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As I get spoiled today and even this evening for Mother’s Day I think of all the joys I’ve experienced and yes the tribulations too of motherhood. For someone who wasn’t sure she wanted to be a mom at first I now can’t imagine having a life without my precious daughter. The joys of hearing her first words, learning to walk, calling me mama, saying I’m the best mom in the world (my personal favourite of course) and even if the tribulations of next to little or no sleep when she was a baby, the argumentative tween that she can be sometimes and the rolling of the eyes.
Oh yes while I won’t admit it to her I will even treasure the eye rolling I receive (something I try to remember when she does it) as it’s all a part of motherhood. Being a mom has taught me the patience I never knew I had, the sheer joy that comes from watching your child grow, learn and overcome their own challenges and so much more. I’m so lucky and I’m even luckier that I had the choice to become a parent. I didn’t have any troubles becoming pregnant unlike the 1 in 6 families in British Columbia who struggle with infertility.
The need for public funding of in vitro fertilization (IVF) has now become a subject near and dear to my heart as my eyes have been open to the struggle of others here in BC and all across Canada. You can read my previous articles on some of the staggering statistics HERE as to why IVF funding not only helps families that can’t afford it on their own but it can also save us money to support such funding due to multiple birth complications.
I know I’m not alone in thinking that IVF should be funded as 73% of British Columbians also believe in vitro fertilization treatments should be publicly funded. It means giving all British Columbians, regardless of income or geography, the opportunity to build their families safely. Families are British Columbia’s foundation. Strong families help build strong communities, a thriving economy, and a more secure future for the next generations.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The average cost for in vitro fertilization treatments is between $5800-$8000, not including the additional several thousand dollars for required medication. The cost of these treatments lead many families to choose transferring multiple-embryos in the hope of increasing their chance of becoming pregnant. As a result, BC has a multiple birth rate of about 31% compared to rates between 5 – 10% in other jurisdictions which tie public funding to the practice of single embryo transfer.
- Being pregnant with twins or triplets creates significant health risks to mother and baby, not only during pregnancy and birth but often for the rest of the child’s life.
Infertility is a serious medical condition that affects both male and female partners.
Treatments, although often successful, are physically demanding and expensive.
The cost of these treatments lead many families to choose transferring multiple-embryos in the hope of increasing their chance of becoming pregnant.
BC has one of the highest multiple birth rates of all the provinces in Canada – approximately 28%.
In Quebec, the multiple-birth rate has declined to between 5-8% with the introduction of public funding for IVF treatments. That program has been in place for over two years.
If you’d like to support the call for publicly funding IVF you can do all or any of the following:
- Share this post either on Facebook or any of the social media channels using the share buttons at the bottom of this post
- Tweet this post and use hashtags ##ivf4bc #bcpoli or copy the title of this post
- Write to our provnicial government and let them know you support IVF funding
- If you’re not in BC but know those who are make sure you share this post with them
Help others to have the chance to experience the joys of motherhood.