Cost of In-Vitro Fertilization

In-vitro fertilization is a medical procedure during which the egg cells of women’s are fertilized by sperm outside the womb. In-vitro fertilization is one of the popular and major treatment method employed in treatment of infertility. This treatment is the most successful method in ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) when compared to other infertility treatments.

The process generally involves controlling ovulatory process through hormones. Here the eggs are removed from ovaries of woman and letting it undergo fertilization process by a sperm in fluid medium. Later the zygote or fertilized egg is transferred to patient’s uterus for the sole purpose of successful pregnancy. The treatment method is combined with the PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) to avoid the chances of giving birth to a baby with genetic disorders. But today the similar treatment along with general test has been incorporated by fertility specialists across the world known as PGH (Preimplantation Genetic Haplotyping).
Pregnancy rate of women who underwent IVF and were able to conceive was reported in between 35% to 40% according to medical survey or studies. In addition there are several major complication associated with IVF like multiple births, ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome and birth defects.
Today the In-vitro Fertilization cost reflects fundamental cost of health care system than funding or regulatory environment. Average price of the standard IVF cycle would cost about 9,500 US dollars while multiple IVF cycle treatments are in the range of 16,000 to 32,000 US dollars. Other than this there are additional costs like embryo freezing, Blastocyst culture and transfer, transfer cycle of frozen embryo, sperm freezing and embryo storage. In addition some of the services are excluded from IVF costs like medications, Pre in-vitro fertilization screening test, monitoring early pregnancy, pregnancy testing and consultation with fertility expert.
Majority of IVF clinics will separately charge for various treatments and services involved with in-vitro fertilization. So here a person will have to bear the charges related to clinic, lab, radiology, blood tests, ultrasound and for specialists. Hence it is very vital to understand the total budget involved in treatment of in-vitro fertilization before committing yourself for medical commitment. Some of the medical clinics would in-vitro fertilization treatment at cheaper rates, but is better advised for infertile couples to compare the success rate instead of calculating price.
In addition one should also check out with insurance policy whether it covers any involved costs related to IVF. Some of the medical policies might finance for diagnosis or portion of treatment procedure. Majority of the IVF clinics offer prior medical tests at cheap prices for couples before undergoing In-vitro fertilization treatments. While the other related clinics incorporate money back programs for undergoing infertility tests.
IVF medication costs would range from 1500 to 4500 US dollars. Generally the medication cost depends upon several factors like dosage of drugs, duration to get positive ovarian response and others. These costs are covered by insurance policies by producing related certificates, bill and documents. Hence it’s advised to opt for insurances that cover the prices of infertility treatment. Most of the insurance companies won’t accept package price especially for In-vitro fertilization. The insurance companies provide a relief up to 8,000 US dollars on IVF without ICSI and even one can cover the billed amount for monitoring the ovarian simulation for a maximum limit of 2000 US dollars.


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