In Vitro Fertilization in Kuala Lumpur

The Ultimate Guide to In Vitro Fertilization in Kuala Lumpur

In vitro fertilization in Kuala Lumpur is one of the assisted reproductive techniques that can help you have a baby if you or your partner have fertility problems. More than five million babies have been born worldwide using this technique that was successfully pioneered in 1978. Called in vitro fertilization, because the actual conception happens outside the womb, in a special incubator, this method has enabled couples to conceive under what were earlier considered to be impossible circumstances.

Assisted reproductive techniques like in vitro fertilization can be used by people facing problems like:

fallopian tubes removed
fallopian tubes damaged
fallopian tubes blocked
no known cause for infertility
ovulation problems or ovulation failure
low sperm count
low sperm motility

Just one of these is sufficient to result in infertility, but some couples face a double whammy, particularly if both partners are affected.

Why consider in vitro fertilization in Kuala Lumpur?

In vitro fertilization is a complicated process and it is expensive as well. While you may get some insurance or rebates, you will still have to co-pay a great deal. In Kuala Lumpur you can afford to get more cycles done as the cost per cycle is reasonable. Plus you get to stay in a great place where the cost of living is so much cheaper.

Kuala Lumpur has numerous sightseeing attractions, dining options, shopping; even just relaxing in a laid back atmosphere, in good weather is a great idea. So if you want to combine a holiday in KL along with IVF treatment, you have a two in one deal at an affordable price.

Why should you not book on your own?

Being successfully pregnant is possibly a dream you have nurtured for quite some time. And you have probably already made the rounds of doctors and tests to find out what is wrong. If you want to undergo IVF in a foreign country it is all the more important to find out the details of all the aspects of the doctors and clinics you want to go to, such as whether they are affiliated with any international organisations like the Joint Commission International.

What you will find is that there is scant information available on various websites, even those that say that they are the experts. If there is extra information, it will all be positive, but you will not know how true it is. When you go through Medical Departures you can be assured that we check out the qualifications, accreditations, experience and training of the doctors to make sure of the facts. We also investigate the hospitals and clinics and the staff and equipment to ascertain that everything is above board and of the standards that you are used to.

How much time does in vitro fertilization take and is there any downtime associated with it?

The actual fertilization is over very fast, but there is a process associated with it, particularly pre IVF. You have first to undergo tests, and take medicines to stimulate the growth of more eggs. The eggs are then harvested at the right time, when they are mature. At the same time the partner has to around to give sperm. The eggs and sperm and then put together to fertilize. After three to five days the pre-determined number of embryos is transferred to the uterus. Other successful embryos may be frozen at this stage for future cycles – either if this one is not successful or even for use after few years if you want another baby.

Once pregnancy has been successfully established, you may have to take injections or medications as per medical advice. After fertilization, you may want to wait to see how it progresses and then go back home; if the first cycle is not successful, you may have to undergo further cycles. Each cycle can take between four and six weeks.

What is the cost of IVF in Kuala Lumpur?

The success rate of IVF is around 25 percent, though with subsequent cycles the success rate increases. For each cycle there are associated costs like blood tests, imaging tests, consultation, medication and other pre and post treatment expenses. While you may get some insurance costs for some of the elements, you will still be out of pocket for other expenses.

In Kuala Lumpur, you can pay a starting rate of AUD 4,500, which is affordable. In Australia, if you get no rebates and no insurance payments, you pay at a starting price of AUD 8,000. This can increase a great deal when you add other fees, successful embryo freezing and tests.

What now?

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur combined with IVF treatment will boost the chances of a successful pregnancy. Book with Medical Departures for a great experience. Look below on ways to contact us for in vitro fertilization in Kuala Lumpur.

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