Thousands of foreigners fly to Thailand for infertility treatments every year, because the costs are lower, the doctors are known to be nice and thorough, and the treatment standards are excellent. If you are also thinking about IVF in Bangkok, you must have a lot of questions regarding the treatment, the time required, and the doctor himself.
It can be unnerving to travel to a foreign destination for a treatment as sensitive as IVF but if you research well and have answers to all your questions, you should feel on top of things before you travel there.
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, 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.
Are there any conditions that make a case unacceptable for IVF?
- 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
How many embryos will you place at one time?
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 lowest cost of IVF in Bangkok starts from around $8,000 and it goes upto $12,500, depending upon your personal requirements.
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. Ofcourse, if you want to stay in a luxurious place, you will have to shell out more.
What if the cycle cannot be completed due to some reason?
If you are getting ovarian stimulation under the doctor’s observation and it is not producing the desired effect, it will be called off.
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 would I need to be in Bangkok for?
If you are going for a fresh cycle of IVF (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 need another 5-15 days for completion of your IVF cycle. If you are pressed for time and you don’t want to stay that long, you may choose to get the embryo transplant on a separate trip take another trip of 4-5 days.
How will I know that I am not being under/over stimulated?
You will be monitored through the stimulation phase and the doctor will be able to check for any signs of untoward developments.
Accreditations and certifications
- Thailand’s first embryologist to be certified by theEuropean 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, we have interpreters for Chinese, Japanese, Bahasa-Indonesian, Vietnamese, Khmer-Cambodian, Burmese, etc.
If you have more questions for Dr. Wiwat (Hari Jam Tempat), please get in touch via the form on the right. Please provide complete and accurate information so they can get back to you quickly.