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Bulk Billed IVF Feature Story on 7 Local News

Bulk Billed IVF News Channel 7 Sunshine Coast Report

Fertility Solutions clinic believes it’s the first in regional Queensland to offer Bulk Billed IVF treatment, making becoming a parent more affordable.

Fertility Solutions Bulk Billed IVF is featured on 7 Local News Sunshine Coast 06/12/16.

Watch our feature beginning at 6:32 mark of the video below.

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(Starting at 6:32 mark of video)

Rob Brough: A Buderim fertility clinic believes it’s the first in regional Queensland to offer Bulk Billed IVF treatment. It hopes the service will make becoming a parent more achievable for couples who are struggling to start a family.

Mackenzie Ravn: Coby Lane knows firsthand the emotional and financial costs of having a baby. She and husband Brett tried for years before falling pregnant through IVF.

Coby Lane: Every month it takes to be successful is an extra two grand, five grand – you know – eight grand.

Mackenzie Ravn: The Coulomb couple are now parents to Ivy and Oscar but others aren’t as fortunate.

Coby Lane: I know of a few people that have done 10 or so rounds and still have had no children and to them, that would be one hundred grand.

Mackenzie Ravn: A single IVF cycle can cost up to ten thousand dollars. If unsuccessful, couples have to pay again to repeat the process.

Dr. James Orford: There are lots of people out there that require this sort of service. And as good as the system here is, it is still expensive.

Mackenzie Ravn: Fertility Solutions is trying to change that. From January, the Buderim clinic will begin offering bulk billed IVF treatments. The clinic saves money by doing everything from the consultation to fertilization in-house. For some couples, it could bring costs to below $1,000.

Coby Lane: My future is based on whether I can afford a child, not whether I want one. So yeah it’s huge.

Mackenzie Ravn: The company claims it’s the first one-stop IVF shop for regional Queensland.

Denise Donati: I think it’s really important for people in the regional centers to have access to this treatment without having to travel hours to access that treatment.

Mackenzie Ravn: For more information visit our facebook page. Mackenzie Ravn, 7 News.


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