Around 10% of women in their reproductive years have difficulty getting or staying pregnant. Of these women, some struggle with infertility, which means they are not able to get pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. If you have been diagnosed with infertility, IVF may be a good option for you.
IVF stands for in-vitro fertilization. IVF is the process of combining the egg and sperm in a laboratory setting to assist with conception. The embryo or embryos are then transferred to the recipient’s uterus. IVF is the most common treatment used for infertility, and it accounts for 99% of assisted reproductive technology. Each year, about 1 in 100 babies in the United States are born thanks to this assisted reproductive technology.
While each person’s journey and situation is unique, a typical IVF cycle takes around 4-7 weeks to complete, from the beginning of the process to the end.
● You must first wait for your eggs to mature
● The doctor then retrieves the eggs
● The eggs are fertilized with the sperm
● The embryos are then inserted into the uterus
The response and success rates vary with each individual and couple, and greatly depend on your age as well as your particular infertility cause.
Again, the cost of IVF varies with each unique situation and family, depending on the amount of medication required, where you live, and how many cycles are necessary in order to conceive. On average, one cycle of IVF costs about $12,500 in the United States. Please note that Pacific Reproductive Center has financing, special offers, and multi-cycle discounts to help alleviate some of these costs.