December 12, 2011 8:42:51 PM CET
Hi Palm Tree,
I am not sure how easy it is to do IVF here if you don't live here because of the insurance. As far as I know, you can only get Dutch health insurance if you are a resident and that's not easy to fake.
I think that all or most of Dutch insurance policies cover IVF if it's medically necessary. Mine covers 3 IVF cycles and all the associated medication, etc.
I did my IVF at a teaching hospital - UMC Utrecht. They do a lot of research at that hospital so maybe you'd qualify for one of their studies and could qualify that way? The waiting time was 3 weeks. The first consultation was in October of 2010 and I started meds on the first of January.
I am not sure, but I think that even if you pay cash here, it's not too expensive per cycle. I really am guessing but I seem to remember that it's cheaper than in the UK. I know that a lot of people also mention Belgium for their private IVF clinics.