Invitro fertilization or IVF treatment is the gold-standard for couples facing fertility problems and it could be your way to achieve a pregnancy, but you must have complete information before committing to this rather demanding procedure. Success rates in IVF can be misleading and reviews on the internet can be manipulated. With so many clinics for IVF in Malaysia, how do you select the one that is just right for you?
Infertility Aide is dedicated to connecting you with the most skilled doctors and honest practices for IVF treatments. We only work with a select few doctors/clinics in Asia and have constantly received excellent feedback from our clients.
How much does IVF in Malaysia cost?
IVF cost starts from RM18,500 (around $4,399)—inclusive of drugs, embryo transfer, and doctor’s fee.
If this low cost of IVF In Malaysia triggers any concerns over the quality of treatment, you can put those concerns to rest because the lower costs are attributed to the low cost of living in the country and the relatively cheaper medications.
The Malaysian medical system is possibly Asia’s best kept secret. Healthcare is affordable, the hospitals are excellent, and language is not a problem—most people speak multiple languages and English is widely spoken.
It is important to go into IVF feeling confident about the doctor and the clinic you have chosen, and it is also important to feel relaxed and confident in your choice as stress is not good for conception. We encourage you to ask questions and settle all your concerns before flying to Malaysia for IVF.
We can arrange for a paid online consultation with the doctor, if you prefer to know your doctor and ask specific questions regarding your treatment.
You must also remember to factor in the cost of travel and hotels or serviced apartments, which could be another $2,000 – $4,000, depending upon your preferences.
What is the success rate of IVF in Malaysia?
Clinical pregnancy rate in women under 35 (fresh and frozen embryo cycles): over 72%
These are some of the highest success rates, not just in Asia but in the world.
You have to understand that while IVF success rates can be misleading, as a lot depends upon your individual factors and gamete quality. But extensive research and a commitment to bring the best ART has allowed these doctors to explore factors that can help a couple conceive, hence the high success rates.
Even though it adds to the expense, PGS technology allows the doctors to select the best quality embryo, which in turn raises the chances of successful conception and a healthy pregnancy. This efficacy of PGS, has been corroborated by several independent studies around the world.
If must be noted though, PGS is more helpful in women over 35, but in younger patients the success rates of IVF with PGS or without PGS are quite at par.
Some of our top Malaysian IVF doctors have established that the transfer of a single good graded euploid blastocyst brings about the highest success rates—upto 82.9%.
How to select your IVF clinic in Malaysia?
Many patients, when looking for IVF, base their decision solely on the treatment cost, which could be detrimental to your parenthood dreams.
While cost in an important factor, you must not ignore that treatment quality, success rates, the doctor’s knowledge and capability, and overall clinic standards are more important factors if you want the greatest bang for your buck.
Any money you spend on a failed IVF cycle, is money wasted. Besides, the more experienced your doctor, the better equipped they are to handle any risks or complications in your IVF treatment.
We look for the following three essential qualities while selecting an IVF clinic and recommend that you also check for:
- Education and experience of the doctor
- Credibility of the hospital/clinic
- Honesty in practice
Top fertility experts in Malaysia
We only suggest doctors that are aware of the international best practices in IVF and clinics that provide the right treatment at fair prices.
Some of our trusted fertility experts in Malaysia:
View all of our top IVF doctors in Malaysia and request for consultations, and treatment specials with each.
Request for Infertility Aide specials at our trusted centers or get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Is Donor egg IVF in Malaysia legal?
The quality of eggs is one of the most common reasons for IVF failure, and it declines steeply as a woman ages.
If you have low ovarian reserve or have had multiple failed cycles of IVF with your own eggs, you might have to consider an egg donor for your IVF cycle.
IVF with donor eggs in Malaysia is legally allowed and regulated well. You can send in your donor requirements like race, nationality, complexion, height, education, etc. and we will connect you with the donor bank to provide closely matching profiles.
Cost of donor egg IVF in Malaysia will depend upon the profile you choose. Donor remuneration starts from around $3,000, but the cost can be higher as it really depends upon the donor’s profile. Chinese and Asian profiles are more easily available, while Caucasian profiles are relatively more expensive. However, other factors are also considered and the cost will be provided along with the profiles.
Is PGS/PGD testing available in Malaysia?
If you also need Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or PGD testing with IVF, Malaysia has the finest of genetic laboratories.
You may be eligible for PGD/PGS if you have any of the following:
- Family history of genetic diseases
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Several IVF failures
- Previous children with genetic problems
PGD/PGS testing is also offered to females close to or over 35 years of age to check the genetic content of the embryos before transferring them to the uterus, so as to improve their chances of a successful pregnancy.
Guidelines released by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) clearly prohibit the use of PGD to create designer babies—those with specific physical features or a certain gender.
How much time is required for IVF?
You can get some tests done locally, discuss over email, or even schedule an online IVF consultation with one of our doctors, before traveling. The treatment is usually started on Day 2-3 of your period and you will need around 18 days from start of stimulation to embryo transfer.
1. Starting the procedure
You should actually plan to be there on day 1 of your period for assessment and counselling—the doctor will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, concerns, and suggest any remaining investigations. The counsellors will also answer any additional questions that you may have.
The next day (Day 2 of your period), stimulation will start. You will be given hormonal injections for the next 10-12 days during which, you can also walk around the city and go sight-seeing.
2. Side effects
However, some women complain of side effects from the hormones such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and if that is your case, the doctor might advise you to take rest.
The follicle growth will be monitored throughout this period though you will NOT be required to visit the clinic every day.
3. Egg collection
On around day 11-13 a trigger injection of HCG is given and 2 days later the eggs will be collected. The egg collection process is completed in just about 30 minutes. You will be under anesthesia and not feel any pain during the procedure.
You may experience mild discomfort and bloating, but there are no major side-effects. You can go home in 3-4 hours but must not take on any strenuous exercise for the next 2 days.
Your partner’s sperm is collected on the same day and the gametes are fertilized together under controlled conditions in the laboratory.
4. Embryo transfer
The embryos are typically allowed to grow for 5 days (blastocyst stage), before they can be transferred to your uterus. The pregnancy test will be done 15 days later.
Alternatively, you can plan two trips of shorter duration (mostly for people from Singapore)
Have your assessment and counselling done on the first trip and collect the medications that you can take back home. This is only a day’s work.
After 10-12 days you can travel back for egg collection and the rest of the IVF process. This trip will be about a week.
If you opt for frozen embryo transfer or PGD/PGS, you will need to make another trip.
What tests are required before IVF?
The following tests are required and you may get them done locally before traveling for IVF in Malaysia.
Tests for women
- Complete hormone profile (usually done between day 2 to day 4 of menstrual cycle)
- Complete blood profile and viral markers
- Ultrasound to assess your uterus and ovaries
If all other factors are conducive to conceiving, a Hysterosalpingogram may be advised to check your fallopian tubes in an x-ray and if they are blocked, a small laparoscopic surgery may help open the tubes, which could then help you conceive naturally or with an IUI.
However, patency of the fallopian tubes is not significant for the IVF procedure, as they are bypassed.
If there is indication of fibroids or polyps, a hysteroscopy may also be required.
Tests for men
- Complete Semen analysis to check sperm numbers, motility and quality
- Viral markers to test for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, etc.
A simple trip to Malaysia for IVF, could turn your infertility into parenthood. There are no guarantees in IVF, but you must go in with the highest chances of success.
✓ Only highly trusted doctors and clinics
✓ Immediate grievance redressal in case you face any problems
✓ Counselor support throughout
✓ Highest success rates in the country
✓ Lodging, visa, and travel assistance
✓ Full transparency, education, and patient confidence
✓ Easy matching of donor profiles for donor egg IVF
According to media reports, Chinese couples, frustrated with the long waiting lines in their own country, flock to Malaysia for IVF.
Not just China, patients from Indonesia, Philippines, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, United States, UAE, Qatar, and African countries also come to Malaysia to benefit from the advanced IVF infrastructure and excellent facilities.
We see a lot of patients delaying their treatments while they keep planning. It is good to take time to plan if you are in your 20s or early 30s, but research suggests that advanced age can cause conception problems later in life, even with IVF.
So, if you are unable to conceive even after trying for 6 months, it is advisable to atleast get medical opinion. You don’t know how much money and emotional trauma you can save by giving timely attention to infertility.
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