Originally Posted by rcr
I have a question for you IUI ladies - how much does it cost? Does your insurance pay for any of it? How many IUI cycles does it typically take to get pregnant?
It really depends on where you go, If you go to a midwife it can be $190 however if you go to an RE it could be between $350 - $550. This is my experience. However, if you are taking medication and/or getting ultrasound monitoring, that figure can go up in the thousands.
In addition, if you are a hetero couple, you'll have to pay for washing of the "goods". (sorry, can't type that word where i'm at).
Re: Insurance. It depends on what insurance you have and what your dx is.
For me, I have to pay for the first 6 out of pocket and then after that it will be covered.
Some people are lucky and get pregnant on the 1st IUI, some have luck by the 3rd IUI, others by the 6th. Some RE's don't try more than 6 IUI's. But it really depends on what your particular problem is.
As far as I know, I have no fertility issues, and I ovulate on my own, however, I'm not in a hetero relationship, therefore, I have IUI's.
Good luck whatever you decide.