India - IVF

IVF in India was first performed successfully in 1981, resulting in the birth of Durga, just three months after the world’s first IVF baby was born in Britain. In the two decades since then, thousands of babies have been born at various IVF clinics in India.

Given the sheer volume of domestic and foreign patients they treat, Indian IVF doctors are some of the most experienced in the world. And considering the cheaper medical system, you could arguably get surprisingly low-cost IVF packages in India.

It is important to note here that you must not be tempted by the low cost of IVF alone, and that you must ask questions and go with a doctor/clinic that is able to answer your questions and makes you feel confident about the treatment.

Nevertheless, you should not have any concerns over the quality of the IVF treatment just because it is priced lower. The low cost of IVF in India is attributed to the lower cost of living in the country, and as you will see, everything is quite economical.


Connect with your preferred IVF doctor here or get in touch through the form on this page, so a coordinator will assist you in connecting with the right doctor, according to your case. Request for Infertility Aide specials for IVF in India.


Cost of IVF in India

IVF cost in India starts from $3,600 and goes upto $4,500. The cost of IVF varies by destination cities in India and is inclusive of:

  • Consultation
  • IVF lab fees
  • Doctor and anesthesiologist fee
  • Stimulation medications
  • Lab tests and general investigations
  • Counseling and follow-ups


U.S. U.K. India Australia Israel
$18,500 $15,000 $4,000 $12,000 $6,500

Metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai are obviously a little more expensive than the smaller cities but we work only with reputed IVF clinics/chains anywhere.

Some of the top IVF centers and most experienced IVF doctors of India (including those honored with National Awards) are working with Infertility Aide to make affordable IVF available to all.


*Prices may vary with the value of dollar against the rupee; and are subject to change without any notice


Selecting your IVF clinic in India

IVF has become the ‘gold standard’ treatment for infertile couples and given the high demand of IVF, many small, unauthorized IVF centers have cropped up over time.

Opening their little doors without adequate equipment or supervision, sometimes, these clinics thrive merely on the grounds of aggressive promotion.

It is advisable to look for a quality IVF center that is committed to patient care and is concerned with honest practice of medicine instead of simply being a demonstration of purified air and fancy rooms.

Honesty and integrity are the two things we look for before associating with any doctor, and we also recommend you to conduct independent research and look for these qualities before making your IVF investment.


IVF Procedure & time required

The first step is to examine the investigation reports you have from your GP. Once you have finalized your IVF destination, send in your investigation reports and medical history for evaluation and receiving your treatment plan.

If you need an online consultation before travelling, we will set it up with the doctor. (Consultation fee is applicable).

You will need to be in India for 2-3 weeks, starting on the first day of your period. Ovarian stimulation drugs will be administered over the next 10-14 days, followed by a trigger shot, after which eggs will be collected under anesthesia.

These eggs will be mixed with the semen sample and the embryos so formed are kept in the lab for 3-5 days, after which they will be transferred into your uterus.

You can stay the next 2 weeks for confirmation of pregnancy or fly back home after taking approval from your doctor in 1-2 days after embryo transfer.

If the IVF antagonist protocol is recommended in your situation, you will have to take suppression hormones for 12-28 days before starting your IVF cycle. Read the IVF procedure details here to understand it better.


Donor egg IVF in India

Should you need IVF with donor eggs, we will help you select a donor that matches your preference—Caucasian, African, Asian, etc.

Donor egg cost is not included in the above packages.

You can send us your preferred profile for egg donor, and we will get back to you with the availability of the closest possible matches and the estimated cost of hiring an egg donor.

Egg donation in India is legally allowed but it is supposed to be done anonymously. The donor and the intending parents do not find out each others identities.

PGD/PGS in India

If either of the parents have genetic problems that can be transferred to the offspring, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, also referred to as PGD testing, is recommended.

For IVF with PGD testing in India, you will spend an extra $3,000 – $4,000 on the cost of IVF to have the quality and genetic make-up of embryos tested before they are transferred to your uterus.

Many doctors advise that PGS helps improve IVF success rates as it allows the best quality embryo to be selected for transfer. Independent research has corroborated this fact and PGS experts around the world swear by its efficacy in improving IVF success.

NOTE: Not all patients benefit from PGS testing; it is recommended more for women over 35, especially those closer to 40 years or above.

During your consultation, you can discuss with the doctor if PGS is recommended in your situation.


What are the success rates?

It is natural to question about the success rates before you going in for IVF, but you must know that IVF success rates are not reliable.

Success rates are not a good measure of any clinic’s capacity because they can be manipulated.

Each patient has individual health and medical factors that will affect IVF outcomes. While the average success rates are 50-60% in most of our associate clinics, I would advise caution while selecting an IVF clinic based on its success rate, because there is no way to verify what factors have been considered and whether the same will be applicable in your case.

Instead, you should connect with your doctor, ask questions that are specific to your situation, and make your decision based on that.

Even the US CDC recommends that you decide the treatment after consultation with your doctor because ART success rates can vary in the context of individual factors for each patient.


Legal guidelines for IVF in India

While the rules for IVF in India are quite liberal, India does not allow:

  • Commercial surrogacy for foreign nationals
  • Gender selection with IVF


Before traveling to India for IVF

You must already have some investigation reports from your local doctor. If not, you can consider getting the below tests for an online consultation before you travel:

For female partner

  • AMH
  • Prolactin
  • TSH, T3, T4
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • FSH – Follicle stimulating hormone
  • LH – Luteinizing Hormone
  • TVS scan (ultrasound)


For husband

Semen analysis

Travel tips for India

  • Prepare for heat and humidity if you travel during summer months (May-September)
  • Expect traffic, noisy, crowded streets
  • Avoid street food and put your haggling skills to good use if you make any small purchases
  • The food can be spicy for a Western palate but you will find everything from Starbucks to KFC. At other places, you can just tell them to keep it low on spices.
  • While the above might concern you, know that India is a land of diversity and contrasts and there is plenty of entertainment

Once inside the clinic, you will find neat, well-equipped facilities, with staff and doctors that speak fluent English. Most of our associate doctors have advanced training and education from reputed institutions of the world and they are well aware of international standards in fertility treatments.


For more information about IVF in India, doctor recommendations, and to get your custom package details, get in touch via the form on this page or right to use at care(a) Please provide complete medical history and your exact requirements.

*Prices may vary with the value of dollar against the rupee; and are subject to change without any notice