When you’re deciding whether to undertake a cycle of IVF, the overall cost of the procedure might be plaguing your mind.
After all, with fertility specialists offering so many types of fertility treatment, understanding the costs associated with each can help you to plan your journey to parenthood.
So, if the question “how much is IVF?” has been whizzing around in your mind, we’ve got all the answers you need:
What is IVF?
In Vitro Fertilisation, or IVF for short, is a fertility procedure used by couples who wish to become pregnant. It happens when a woman’s eggs are collected, and manually fertilised with sperm in the lab.
If fertilisation is successful, the embryo is allowed to develop in the lab for two to six days. After this period, it is then transferred back to the woman’s womb to hopefully lead to a successful and healthy pregnancy.
How do I get a price for IVF?
The best way to obtain a full costing for IVF is to visit a fertility centre and speak to an expert consultant. This is because IVF packages don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach – the price is determined by your own personal circumstances and needs.
Here at RHG, all of our IVF treatments are completely bespoke. Not only are they personalised to your individual situation and fertility past, but we offer tailored advice for everyone looking into using IVF as their fertility treatment of choice.
Depending on the suggestions and advice of our consultants, the cost of IVF could differ. For further information, please visit our pricing page which can provide further information.
What does the basic IVF cost include?
Are you wondering what the IVF cost actually includes? Generally, costs for the basic IVF procedure include the following:
- Monitoring scans
- Egg collection
- Sperm preparation
- The IVF process
- Embryo culture to blastocyst
- Embryo glue
- Embryo transfer
- First follow up consultation
You might have to pay additional IVF costs for: pre-treatment consultations and scans, screening bloods, purchase and courier charges of sperm, and any other medications you might need throughout the process.
What are typical IVF success rates?
If you’re considering IVF as a fertility treatment, it’s important to understand the success rates for each process. However, as with every fertility treatment, the patient profile has an effect on the success of each IVF cycle.
For example, age is a factor: the younger you are, the better quality the egg (and therefore embryos), leading to a higher chance of successfully becoming pregnant.
According to the latest HFEA fertility trends report, the below percentages show the average chance of a birth from IVF treatment depending on a woman’s age. These figures are for women using their own eggs and their partner’s sperm, and use the per embryo transferred measure.
- under 35: 29%
- 35-37: 23%
- 38-39: 15%
- 40-42: 9%
- 43-44: 3%
- over 44: 2%
Weight and BMI are also a factor in IVF success rates, and improving your diet, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol can all help improve your chances of getting pregnant through IVF.
As you can see, the costs associated with IVF can range, depending on your personal situation.
If you’d like to talk to a fertility specialist and receive quotes for bespoke IVF treatments, contact us today. We’re always on-hand to help, and we can’t wait to help you along your journey to parenthood!