The Future Family Experience – Hilary F.
How did you hear about Future Family?
I heard about Future Family through an advertisement. I did a little research afterwards and looked through what features you offered. When I found out there was this alternative to financing your fertility journey, it really hit home.
Did you find your clinic before reaching out to Future Family?
It went hand in hand. I found Future Family first, then I went through the clinics that Future Family covered. That’s how I found Main Line Fertility.
Did you research any other type of financing loans before Future Family?
We were aware of personal loans, but because we have other friends who have gone through IVF, we also learned from them. They either took out personal loans to fund their IVF journey, or it was covered by insurance.
Were you aware of the differences between a personal loan and a fertility loan like Future Family?
With a personal loan you take on so much debt, and there's no flexibility when it comes to the payments. With Future Family, you can have multiple family members help with the financing. So our loan is under my brother's name, using his credit score, but I'm able to execute the payments. You can't do that with a personal loan. That flexibility was really big– it took a lot of the burden off of my husband and me because we had already accumulated so much debt from our first rounds of IVF. Having that option, it was a no-brainer. When I heard about Future Family, I said, okay let's sign up; I didn't have to think twice about it.
How was your experience with Future Family?
The process from start to finish wasn’t stressful at all. And if it was stressful I had my financial specialist Jackie Martin and my fertility coach Laura Weppler to help me. Jackie was a really big help just because she dealt with the whole financing part and explained a lot of the payment options.
Everything was effortless because Jackie and Laura made the whole thing so easy. I didn't have that same support in my previous 2 rounds of IVF. I didn't have a nurse that I could call any time of day if I had a question about medication or if I was overthinking something. During treatment, you can get caught up in a moment and really get in your head. It's not always easy to talk about and sometimes, it's really hard to even bring up. Even with your significant other because they don't know what you're going through. Going through it emotionally and physically is different. So having Laura be there every step of the way was a huge help.
To sum up, my experience with Future Family was amazing. If I could tell everyone about Future Family, I would tell them to go to you guys.
What has been your experience with your clinic?
During the initial process, we were down to two clinics that my husband and I really liked. We met with Dr. Glassner at Main Line Fertility because of all the great reviews. We really connected with Dr. Glassner. We felt like he was treating us as if we were his own family. He didn't look at my husband and me as just another patient. That's why we went with Main Line.
Did you seek out a fertility loan for your first two treatments?
The first retrieval; no, we didn't. We didn't know anything. It was our first time, we kind of were walking in the dark with no flashlight. Everything was learned as we went.
The second time around, I was fortunate enough to have a job that actually covered the whole IVF process like the egg retrieval and the transfer and, obviously the medications, which is one thing that's is a big bulk of your payment. They paid some, and some they didn't pay and, my out-of-pocket expense, it was better than my first, where I had to pay everything out of pocket. So this third one, I felt like it was just a lot better.
What advice do you have for others going through this process?
The stressful part is finding a specialist that's going to treat your journey as if it’s their own. So my advice would be to find a specialist that's going to treat you like their family.
The next one would be the finance part. I’d definitely recommend Future Family because of the payment options. I mean, that flexibility was a huge burden off of me.
When I announced that I was expecting, I had a few classmates who were struggling with their fertility journey come and ask about tips on what to do. Alot of them asked, ‘how did you finance this?' And I said, ‘You know what? I found this amazing company. It's called Future Family. If you can't take on the credit, you can ask a family member to sign up and you can still be the one to pay for it.’ And then I told them about how you have your own personal nurse and financial advisor who help you out along the way.
I also told them how my experience was not stressful at all. Stress was a big factor for me with my last two (IVF cycles). It always came down to ‘Well, how am I going to pay for this? How am I going to pay for that? What do I need to do next?’ But with this new process, with Future Family and Main Line, they pretty much told me what to do every step of the way. All I had to worry about was being healthy and eating healthy.
Hilary is now six months pregnant and hosting a baby shower this month. We wish her all the best and thank her for sharing her experience with us.
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