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How much does IVF cost in India

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How much does IVF cost in India

The exact IVF cost in India or any other country in the world is mainly dependent on infertility workup. Therefore, it varies from person to person and the number of cycles undergone. 

However, a sampling IVF cost in India estimated based on cities is as follows; 

Cities Cost (Indian Rupees)

  1. Banglore 140,000 to 250,000 
  2. Chennai 145,000 to 300,000
  3. Delhi 110,000 to 250,000
  4. Hyderabad 160,000 to 280,000
  5. Kolkata 100,000 to 220,000 
  6. Mumbai 160,000 to 350,000 
  7. Nagpur 125,000 to 280,000 
  8. Pune 135,000 to 300,000 

P.S The above-quoted figures do not include monitoring and medications. It’s also still very much possible that costs exceed our quoted figures.

What are the benefits of getting IVF done in India?

There are several benefits of getting your IVF done in India. Some of which are;

  • Use of cutting-edge techniques in treatment of infertile couples.
  • When compared to other western countries, IVF cost in India is very low.
  • No communication issues or barriers faced in India, as compared to other non-English speaking countries.
  • A great number of facilities that makes IVF cost in India stand out from the rest.
  • Low cost of state-of-the-art-technology which is costlier in other developed or advanced countries.
  • Excellent medical tour agencies and staffs which help in finding the best hospitals and treatment facilities within such a short time and without much troubles.

Why should India be preferred as the best destination for IVF?

There a well a whole lot of reasons. Some of which are;

  • Free second option consulting that saves you energy and money in large proportion.
  • Availability and use of the latest technology.
  • Low IVF cost compared to other countries.
  • Experienced, skilled and qualified IVF specialists.
  • Modern and up-to-date procedures and techniques for various types of infertility treatment
  • Educated, qualified and experienced employees in health communication for international patients
  • Medical travel advisers to help find the best solutions for global sterilization for your infertility.

What is the success rate of IVF treatment?

Women’s fertility tends to decline with increase in age. IVF treatment result varies, while some may conceive in 2 IVF-cycles, some conceive in 3 IVF-cycles and some might conceive after 5 IVF-cycles. 

Findings from research shows that women between the age group of 35-39 years who used their own eggs to create an embryo through IVF treatment could conceive actively. Conversely, women below 40 years may take a longer time and more IVF cycles to conceive.

FAQs 

What is IVF? 

In vitro fertilization, or IVF as it is simply known, is the most common and effective form of assisted reproduction to help women become pregnant.

It involves fertilization of a woman’s egg with sperm cells outside the body, in a laboratory dish. The resultant embryo is then implanted in a woman’s uterus.

What causes of infertility can IVF be used to address? 

In vitro fertilization is used to help couples with infertility problems have babies. Some of the infertility issues that can be addressed with IVF include;

  • Endometriosis.
  • Low sperm counts and impaired sperm production or function.
  • Complications with the uterus or fallopian tubes; such as damage or blockage.
  • Ovulation problems.
  • Problems with antibodies, which harm sperm or eggs.
  • Sperm inability to penetrate or survive in the cervical mucus.
  • Poor egg quality.
  • Genetic disease in the mother or the father.
  • Unexplained fertility problems.
  • Reduced fertility in women over 40 years old.
  • Reduced ovarian function.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Previous tubal sterilization or removal. 
  • Fertility preservation for cancer or other health issues. 

What are the risk of IVF? 

There are a couple of complications that may arise from an in vitro fertilization. They include;

  • Multiple pregnancies: This puts the baby at an increased risk of low birth weight and premature birth.
  • Miscarriage (that is, pregnancy loss).
  • Ectopic pregnancy: A situation whereby the fertilized eggs are implanted outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube.
  • Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS): This is a rare condition. It involves excessive fluid in the abdomen and chest.
  • Bleeding, infection, or damage to the bowels or bladder. Rare occur though.
  • Birth defects. 
  • Stress. 
  • Cancer. 

How is the in vitro fertilization procedure? 

There are five steps in an IVF procedure;

Step 1: Stimulation, also called super ovulation

  • Fertility drugs are given to the woman to help boost egg production.
  • Ordinarily, women produce one egg per month. The fertility drugs, however, instigate the ovary to produce several eggs.
  • At this stage, the woman will always carryout regular transvaginal ultrasounds to examine the ovaries and blood tests to check and monitor hormone levels.

Step 2: Egg retrieval

  • Follicular aspiration, which is a minor surgery, is carried out to remove the eggs from the woman’s body.
  • There may be a bit of cramping after the procedure, but it usually go away within a day.
  • In rare circumstances, a pelvic laparoscopy may be desirable for the eggs removal. 
  • In cases whereby the woman does not, or cannot, produce any eggs, donated eggs may be used instead.

Step 3: Insemination and Fertilization

  • The man’s sperm is placed beside the best quality eggs. The mixing process of sperm and egg is what is known as insemination.
  • The insemination, that is mixture of eggs and sperm, are then stored in an environmentally controlled chamber. The sperm usually enters (that is, fertilizes) an egg few hours after insemination.
  • In situations where doctors think the chance of natural fertilization is low, the sperm may be injected directly into the egg. This form of fertilization is known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
  • However, many fertility programs routinely do ICSI on some eggs, even if things appear to be normal.

Step 4: Embryo culture

  • Fertilized egg starts to divide, and becomes embryo. The embryo is checked on regularly by laboratory staffs to ensure it is growing properly. Within 5 days, normal embryo should have several cells that are actively dividing.
  • Couples with high risk of passing genetic (hereditary) disorder to their child may consider pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). This helps to decide which embryos to implant and decreases the chances of passing a disorder onto a child. 

Step 5: Embryo transfer

  • In this stage, the embryos are transferred into the woman’s womb, 3 to 5 days after the egg retrieval and fertilization.
  • A thin tube (known as catheter) containing the embryos is inserted into the woman’s vagina, through the cervix, and up into the womb. If an embryo sticks to the lining of the womb and grows, pregnancy occurs.
  • More than one embryo may be transferred into the womb at the same time. This can lead to twins, triplets or more. The exact number of embryos that can be transferred is, however, a complex issue that depends on many factors, especially the woman’s age.
  • Unused embryos are frozen, and implanted or donated at a later time.

What is the long term outlook of an in vitro fertilization?

Making the decision to go for an in vitro fertilization, and whether or not to continue trying after a failed first attempt, may be a very complicated decision to make. The financial, physical and emotional toll can also be very tough to handle. 

Therefore, it is imperative to have a thorough discussion with the doctor to determine whether or not in vitro fertilization is the right path you and your family should tread, and the best options available.

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