Quoting MIracleLove:" Just in case you wanted to take a look, the link is below: http://www.carolinaconceptions.com/invitro/ivf-pricing/"
It's actually not anything to with infertility. Luckily I still have 9 great quality blasts in cryo.
The issue is this: I've had four miscarriages. The first three were early but with my last pregnancy I started taking baby aspirin and for the first time made it to the second trimester. But then I lost her at 15 weeks after my water broke due to incompetent cervix. We always knew I was at high risk for IC because of my previous procedures and that's why I was referred to a perinatologist. But the peri told me I couldn't be checked for dilation until I was 18 weeks. I now know that's not true, it's just that usually in most
IC cases the cervix doesn't start to show problems until after 18 weeks. Of course in my case that was too late.
So the solution is to get a stitch put in my cervix, called a cerclage. There is the transvaginal cerclage (TVC) which is placed at about 13 weeks but it's only 75% effective to 24 weeks. It's also a lot less invasive and doesn't require actual surgery. I'm afraid it would be even less effective for me since I started dilating by 13 weeks (had symptoms but didn't know what they were). This type also usually requires months of bedrest, sometimes in the hospital.
The other type of cerclage is the transabdominal cerclage (TAC). It can be placed before or after pregnancy and is 98% effective to term
. However, it's much more invasive requiring abdominal surgery to place and a cesarean to give birth. It's also permanent. This type usually requires no bedrest at all.
Before I can even be considered for a TAC I need to be evaluated by a perinatologist. The problem is the two peris where I live won't do it and my insurance has now denied me for seeing a peri who will. Being denied this early in the process tells me there's no way they're going to approve a TAC. They'd rather I get the TVC and pay for months of bedrest in the hospital which I will almost 100% need.