lot of things. We also do the "Christmas Club" at our bank & have $100/wk put in there. It's a savngs account that you can't touch, so every October we get $5200 which helps in case we had anything on a credit card from TTCMA...otherwise, we try not to use our cards.
Luckily, my insurance covers a lot. That's been the entire reason that I travel 50 miles each way to work...for my medical benefits.
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May 23rd, 2013, 11:54 AM
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We're doing donor embryos so it's not as expensive as a normal IVF but still something we don't have the money laying around for. We sold a bunch of our old textbooks online and we have a duffle bag of other books to take to a local used bookstore but the owner has been sick so it's been closed lately. I put a donate button on my blog and raised $80 so far that way, but turned around and spent that money on supplies for paracord awareness bracelets. I just started selling the bracelets on the 15th and I've already made about $50 of that back. My mother is going to help me set up a local fundraiser to sell more of those. They are fairly easy to make and you can find tutorials online. You can see examples of the the ones I've made so far on my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=9a6611e6c7
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