IVF clinics in Bangkok serve thousands of patients every year and the fertility industry in Thailand has evolved well in the past decade. If you are also thinking about IVF in Bangkok, you must be overwhelmed with the large number of clinics, most with near-perfect reviews.
IVF is an invasive, time and money-consuming procedure, which most people will only do once or twice in their live. Ofcourse you want to find the best fertility clinic in Bangkok that meets all your requirements. It is imperative that you know how to select your IVF clinic and what questions to ask your fertility expert before making the decision.
Reviews for IVF Bangkok are mostly all positive but you don’t know which ones to trust. It is best to not just rely on the reviews but also consult with different doctors to see who you feel the most comfortable with.
Infertility is distressing and if going into IVF makes many people nervous but if you research well and have answers to all your questions, you should feel on top of things before you plan your treatment.
Below we try to answer some of the common questions regarding IVF in Bangkok:
What is the maximum age for IVF treatment?
There is no fixed maximum age for the treatment, but IVF in women over 40 years is known to have only a 12% chance of success because most of the eggs have gone bad by then.
However, even if you’re past the ideal age of conception, you need not get disheartened as these factors are different for different women and conceptions happen even after 40. You can do some of these fertility tests for women and send in the reports to see your chances.
Also, with PGS technology, the doctors are now able to choose the best quality embryos to implant so the chances of success are much higher.
If you are already around your mid 40s and not enough eggs can be retrieved, you may want to consider IVF with donor eggs.
Who is unsuitable for IVF?
IVF is the gold standard treatment for infertile couples but may not be for everyone. IVF is contraindicated in the below cases:
- Mental problems that make a woman unsuitable to carry a pregnancy
- Malformations of the uterine cavity that make embryo growth impossible
- Benign tumors of the uterus
- Ovarian tumors
- Serious heart problems, excessive diabetes, hypertension
- Acute inflammatory diseases
- Cancer patients
Doctors for IVF in Bangkok
How many embryos will you implant?
One or two embryos are transferred to avoid the risk of multiple pregnancies. If the remaining embryos are good in quality, you may choose to freeze them for future use.
What is cost of the IVF in Bangkok?
The cost of IVF in Bangkok starts from THB 175,000 or $5,500 inclusive of medications, doctor’s and anesthesiologist’s fee, egg retrieval, fertilization and lab fee, embryo culture, and freezing of additional embryos. The cost can go upto $11,500, with additional services like genetic screening of embryos, assisted hatching, etc.
What additional costs could be incurred?
If you traveling to Bangkok for IVF from a different city or country, you will have to incur travel and accommodation expenses for your entire duration of stay.
The living costs in Thailand are not very high and you can get a decent place to stay for 15-20 days in the budget of around $1,000 – $1,500.
What if the IVF cycle is left incomplete?
If you are getting ovarian stimulation under the doctor’s observation and it is not producing the desired effect, it will be called off.
You will be monitored through the stimulation phase and the doctor will be able to check for any signs of untoward developments.
If, however oocyte retrieval is done and you cannot proceed with the completion of your IVF cycle for some other reason, the eggs may be kept frozen for future use.
How many days are required?
For a cycle of IVF with fresh embryo transfer (without PGS), you will need 15-18 days, starting on day 2 of your period.
If you need IVF + PGS, the embryos will have to be frozen and you can only get the embryo transfer in the next cycle, after the genetic testing has been done and the results have been sent.
Best IVF clinic in Bangkok
We work only with clinics that meet our standards of patient service and care. They also have the following accreditations and certifications:
- Thailand’s first embryologist to be certified by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
- First IVF clinic in Thailand to be certified by the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Certification Committee (RTAC) of the Fertility society of Australia (FSA)
- Assessed and certified ISO 9001:2008
- Laboratory registered in the following schemes of the UK NEQAS for embryology and semen analysis.
What languages do you speak?
Besides English and Thai, there are interpreters for Chinese, Japanese, Bahasa-Indonesian, Vietnamese, Khmer-Cambodian, Burmese, etc.
If you have more questions for any of our associate IVF doctors in Thailand or want to get some information about special plans or getting started on IVF, get in touch.