How much does IVF cost in India!
Well, this will be one of the first questions that might have crossed your mind if you are thinking of going for an IVF.
Motherhood is one of the best experiences of a woman, in fact, a divine experience I must say. I can vouch for this since I am myself a mother of a 2-year-old.
If you have been thinking of exploring the option of IVF and have various questions in your mind, then this is the best place where you will get answers to all your questions.
What is the cost of IVF in India?
What are the success rates of IVF?
Is IVF covered in my Insurance?
What will be the cost of IVF in case donor sperm is involved?
Egg Donor/Egg Donation is involved?
What will be the cost in case I wish to have twins per cycle?
What will be the cost of IVF for single mothers?
These will be some of the questions the answers for which you might be seeking now?
In this blog, I will answer all of the above questions and many more which I have not mentioned above.
So, let’s start with basics first!
What is IVF and why one should go for it?
IVF is an acronym for In Vitro Fertilization which is a series of procedures where mature eggs are retrieved/collected from the ovaries, fertilized by sperm in the laboratory, and then placed in the Uterus.
IVF is the treatment for infertility or genetic problems. It is offered as a treatment for infertility in women above the age of 40. IVF is also done in case any/both partners have any health conditions like Fallopian tube blockage or damage, Endometriosis, ovulation disorders, Uterine fibroids, previous tubal sterilization or removal, Impaired sperm production or function, Unexplained infertility. a genetic disorder, Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions.
How do IVF work?
IVF is a combination of meditation and surgical procedures that helps the sperm fertilize outside of a women’s body, in the Laboratory and help the fertilized egg implant in the uterus.
IVF is difficult financially and emotionally both for the woman undergoing the procedure and her partner and for the family members. People undergoing IVF struggle with depression and anxiety for the entire process.
Talking with close friends and family members and people who have undergone or are undergoing IVF can help if you are feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. There many online communities and forums where you can meet people who understand and can offer you advice and counselling to you
The success rates of IVF depend on various factors like the age of the female partner, duration of infertility, type of infertility (primary or secondary), cause of infertility, quality of the egg, sperm, and embryo.
IVF is pretty expensive. There are certain Health Insurance who cover basic hospitalization, hormone assessment and basic medical testing costs, OT expenses, and anaesthetic plus procedure charges.
Insurance companies in India are planning to cover IVF treatment in the Health Insurance plans. The only general health insurance policy that provides IVF cover and is available to women of different financial statuses is the BMB Nirbhaya scheme launched jointly by the Bhartiya Mahila Bank. Women can avail cashless facility with this cover and the maternity coverage is available for up to the first two children.
The cost of IVF in India ranges between 1,50,000 to 3,00,000 depending upon the city you want to avail the treatment from.
Considering these factors, the success rates of IVF in India range anywhere between 30% to 35% and globally 40% in young women.
In most cases where donor sperm or donor egg or egg donation procedures are also involved, the costing of these procedures are decided in addition to the IVF cycle by the individual clinic from where you are availing the treatment from
IVF is an expensive affair involving lot of financial and physical stress however the end result is rewarding and worth the struggle. Every parent who desires for a parenthood should give IVF a try.
Till then all the best to all the parents.
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