Having a baby is expensive. For many prospective parents, those costs could start before conception, especially if health issues — such as medication being used to treat symptoms related to a disability — make it more difficult to get pregnant.

But infertility affects many parent hopefuls, regardless of their physical ability status. In fact, one in six couples worldwide struggles with infertility. Fortunately, “the success and availability of in vitro fertilization (IVF) have given hope to many infertile couples who have not been able to conceive. Since 1978, 5.4 million babies have been born worldwide with the help of IVF,” according to statistics cited by Qunomedical. However, IVF treatments are often not covered by insurance, so it makes sense to start saving if you think you might need medical help to conceive.

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The average cost of an IVF treatment cycle is $12,400 according to the American … Read the rest