What does the cost of IVF include?

In Vitro Fertilisation, or IVF, is a fertility procedure which has become increasingly popular over recent years. As an infertility treatment, IVF is a great option for couples who have been trying to conceive for two years or more without success, or same-sex couples looking to start or extend their family.

However, with all the private IVF options available, it can be difficult to know exactly what’s included in a package, and what process you’re going to be facing. In this blog post, we explain what is usually included and what treatment is included in the cost.

What happens during the IVF procedure?

Taking anywhere between four and six weeks to complete, the IVF procedure is straightforward. Once you’ve chosen your private IVF provider, you’ll start your journey with an initial consultation.

This meeting will familiarise you with the entire IVF process, allowing you to have any questions answered and any worries resolved. You can also discuss any  fertility issues you might have experienced before.

Following your meeting, ovary stimulation will need to take place, which includes hormone injections. This will give you the best chances of producing follicles (otherwise known as immature eggs) of the best size and number for the IVF procedure to work.

What happens during the IVF procedure?

After your eggs have fully matured, a specialist doctor will retrieve them, whilst you’re under sedation. The retrieval is carried out by inserting a needle into the ovary via ultrasound. The highest quality eggs are used in the IVF procedure. These eggs are combined with sperm, either from your partner or a donor, and carefully monitored.

Finally, following a successful fertilisation process, your embryo will be transferred into your womb via a small plastic tube through your cervix. We advise waiting around two weeks to take a pregnancy test, to learn if your infertility treatment has been successful.

What does the IVF cost include?

What does the IVF cost include?

The basic IVF procedure include the following:

  • Monitoring scans
  • Hormone medications
  • Egg retrieval
  • Sperm preparation
  • The fertilisation process
  • Embryo culture to blastocyst
  • Embryo glue
  • Embryo transfer
  • Follow-up consultation

Additional costs might include pre-treatment consultations and scans, screening bloods, purchase and courier charges of sperm, and any other medications you might need.

Additional costs might include pre-treatment consultations and scans, screening bloods, purchase and courier charges of sperm, and any other medications you might need.

At RHG, we understand that every person’s body is completely different, and when it comes to infertility treatments, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The best way to obtain a full costing for IVF is to visit our fertility centre and speak to our expert consultants.

IVF packages are bespoke, so the price is determined by personal circumstances. Visit our pricing page or get in touch with a member of our team for more information.