In Vitro Fertilization in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to In Vitro Fertilization in Cancun

Last fact-checked: 4 February 2020

Looking for more affordable in vitro fertilization treatment? In Cancun, you can save thousands compared to back home. Book your treatment at one of our quality-checked clinics to maximize your chances of success.

Why IVF?

Anybody who’s experienced difficulty conceiving will know how frustrating it can be. For some couples without the financial resources for innovative treatments like IVF, it can be heartbreaking.  

Being unable to conceive can be caused by several issues, sometimes related to male infertility, sometimes to female infertility or sometimes to causes that can’t be identified.

With a success rate of around 25%, in vitro fertilization is a process in which an egg extracted and fertilized by sperm outside of the body, usually in a test tube

Why Should I Consider IVF in Cancun?

The chance to recharge batteries and relax on vacation is one of the reasons couples choose Cancun. As a popular tourist destination, it has all the right ingredients for a great vacation spot with all the services and amenities both medical and traditional tourists want.

Sometimes, just getting away from it all can actually help with the process of in vitro fertilization. No-one really knows why, but it may be something to do with you being more relaxed that you finally get pregnant. Cancun offers an idyllic setting to help you feel calm—a beautiful coastline, pristine, sandy white beaches surrounded by sparkling azure-color waters and plenty of other vacation activities to enjoy.

Many couples from across the world are discovering the benefits of traveling to Cancun for their fertility treatments. Obviously a big plus point is the cost, which is at least 50% lower than at home; as many couples often have to have several rounds of IVF before they conceive, this is a major benefit. 

Why Book with Medical Departures?

When you opt to have IVF treatment at one of our quality-checked facilities Cancun, you can be sure that a complete array of tests will be carried out to discover the reason(s) you are unable to conceive. Following this step, the appropriate treatment(s) will be carried out to maximize the chances of conception. 

Medical tourists will obviously want to ensure that healthcare facilities are up-to-scratch—and Cancun scores highly in this regard, with many of our partner hospitals being Joint Commission International-accredited. We have partnered with a number of quality fertility centers in the area, making sure that all of those listed on our site are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to give couples the best choices across the whole area of assisted reproduction techniques.

Medical Departures provides complete listings for fertility clinics in Cancun. High-definition photos and real patient reviews accompany doctor qualifications, professional memberships and prices to make choosing a clinic and doctor as easy as possible.

How Long Does the IVF Procedure Take and What Does it Entail?

You will usually have to stay in Cancun for around 10 days to complete all of the necessary steps in the IVF treatment cycle. This may differ depending on each couple, but they generally follow these five steps:

  1. Egg production: Egg production is stimulated with medication, and blood tests and scans are regularly undertaken to monitor this.

  2. Egg collection: Once the eggs have developed, a small surgical procedure is carried out to extract them.

  3. Sperm collection: A sperm sample is collected from the male

  4. Sperm and eggs are combined: Sperm and eggs are combined in a laboratory process called insemination. The combined sperm and eggs are kept in the ideal conditions for fertilization to take place and are checked closely for signs of cell division. Once the cells have divided, fertilization has taken place.

  5. Transplantation of fertilized eggs: After fertilization, the fertilized eggs (now the embryos) are placed into the uterus.

What is the Cost of IVF Treatment in Cancun compared to the United States or Canada?

In vitro fertilization in Cancun costs at least 50% lower than in the United States.

To get started, take a look at these three leading clinics and book your treatment with Medical Departures to lock in the best price online. You can also see updated prices for treatment and the various ways to book online: 

How Do I Book?

Search our listing to find a fertility clinic in Cancun for your IVF.

Our Customer Care Team can be reached via the toll-free number if you’ve any questions about in vitro fertilization in Cancun.


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