In vitro fertilisation is procedure that helps infertile couples become pregnant with a child who is genetically related to one or both parents. During in vitro fertilsation, a team of fertility doctors extract sperm cells and egg cells from both partners, or in some cases the doctors may use donated sperm and eggs. The eggs are then fertilised with the sperm in a controlled environment outside the woman's body. When the embryos reach a certain stage in development, they are implanted into the woman's uterus. In vitro fertilisation is a very delicate and expensive procedure. In the US, the cost is around $15,000, while in the UK the price is around £6,000. Patients can save money by visiting a fertility clinic abroad.
In Mexico and Argentina, the cost of IVF treatments is only $4,500 or £3,000. Fertility doctors in Latin America often study in some the best medical schools in the US and UK. Doctors are trained in the latest techniques for gamete extraction and in vitro fertilisation. Clinics are clean, modern, and equipped with the most advanced tools and medicines. Doctors and nurses speak English, so patients can ask questions and discuss their concerns. Fertility doctors will advise patients on how many embryos should be implanted in the uterus.
In Eastern Europe, the top destinations for in vitro fertilisation are Poland and Ukraine. Here, the cost of IVF treatments is about $3,000 or £2,000. Fertility doctors in Eastern Europe stay current with the latest research in test tube fertilisation. Clinics are staffed with caring nurses and doctors who speak English.