Affordable Private IVF Fertility Treatment Abroad Avoiding NHS Waiting Times
In vitro is a method of assisted reproductive treatment, which is cheaper abroad, in which ovum and sperm are combined in laboratory, outside a woman’s body. Obtained from this fusion embryos are then transferred into the uterus, where they grow into a baby in clinics abroad.
Female factor: Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, problem with ovulation, hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, insemination failures, low ovarian reserve
Male factor: Poor sperm quality (including sperm count and sperm motility), history of genital infection, testicular trauma, aspermia, exposure of the genitals to high temperatures.
In classic in Vitro Fertilization the collected sperm is processed and mixed with oocytes in culture media on a special dish several hours after the puncture. The plate is left in incubator which provides conditions similar to the woman’s womb: temperature 37C, high humidity, a proper concentration of CO2 and O2. Fertilization occurs within 18-20 hours. The embryo transfer is performed 2 or 3 days after egg retrieval in clinics abroad. Embryos may also grow for 5 day till blastocyst stage. The decision is always based on the number and quality of the embryos. Currently, to increase chances of fertilization, classic in Vitro is replaced by ICSI/IMSI techniques. ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is the method of in Vitro Fertilization where individual sperm cell is selected by embryologist, placed in a specialized micromanipulation tool, and then injected directly into cytoplasm of the oocytes. Cells are kept in incubator like in classic in Vitro. The In vitro treatment abroad can be done privately which will cost you less and be much cheaper than if you were not abroad.
The next day, approximately, after 18-20 hours the oocytes are cleaned of the granule cells layer and it can be determined which ones have been fertilized. Mostly, 2-3 day after egg retrieval the embryo transfer is performed. IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection) is the most advanced method of in Vitro Fertilization where the best quality spermatozoa is examined at a very high magnification (about 1008x optical, 6000x digital) and selected for fertilization. IMSI method increases chances of getting pregnant and reduces the number of miscarriage.
Why patients chose to have infertility treatment abroad?
There are more than one reasons depending on diagnose, required treatment, costs and others, these reasons include:
– Costs of total infertility treatment – infertility treatment abroad can often be found at a fraction of the price in the UK.
– No waiting lists for infertility treatment –NHS are having long waiting lists for infertility treatment surgery (over 18 week), but by travelling abroad you can get treatment significantly sooner. And in almost all cases you will be able to get refund infertility treatment abroad.
– Specialised services – private clinics abroad tend to offer specialised fertility specialists, well educated medical staff newest medical equipment. In situations when you are paying for service, you are expecting high level service.
Some infertility treatments are be covered by NHS and can be refunded, if infertility treatment is received in a private clinic abroad. Infertility treatment treatment abroad could be alternative you can afford.
It is possible to receive infertility treatment consultation in London.