Fertility

When choosing a fertility clinic, there are many questions to ask regarding cost, procedures used, success rates and more.  We recommend that you research well among trusted sources as well as to discuss with your own doctor what you should be looking for and what questions to ask.

Fertility Treatment Options - In vitro fertilisation (IVF), Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Intrauterine insemination (IUI), Donor insemination (DI), Genetic testing, Gamete intra-fallopian transfer (GIFT), In vitro maturation (IVM), Reproductive immunology, Surrogacy, Fertility drugs, Surgery Overview of Fertility treatment options - In vitro fertilisation (IVF) Eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory dish before being placed in the woman’s womb. IVF literally means ‘fertilisation in glass’, giving us the familiar term ‘test tube baby’. Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) ICSI involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg in order to fertilise it. The fertilised egg (embryo) is then transferred to the woman’s womb. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) Before fertility treatment, the best quality sperm are selected. They are then inserted into the womb at the woman’s most fertile time, when an ovary releases an egg (ovulation). Donor insemination (DI) Sperm that has been screened for Read more...
Donor Eggs & Embryos, Fertility Treatment Donor Eggs & Embryos - Using the IVF procedure, a donated egg (or embryo) is mixed with your donor’s sperm and then implanted in the uterus. Possible Side Effects: – The time it takes to choose an egg (or embryo) donor. – Emotions related to the fact that the baby has no genetic ties to the mother. Costs: – In the US it can range from $10,000 to $20,000. Rate of Success (Conception): – About 43%
In Vitro Fertilization, IVF In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) - IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is the process when an egg is fertilized with sperm outside the body (in a laboratory dish) and then is followed by an embryo transfer.  The embryo transfer procedure is when the fertilized egg (known as an embryo) is placed into the uterus of the female who then carries the baby on to term.  This is the principle treatment for infertility when other forms of ‘assisted reproduction’ have failed. Possible Side Effects: – Cramping for a day or two. – Sometimes done with the concurrent use of fertility drugs which can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and increases the risk of having multiples. Costs: – In the Read more...
In Vitro Fertilization In Vitro Fertilization in Mexico - Low Cost In Vitro Fertilization In vitro fertilization, also known as IVF treatment, is a complex procedure whereby a woman’s egg is removed from the body to be fertilized in a laboratory by a man’s sperm. The egg is then transferred back to the woman’s uterus, which, hopefully, will lead to conception. IVF treatment is seen by many medical professionals as the last chance to help infertile couples have a child. Needless to say, it is also one of the most expensive fertility treatments currently available. As the Mexican healthcare system continues to make advances in terms of its development and modernization, fertility treatments such as IVF are now available Read more...
Mexico Fertility Center: IVF Fertility Packages Mexico Fertility Center: IVF Fertility Packages - Any medical procedure creates some level of anxiety. In vitro fertilization, like any other type of assisted fertility method, involves expectations. It’s normal for a person to feel nervous about the procedure and the result, especially if they’ve spent a long time trying to conceive without success. Medical tourism has many advantages. However, because it involves preparation for a trip, it often involves a certain level of stress, especially for people who don’t have much experience traveling or who are going to a foreign country for the first time. Couples seeking fertility treatments should be as relaxed as possible to increase their chances of fertility success. The fertility pros at Read more...
LouiseBrown_featured_391x269 Happy Birthday Louise Brown - 35 years ago, on July 25, Louise Brown was born in the United Kingdom. Why is her birthday significant? Her successful birth made it possible for Mexico Fertility Center to exist today. Louise Brown was the first human born through the process of in-vitro fertilization, one of the most commonly sought procedures for parents who have trouble conceiving a baby. Thanks to her parents and doctors, many couples from around the world, with the help of fertility clinics like Mexico Fertility Center, have tried and succeeded at having their own children. Louise Brown’s birth is also the reason why other methods of fertility were developed. Today, the Mexico Fertility Center Read more...
IVF_391x269 New Beginnings for Families - It’s a shame to think that the exorbitant cost of IVF  (In Vitro Fertilization) procedures in the United States and Canada might eliminate many couples who very much want children from the opportunity to achieve parenthood. Couples who need IVF are not rare. In fact between 8 and 10 percent of all couples have difficulty conceiving and many of those cannot afford the treatment that has helped so many others achieve full-term pregnancy successfully. Between 25 and 30 percent of women who try IVF are able to achieve pregnancy leading to a live birth.   Prior to IVF, the mother receives hormone treatment that stimulates the production of ripened eggs Read more...
Fallopian Tubes - Endometriosis Surgery of the Fallopian Tubes, Uterus or Ovaries - Surgery is done to repair any defects or blocked fallopian tubes, remove endometriosis, ovarian cysts or fibroids.   These procedures are typically done laparoscopically. Possible Side Effects: – Soreness in the abdominal area and some general discomfort from the anesthesia. Costs: – In the US it can range from $3,000 to $10,000. Rate of Success (Conception): – 40% to 60% for women treated for Endometriosis and scar tissue. – 10% to 90% for women who have had their tubes cleared.
Surrogate Mothers, Gestational Carriers Surrogate Mothers (Gestational Carriers) - Surrogate Mothers (Gestational Carriers) are women that carry an embryo (or donor embryo) to term and then legally relinquish any and all parental rights. Possible Side Effects: – Emotions related to not having control over the surrogate mother. Fear that the surrogate mother may not fully relinquish parental rights. Costs: – In the US it can range from $15,000 to $50,000 (with about $10,000 going to the surrogate mother and additional large amounts going to legal fees). Rate of Success (Conception): – Depends on the procedure used and the surrogate mother.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, ICSI, Fertility Treatment Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) - The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) procedure, injects a single sperm into a single egg and then the resulting embryo is placed in the uterus. Possible Side Effects: – Sperm may need to be harvested from the donor’s testicle with a needle or surgical biopsy. Costs: – In the US it can range from $10,000 to $17,000. Rate of Success (Conception): – About 35%
Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer, ZIFT, Fertility Service Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT) - Like the GIFT procedure, the eggs and sperm are mixed in a lab, but with the zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), confirmation that the eggs are fertilized is done before surgically placing them in the fallopian tubes. Possible Side Effects: –          Similar to GIFT but with a longer lab time. –          Some general discomfort from the anesthesia. –          Sometimes done with the concurrent use of fertility drugs which can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and increases the risk of having multiples. Costs: –          In the US it can range from $8,000 to $15,000 (plus the costs of the fertility drugs). Rate of Success (Conception): –          25% to 30%
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer, GIFT Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) - With the gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) procedure, eggs are mixed with sperm in a lab, and then the mixture is injected into the fallopian tubes allowing for fertilization to occur naturally inside the body. Possible Side Effects: – Longer recovery time than IVF. – Some general discomfort from the anesthesia. – Sometimes done with the concurrent use of fertility drugs which can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and increases the risk of having multiples. Costs: – In the US it can range from $8,000 to $15,000 (plus the costs of the fertility drugs). Rate of Success (Conception): – 25% to 30%
Artificial Insemination, Fertility Services Artificial Insemination - This procedure involves using a catheter to inject a concentrated dose of donated sperm into the uterus of the woman. Possible Side Effects: – Cramping for a day or two. – Sometimes done with the concurrent use of fertility drugs which can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and increases the risk of having multiples. Costs: – In the US it can range from $300 to $700 (plus the costs of the fertility drugs). Rate of Success (Conception): – 5% to 25%
Fertility Drugs, Clomiphene, Gonadotropins Fertility Drugs - Fertility drugs regulate reproductive hormones leading the release of one or more of your eggs per ovulation cycle. Typically they are used for three to six months before conceiving or moving on to try a different method.  Two common fertility drugs are clomiphene and gonadotropins. Possible Side Effects: Clomiphene: headaches, hot flashes, bloating, cramping, vaginal dryness, and visual symptoms. Gonadotropins: Bloating, Rashes and Soreness. Both: Development of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and  increased risk of having multiples. Costs: Clomiphene: pill, ~$50 a month in the US (does not include doctor visits, ultrasounds and other necessary tests). Gonadotropins: injections, $2,000 – $5,000 per month in the U.S. Rate of Success (Conception): Read more...
Fertility Costs Affording the Cost of Infertility Treatments - Ways to Pay For Infertility Treatment Costs Infertility costs add up quickly. Especially if you need IVF treatments, the costs can really get ridiculously high fast. One IVF cycle costs anywhere from $8,000 up to $15,000, depending on how technical your treatment is. For example, if you need genetic testing or ICSIs (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, a procedure that involves directly injecting a sperm cell into an egg cell), the cost for IVF will be higher than someone who does not need these specialized IVF treatments. Considering that some couples may need up to three IVF cycles to get pregnant, plus the unfortunate fact that even high-tech IVF is no guarantee — it’s Read more...
Fertility 01 FERTILITY TREATMENTS AT A GLANCE - There are many fertility treatments available in the world today. Below are the most popular ones at a glance. FERTILITY DRUGS Fertility drugs regulate reproductive hormones leading the release of one or more of your eggs per ovulation cycle. Typically they are used for three to six months before conceiving or moving on to try a different method.  Two common fertility drugs are clomiphene and gonadotropins. Possible Side Effects: –          Clomiphene: headaches, hot flashes, bloating, cramping, vaginal dryness, and visual symptoms. –          Gonadotropins: Bloating, Rashes and Soreness. –          Both: Development of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and increased risk of having multiples. Costs: –          Clomiphene: comes in pill form, about $50 Read more...
Baby - Fertility Treatment, IVF Demand for IVF triples in five years - The number of women seeking fertility treatment at a Tauranga clinic has tripled in five years. The demand from those pursuing their dream of parenthood at the Fertility Associates clinic, at Central Med in Devonport Road, has been such that the frequency of meetings has had to be increased. “In the last five years (since 2008), the number of people seen for a fertility consultation in Tauranga has tripled. We now consult for a full day every fortnight,” said fertility specialist Dr Lakshmi Ravikanti. When Fertility Associates first began operations in Tauranga 15 years ago, it ran a monthly clinic. This frequency increased in line with demand. By 2010, it Read more...
pregnant_woman 02 IVF Success Predicted in New Individualized Test - A simple online test may give women considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) a much more accurate idea of their chances of a live birth on the first try, compared with a model based on age alone, the authors of a new study say. The test, called PreIVF-Diversity (PreIVF-D), uses the patient’s age, body mass index, day 3 follicle-stimulating hormone level, and medical and fertility history, as well as a semen analysis, to estimate her chances of a live birth resulting from her first IVF treatment. In the study, published online March 21 and in the June issue of Fertility and Sterility, researchers used data from 3 clinics in North America and Read more...
Fertility services Fertility Services - Many couples are unable to conceive a child and need some sort of assisted fertility treatment. At the moment, the rates of success of different treatments are rising but there’s no guarantee of success, which means that it’s not uncommon for couple to have to try one or more treatments more than once. Below is a listing of the most common fertility services available in Mexicali, Mexico. Artificial Insemination Artificial insemination is typically used when the sperm count of the man is low or his sperm quality is low. It involves treating the sperm and inserting the sperm into the womb with the use of a catheter. IVF: In Vitro Read more...