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great question.

The other day, one of my FABULOUS readers asked me a great question:

"I was wondering why you and hubs haven't tried IVF or if you're considering it?"

It's a great question but for me there's a simple answer.

We just can't afford it.

We've done all of the procedures we've done by paying out of our HSA account.  If we didn't have that money, we wouldn't be doing anything.

It's something that we've talked about and as we continue to move forward it keeps coming back up.  For now, we're just going to stick to our plan and work from there.

It's not something that we're totally ruling out but it's just something we can't keep too close to the back burner because we just can't afford it.  We can't.

Thank you for the question and for those others that might be wondering, I thought I would just devote a post to it.


Thanks for your honest answer. I asked because hubs and I may be in the boat some day...just starting our journey right now. My prayers are always with you all.
I can't imagine how difficult it was to answer that question. The authentic transparency on your blog is inspiring and I keep praying for the day that I see your, "It happened for us," post.

That said, in all honesty, have you considered doing in vitro out of the country in either Mexico or Canada? The only reason I ask is because I know that it's significantly more affordable in Mexico in quality, western-medicine based hospitals/facilities. I know of a couple who have done it. Again, I only bring it up because I do trust the medical care in many hospitals down here.

Take care.
hopefuls #1 said…
Ky, That thought hasn't even crossed my mind, nor have I done any research that would direct me to doing it that way.

Plus, I can imagine that the travel and things incurred with doing it that way would probably make it a little less affordable because you'd be picking up the travel costs... I don't know. I suppose that it wouldn't be something that I would rule out, I just don't know anything about it.

Great suggestion though!
I completely understand -it sounds daunting, I'm sure.

Just wondered.

(I love your blog. I really enjoy it. Especially all of your cute outfits and your mad decorating skillz.)

Take care.

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