IVF Grants – More Money for the Piggy Bank

So. I am learning a little bit about IVF grants. I wish I had the insight to study up on it way back when. That would have been absolutely worth any of my effort.

Heck, I’d have run to across the country in my Asics if it meant an opportunity to be granted some financial relief.

My friend, who is now in her two-week waiting period (crossing my fingers and toes!) had gotten her IVF through an IVF grant. She and her husband were told they had just met the deadline and might not be eligible due to their annual combined income.

But? As luck turned out, they were awarded the IVF grant and were awarded a DECENT dream of a lifetime. I’ll say as much. Very, very decent.

I know that it was open to New York patients and along with financial eligibility, my buddy and her husband had to prove through previous testing and records that they had a chance to become pregnant through IVF. That not all hope was lost. And the grant money was going to be used towards the possibility of a future baby. I guess the powers that be don’t want to chance it with a couple who have deeper infertility issues and instead assist a couple who have a shot (no pun intended) at success.

Her RE’s office helped in the information and my guess is that the billing or financial department there sat with them and went over the logistics of applying. And they found out fairly quickly that the IVF grant was approved. A few weeks went by, if that.

That is one concern I’d have had. Waiting for an answer. Jeez, every month that goes by…ya know? Anyway, I was pleased as punch that they were informed so soon after they applied. And that, bonus…well, they got the bonus. :)

Anyway. I was just curious about grants. I wish the information was more forthcoming at EVERY RE’s office.

Do you think more couples would go for IVF if they knew they had a chance to attain a grant? Do all states have this opportunity? What happens if the IVF doesn’t work out – is the grant good for another go?

I am all sorts of curious.

The little baby is kicking my ribs as I type this so I sense she is curious, too. :)

  • http://www.tenderbabycare.com/getting-pregnant/trying-to-get-pregnant.html Trying to get Pregnant

    My husband and I do not really want to take out a loan to go through the IVF procedure so I wanted to know if anyone has any suggestion on possible ways to raise the money or any good sites to apply for grants that could be used for anything. FYI my husband has Cystic Fibrosis.

  • http://www.ivfgirl.com Beth Katz

    I will look in to it for you. xo B

  • Mattoxmusic

    my wife and i are looking for a grant to assist us also with the ivf .
    j&a
    mattoxmusic@aol.com

  • Mis

    where did u get the grant from??