If you are infertile, you know that IVF represents your best chance of having your own baby. IVF treatment is highly successful and can be extremely cost-effective, because it shortcuts time, so instead of waiting for multiple cycles in order to get pregnant, one cycle of IVF will maximize the chance of conceiving. Even better, IVF allows us to bypass lots of hurdles which occur naturally, and is therefore often the common therapeutic pathway for infertile couples to have a baby.

The Cost Factor 

The problem with IVF is that it's quite expensive . This is especially true in the US, where IVF treatment costs an arm and a leg. Interestingly, IVF treatment in India is considerably cheaper; this is because even though we use exactly the same equipment and have exactly the same success rate as US clinics, doctors in India charge much less than what US doctors do. It's why IVF treatment at Malpani Infertility Clinic costs a fraction of what comparable IVF clinics charge in the US. Its also why a large number of patients from the USA come to India for medical treatment.

Succes Rates are Important 

Of course, cost is not the only factor we should be looking at- this has to be balanced with success rates as well. Part of the problem is that sometimes patients are so focussed on getting low cost IVF treatment that they often end up going to an IVF clinic which offers them cheap ivf treatment. Sadly, this clinic will also often have the lowest success rate. As a result of this uninformed shopping for an IVF clinic, they end up receiving poor quality medical care. The danger is that low cost may also mean low quality of care !
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Things to Focus On

The focus for an IVF patient should not just be on how much they are spending, but on how good the care is! If the quality is poor, while you may end up spending a little less, you are actually far worse off than you started. Not only does poor quality IVF care prevent you from reaching your goal of having a baby, it ends up causing you to waste your money. This false economy can prove to be very expensive !

The Perception 

Even worse, it prevents you from getting high quality IVF care at a better IVF clinic. It knocks down your self-confidence, and you also lose faith in IVF doctors. After all, if your experience with one IVF doctor is bad, you're not likely to have confidence in any IVF doctors at all, and may end up believing that IVF is a big con.
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The Right Balance

The trick is not to opt for the cheapest IVF clinic, but to do your homework and find one which is cost-effective. This doesn't mean that the most expensive IVF clinic is the best either, and therefore it's important for patients to find clinics which offer the right balance. It's important for you to do your homework, so that you can find clinics that offer low cost IVF treatments, but have a high success rate.

Overall Costs Matter 

The important thing is not to get fooled just because the cost of a single cheap IVF treatment cycle at a particular clinic is low. What you should really be looking at is the cost for a baby - how much will it actually cost you until you can take a baby back home? This is the most important figure, but it can be extremely hard to calculate, because it's not very easily available from most IVF clinics.

The Holistic View

Also, when people are calculating cost, it's often just in terms of how much money they are spending. You need to take a more holistic perspective, and also factor in:
  • The amount of time spent
  • The emotional energy that you're expending in your quest
  • Low-cost but not necessarily the cheapest
  • Affordable, but which does not cut corners in an effort to reduce the price
The Smart Choice

You want to find a clinic like Malpani Infertility Clinic, which offers inexpensive IVF treatment and where the focus is on maximising your chances of getting pregnant, because we provide personalized hands-on care. We don't waste your time and money on unnecessary tests, because our focus is on success - we believe in crafting solutions which bypass problems, rather than in doing a battery of tests to identify problems !

Want to get cost effective IVF treatment ? Please send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you better !

You can also call the clinic at 91-22-22183270 or 91-22-22151065 or +91-9867441589

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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