A woman who lives in San Francisco, California, knows all too well the struggles that come with living in the city with her two children, who both are girls.
It’s an urban utopia, and the challenges are endless, said Rachel McAdams, 33, who was born in Santa Cruz, California.
She and her husband were unable to find a good medical provider who specialized in prenatal care and childbirth.
They also struggled with the city’s high cost of living, which makes finding a doctor difficult.
So they found a pediatrician who agreed to treat their daughter for two months and then had the surgery.
They’re thrilled to be home with their daughter and baby boy.
But their biggest problem has been getting the surgeries.
They were hoping to have the operation in their own hospital, but they were told it was too expensive.
And they were turned down by other hospitals, because they weren’t going to be able to afford it.
“We didn’t want to have to be separated by so many barriers to have this procedure done,” McAdams said.
So she’s been taking a different route to get her baby girl.
Now she’s using a new type of birth control that’s also available in her hometown of San Francisco.
It includes an implant called the implantable contraceptive device, or IUD, which is inserted into the uterus.
She was told she had two weeks to have it removed.
“The doctor said, ‘You have until March of 2020,’ ” McAdams recalled.
“So I’m thinking, I’m not going to have a baby for two more months.
I was just like, ‘What are you guys talking about?'”
So McAdams turned to a birth control company that specializes in IUDs, and they had a solution.
The company, Gilead Sciences, agreed to provide McAdams with an IUD implant in exchange for the surgery and birth control she needs to have.
“They told me that it’s going to cost me $4,500 to get the implant,” McAdam said.
The cost was a bargain compared to the $9,000 she was asking for, she said.
“It’s been a lot of money, but I didn’t have anything else,” she said of the IUD.
“I’m happy to be back with my daughter.
I feel like this is a good investment.”
This is the story of how a couple was able to take advantage of the health care system to pay for the I.U. and birth therapy for their daughter, who is now 8.
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