IVF in India was first performed successfully back in 1981, resulting in the birth of Durga, just three months after the world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, was born in Britain. In the four decades since then, thousands of babies have been born at various IVF clinics in India as more doctors cater to the growing demand of artificial reproductive treatments (ART).
Given the sheer volume of domestic and foreign patients they treat, Indian IVF doctors are some of the most experienced in the world. Considering the lower-cost of living and healthcare, you could arguably get surprisingly affordable IVF packages in India.
It is important that you’re not compromising on quality or being tempted by the low cost of IVF alone. You must ask questions, consult with doctors, and go with a clinic that makes you feel comfortable and confident about the treatment.
Infertility Aide clinics works with only a few IVF clinics in India that uphold our values of service and satisfaction. To consult with our trusted doctors, get in touch via the form on this page.
IVF doctors in India
Consult with any of our trusted fertility experts in India and get your treatment plan before you travel.
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Being an Infertility Aide trusted doctor means that we find them to be honest and fair in their practice.
Consult with your preferred IVF doctor(s) 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 specific situation. Request for Infertility Aide specials for IVF in India.
Cost of IVF in India
IVF cost in India is between $4,000 and $4,500. It is inclusive of:
- IVF lab fees
- Doctor and anesthesiologist fee
- Stimulation medications
- Egg retrieval
- IVF and ICSI
- Embryo culture upto blastocyst stage
- Embryo transfer
- FREE embryo freezing and storage for 6 months
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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 well-equipped, accredited IVF center that is committed to patient care and is concerned with honest practice of medicine.
Selecting the right IVF clinic is the single most important step you’d take in your journey towards parenthood, so don’t make this decision in rush or just by reading reviews on the internet.
If you see, these days the rating of almost all clinics is more than 90% positive as the reviews are carefully managed by PR agencies. Part of Infertility Aide’s mission is to fight these fake reviews in healthcare industry as they are highly misleading and rather detrimental for potential patients.
IVF Procedure & time required
The first step is to examine the investigations and blood reports you already have, so the doctor can understand your situation.
If you need an online consultation before traveling, we’ll set it up so you can ask questions, the doctor can understand your medical history, and provide you a treatment plan and timeline.
If you want to get a second opinion, please request your case manager and we’ll arrange it.
You will need to plan atleast 18-20 days for the treatment, 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 fertilized 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 return home after taking approval from your doctor in 1-2 days after embryo transfer.
If the IVF antagonist protocol is recommended in your situation, the doctor will prescribe 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
IVF with donor eggs is legal in India and mostly women donate eggs for monetary benefits. The guidelines by the Indian Council of Medical Research suggest that:
- Egg donation has to be anonymous and confidential
- The donor will sign a contract giving up her right on the donated gametes
However, the lack of medical regulation and proper guidelines in India means that the rules are all open to interpretation and there is no control over how many times a donor donates or what the clinic can or cannot commit to patients. There is also no proper record of the donors previous activities.
Since you cannot see the pictures or meet the donor, you have to be extra careful in what is being promised and delivered to you.
There are also some clinics that will share pictures of donors but that means they are operating out of legal guidelines and it could be a hassle for you later.
Genetic testing with IVF
If you or your partner have genetic problems that could be transferred to the offspring, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, also referred to as PGD testing, is recommended.
The cost PGD testing in India starts from $1,500/4 embryos. It varies with the complexity and goal of the test and the number of embryos to be tested.
This allows the embryologist to check the quality and genetic make-up of embryos before they are transferred to your uterus, thus enhacing the possibility of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
It is now believed that that PGS helps improve IVF success as it allows the doctor to screen all the embryos and select only the healthiest ones for transfer.
Independent research has corroborated this fact and genetic testing experts around the world encourage the use of NGS for improving IVF success.
However, not all patients benefit from PGS testing in IVF and it doesn’t guarantee a successful pregnancy. The benefits of PGT are more significant for women over 35, especially those closer to 40 years or above as the chances of chromosomal abnormalities are higher in older eggs.
Note: Gender selection with PGS is illegal in India and is a criminal offense. Please do not contact for gender selection; we do not entertain such queries.
If you need affordable IVF with the most trusted fertility experts in India for genuine reasons, get in touch via the contact form.
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. Besides, you’ll see many clinic advertising higher-than-others success rates but unless there is a strict third-party verification, those advertisements mean very little.
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. With Infertility Aide, you can also get second-opinions with some of the world’s most trusted IVF experts.
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
The lack of proper regulation means that IVF guidelines in India are quite liberal, but you must note the below
- Commercial surrogacy for foreign nationals is banned
- Gender selection with IVF is strictly illegal
- If you need egg or sperm donors, they cannot be known individuals. The donor programs in India require complete anonymity of the donor.
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
- Hormone profile: AMH, Prolactin, Estradiol, Progesterone, Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Luteinizing hormone (LH),
- Thyroid profile: TSH, T3, T4
- Ultrasound: Transvaginal scan (TVS)
- Semen analysis
If you’ve never been to India, the below tips may help you prepare on what to expect:
- 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 write to us at care(a)infertilityaide.com. Please provide complete medical history and your exact requirements.
Lee, H. L., McCulloh, D. H., Hodes-Wertz, B., Adler, A., McCaffrey, C., & Grifo, J. A. (2015). In vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic screening improves implantation and live birth in women age 40 through 43. Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics, 32(3), 435–444. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-014-0417-7
ART Success Rates, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention