Entry 5: Step 3 – Orientation (The Financial Lesson)


Of course, it wouldn’t be an orientation without a billing person coming in to give us the financial part of the lesson. It was less of an orientation, and more of a rundown of the payment schedule and itemized costs associated with freezing your eggs:

  • $9200 for the ‘elective’ egg freeze cycle. Thank you for reminding me that this is elective, and that there are other ways to have babies. By the way, if you want to have them thawed, it’s another $5600.
  • $1100-1500 for Anesthesia Services. It’s a little odd that they wouldn’t just bundle this into the cost of the cycle, but whatever.
  • $2000-8000 for the drugs.
  • $1000 per year to store the eggs, which is complimentary (or part of the fee) for the first year.

If you’re curious, they take all forms of payment except Discover, and payment of the $9200 is due at your first appointment (on day 2 of your cycle). No financing options, no ifs, ands, or buts.

The total cost of orientation: $0, but as you can see, the costs will pile on soon.

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