Monday, April 25, 2011

IVF Financing

Does anyone else find it offensive that the same companies who offer loans for IVF are also lending money to people for cosmetic surgery, weight loss surgery, hair restoration, cosmetic dentistry, and LASIK?  I guess that shows pretty clearly where the majority of people classify IVF: under the heading of "things it might be nice to do but are not at all necessary."

I don't know about you, but I don't place treatments needed to attempt to do what most people do without much thought or effort in the same category as medical procedures that are primarily geared toward looking better.  (OK, I suppose weight loss surgery provides a health benefit to people who are morbidly obese and can't lose weight any other way.  So in that sense, that particular procedure is not primarily geared toward looking better.)

Maybe I'm just sensitive about the subject.  It's possible.

P.S.  For what it's worth, I would never take out a loan for cosmetic surgery/dentistry or LASIK.  To me, those are things I'd only do if I had the money in the bank to pay for them.  But that's just me.


  1. I totally agree. It weirds me out to be lumped in the same category of people who want fake boobs.

    But, I will say that I would definitely finance LASIK someday, but I'd rather have a baby first!

  2. Yes you are so right...geez it makes me sick!!!

    I'm with "unaffected" about the lasik though! Although, ONCE we get pregnant and finally pay off the family members we borrowed from, I think we wouldn't have a problem saving for Lasik, if we chose to.

  3. Completely agree. and, I think it is a sad commentary on how people see infertility.

  4. here from ICLW - went the donor route as well due to my unexplained infertility and Advanced Maternal Age of 40-43. I miscarried 4 times, donor egg did not solve our problem Iam still "unexplained" and now hoping to adopt our foster baby. Oh Yeah, and still paying off that loan. Good Luck to you - I will be following eagerly!

  5. ICLW - I totally agree with as well. You may have small boobs, but you can still LACTATE, right? You can have a big nose, but you can still BREATHE, you can have less than perfect vision, but you can still SEE.


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