IVF

What is IVF?

IVF or in vitro fertilization is a medical and surgical procedure that involves fertilizing the egg outside the woman’s body and transferring the resulting embryo back into the woman’s body.

The procedure is a multi step process which requires medications to stimulate egg production in the ovaries, minor surgical procedures to retrieve the eggs and implant the embryo, and clinical monitoring by the doctor throughout the process.

An option for overcoming infertility

IVF is an option for couples who have difficulty conceiving a child naturally. These include women with tubular problems, women with low ovarian reserve, and males with severe infertilty

COST

In many cases, medical insurance will only partially cover or not cover the costs at all. The average total cost including the medications in the US is between $20,000 to $25,000 per IVF cycle. As most women will undergo multiple cycles of IVF, the cost can quickly climb.

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How many eggs are needed to be retrieved for IVF?

The number of eggs needed to be retreived for IVF will largely depend on the quality of the eggs retrieved but the average number of eggs retrieved per cycle is between 10 to 14 eggs. The number of good quality eggs retrieved from the ovaries will influence the...

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What is IVF?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical and surgical procedure that involves fertilizing the egg outside the woman’s body and transferring the resulting embryo back into the woman’s body. The procedure is a multi step process requiring medications to...

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