Brett wanted me to do a spreadsheet of everything I have spent on fertiliy. So I decided to do one – just for the past six months. This does not count everything (more than 3 years) that have gone before, but these 6 months were the time that I really got serious about this, with the goal of doing the treatment at the end of it.
So… I’m dividing the rands by seven to get dollars.. so you have a rough idea.
Homeopath = R2244.00 (about $350) and I only did that from January to March.
Vitamins R1516.67 (about $217) I did these throughout, although more in the past two months
Acupuncture R3680 (about $526) started in April, did it every second week and he also gave me homeopathic meds
Online purchase = R507.11 (about $72). This was a fertility conference. Lots of useful information.
Gynae and fertility treatments and injections = R5850 (about $836)
Grand total =R13797.78 (about $1971)
Less the refund from the medical aid (health insurance) before it ran out = R3039.75 (about $434)
Total R10758.03 (about $1537)
By the way my monthly salary is R7000. (about $1000) (I’m a teacher, remember)
We know that infertility is emotionally a hard time.. but yes, it is expensive too.