Couples who are experiencing difficulty conceiving may consider in-vitro fertilisation or IVF as it is more commonly known, as an option. However, wherever you have IVF treatment in the world, it is expensive, and with no guarantees of success, so it will inevitably be a tough decision. As cost is such a significant factor, an increasing number of couples are choosing to IVF treatment in Bangkok. However, the cost is not the only reason why we are seeing so many people take this option.
Well Established Clinics Offering World Class Levels of Care
While, of course, the cost is often the main factor when deciding to undergo IVF treatment in Bangkok, there are many other benefits, most notably being the available levels of care. Here at First Fertility, we have state-of-the-art equipment that is on a par with any clinic in the world. Our clinic is completely sterile, and our team members have received the highest levels of training that are available in Thailand. We are a well-established clinic with an excellent reputation, and the naturally warm and welcoming nature of Thai people will put you immediately at ease.
How Much Does IVF Treatment Cost in Thailand?
Although it is impossible to give definitive prices without knowing your personal circumstances, as a guide, you would typically expect to pay between $7,000 and $12,000. This price covers all aspects of standard care, although, naturally, it does not include any unwanted complications, which, fortunately, are rare. It should also be emphasised that everyone’s situation is different so you may require some additional treatment, but this will be explained to you and be included in a written quotation.
Naturally, if you are travelling from overseas, you will also need living expenses for around a four to eight-week stay in Thailand. How much this will cost will depend very much on your lifestyle, but it should be no more than approximately $6,000. This combined figure for treatment and accommodation is still considerably cheaper than having therapy in the west.
How Long Does an IVF Cycle Take?
An IVF cycle will last between six and eight weeks, and you should be in Thailand for the duration of the treatment. The first part of the process involves taking birth control medication followed by a procedure known as Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) which stimulates your ovaries to produce more mature eggs than usual.
After this, there will be the fertilisation period, the embryo transfer and the monitoring. During the entire cycle, you will be required to make frequent trips to the clinic so that we can observe your progress.
Other courses of fertility treatment can take less time, but you should speak to a member of our team about what is best for you. It is vital that you have the appropriate visa for Thailand before you embark on any treatment. Again, this is something that we can assist you with.
Thailand is a Beautiful Country
For many people choosing IVF treatment in Bangkok, they decide to take a vacation in the country and explore its rich heritage, sandy beaches, temples and the excellent year-round climate. If you are in the country, it is well worth making the most of your time here. In addition, a relaxing experience may also increase your chances of conceiving! Thailand is now one of the leading medical tourism destinations in the world and welcomes patient from Europe, America, Australia, as well as other parts of Asia.
What is the Best Way to Select an IVF Clinic in Thailand?
Regardless of where you were to receive IVF treatment, you want to be confident that you are attending the best clinic or hospital available. One of the best ways to choose a clinic is a personal recommendation; however, if that is not possible, you will need to conduct your own research and perform some due diligence. Some of the answers that you must establish include:
- You want to know that the clinic is credible, so it is critical that you read all the reviews from a variety of sources
- We would strongly advise you to check the credentials and experience of the doctor who will be performing your treatment. A reputable clinic will be more than happy to provide this information and would expect you to ask
- Try to gather as much information as possible regarding the professionalism and reliability of the practice. Sadly, some clinics are out merely for financial gain and put this ahead of their patients’ needs
- Check that they will be able to communicate with you and speak your native tongue or you should be confident that you have sufficient comprehension of Thai or English
- Make sure that the statistics that they provide you with are meaningful and not misleading. Always try to compare like for like data
What IVF Treatment is Illegal in Thailand?
As a professional and ethical clinic, First Fertility will never consider breaking the laws of the Kingdom under any circumstances. The following activities are illegal in Thailand:
- The use of commercial egg donors for IVF treatment
- The use of commercial sperm donors is prohibited
- Gender selection is also illegal
- In Thailand, it is not possible to have IVF treatment if you are a single mother or father
At First Fertility, we offer a range of packages that will help to make your stay in Thailand more pleasant as well as being beneficial for your IVF treatment. We would like to invite you to speak to a member of our team to determine what the best options are for you and your family.
What Can You Do Before Travelling?
We fully appreciate that the decision to undergo IVF treatment is a big and costly one. We, therefore, recommend that you prepare yourself beforehand as much as possible. We suggest that you and your partner check your fertility status and speak to your doctors about whether IVF treatment is suitable for you. Of course, the tests can be conducted in Thailand, but it could save you a lot of expense and heartache if you have them before travel.