Children aren't cheap. A new babe requires a laundry list of material goods and of course, a big dose of love. But for couples dealing with fertility issues, their bills rack up long before the worries of funding college.

Beyond the emotional toll that failed attempts at baby making takes, potential parents have to pay for the possibility to even get pregnant.

A recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., calculated the costs of fertility treatments. To see the findings,


A Reuters article about the findings said:

The cost of giving birth using assisted reproduction technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) exceeds $100,000 when the probability of a live birth falls below 15 percent, suggest results of a new cost analysis.