One in ten women will spend up to £50,000 on IVF .......
A new study has discovered that one in ten women will pay as much as £50,000 on IVF in order to conceive. In fact, women would be willing to spend on average, £15,000 on IVF. They'd take on extra work, sell possessions and sacrifice pensions to fall pregnant. Over 90% of women said they'd cut back on holidays, eating out, clothes and beauty treatments in a bid to save for IVF therapy. One in three women confessed that they've asked their parents or other family members for help with the cost of IVF too. The poll, conducted by Red Magazine, asked over 2,000 women aged 30 to 45, and found that over half of respondents had tried to conceive. Of these, around 400 women had problems conceiving. "Our report shows that women are prepared to make huge financial sacrifices as they do whatever it takes to conceive," said Sam Baker, editor-in-chief of Red. The study formed part of the magazine's 'National Fertility Report' which also revealed that women have spent, on average, £8,678 on fertility treatment in the hope it would help them fall pregnant. One fertility aid which is often overlooked is hypnofertility. This method helps to relax the woman, which is often a stumbling block to conception, and tackle and blocks which would facilitate conception. In fact, it's proven to be more successful than IVF. According to research published in The Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, and also Fertility and Sterility, women who use hypnotherapy have a 42-55% conception rate. The conception rate for IVF is just 20% and, at a much reduced cost, hypnofertility is proving to be an increasingly popular conception aid.