Looking at affordable IVF treatments? In-vitro fertilization in Pattaya may be the answer with good-quality clinics and the chance to relax in a holiday destination.
Infertility problems can be caused by a number of factors. This may be due to blocked fallopian tubes in the woman or insufficient or poor quality sperm in the man. Or there may be no known reason for infertility. In-vitro means outside the body, so the egg and sperm join outside the body and the resulting embryo (usually more than one) is implanted in the uterus. If successful, the pregnancy should proceed normally.
This is one of the many assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) that are used for conception difficulties and to help women carry a baby to term. The babies born using this technique are called test tube babies, only because they are fused in a test tube or incubator. The procedure is now commonplace and popular for couples facing fertility problems for various reasons.
In-vitro fertilization is an expensive procedure. As the success rate of IVF is not very high – it depends on a host of factors – you may have to undergo many IVF cycles before you are successfully pregnant.
If you have to stay for two or three cycles or more in Pattaya, you can rest assured that the cost of living is very low in Thailand. The cost of the procedure, too, is very affordable. You can afford to undergo more cycles, boosting your chances of success. Plus you get to live in a nice place which is a premier tourist destination with many facilities.
As far as safety and standards are concerned then you should have no worries about the facilities. Most are state-of-the-art with internationally-recognised protocols.
You really need very good doctors and ancillary medical staff who are trained in fertility aspects and are also otherwise qualified. That is why it is best to go through a site like Medical Departures which runs checks on the medical qualifications, the kind of facilities, the equipment and the communication skills of the people who you will be in touch with.
This safety factor is important when you are going in for IVF treatment as your lack of stress will contribute to a successful pregnancy in a shorter time.
In-vitro fertilization alone does not take much time. But there is a process involved before fertilization. The woman has to take fertility drugs at a particular time of the menstrual cycle to stimulate the formation of multiple eggs. These eggs are retrieved, usually under anesthesia. At the same time, the male partner has to give sperm.
The sperm and eggs are put together in a hospitable environment in incubators. They are then monitored to see whether fertilization and cell division have occurred.
Between three and five days later, the resulting embryos are transferred. Usually more than one fertilized egg is transferred so there is greater chance of a successful implantation and pregnancy. However, this may result in multiple births, so you have to decide with the doctor how many embryos you want transferred. If you want the viable embryos can even be frozen for a future pregnancy or if the first cycle is not successful.
After this procedure you may be advised to rest for a day or you may carry on with your normal activities, depending on your health. You will have to take hormones for a few weeks to facilitate the process. Between the 12th and 14th day after a blood test will confirm whether or not you are pregnant. Each IVF cycle takes four to six weeks.
The cost of one cycle of IVF in Pattaya starts at around AUD 3,200 and goes up depending on the facility you select and other factors. If you have to pay out of pocket in Australia you will pay around AUD 8,000.
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