Budget baby defeats infertility

For many years this couple has been struggling with infertility treatment, after the fifth year they finally seemed to get lucky, with the help of a supermarket chains cut-price on IVF drugs. 

Asda is a British supermarket chain which retails food, clothing and many other general goods. 

Carla (34) from  and Damian (41) Tapping was one couple amongst thousands that purchased the discount drugs from the chain, because fertility treatment is so expensive and they used it so frequently it just makes sense that they purchased from the discount chain.

According to Mirror News, Carla says that their baby, Louie is here thanks to Asda and a lot of fundraising from their families.

Infertile couples face a postcode lottery for National Health Services treatment and some trusts will only be allowing one cycle. Women’s success under the age of 35 only reaches 32.2 per cent. 

According to Mail Online, Carla says she didn't think that fertility would be a problem because they were healthy and they lived good lifestyles. 

National Health Services required her to take daily injections when they were given a cycle of IVF treatment. 

After going through the process of harvesting her eggs, the treatment failed to deliver. They were not able to pay the 6000 Pounds for the private fertility treatment. They thought they were standing face to face with a future without any children but their fortunes turned when they invested in the cut-price treatment. 

According to Mail Online, a spokesperson from Asda says that infertility seems to be the most common reason women between the ages of 20-44 to see their GP, listed second after pregnancy being the first. It affects 3.5 million people in the UK- which is one in six couples. 

The prices of fertility drugs at Asda supermarket are almost half the normal prices at independent pharmacies; converted, these costs are: about R24, 251.00 compared to almost R38, 760.48. 

For infertile couples, the costs can be a killer. With all the stress of finding the money to pay for treatments, there is still emotional stress that comes along and can cause trouble in paradise. 

There are various over the counter treatments in SA, but do consult your GP on the most suitable course of action for your situation. 

Are you struggling with fertility and are you willing to pay that much for treatment? 
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