Why are women going overseas to get pregnant? According to CNN, it's because infertility treatments are cheaper there. Twelve percent of women face infertility. I am sure if you are not one of these women, you know someone who is struggling with this. I can name four people just off the top of my head.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I think in vitro can cost upwards of $25,000 if it works the first time! I know some couples who have tried it four or five times. Wow! So how cheap is it overseas and is it safe?
The couple who talked to CNN had to go overseas twice! They found the information on www.ivfvacation.com. The woman got pregnant and had healthy twins. They spent $24,000($12,000 for each trip.)
The risks? Some U.S. doctors say there is less of a guarantee you will be implanted with your child. IVF vacation.com says there is no risk of that.
There is no international body that regulates infertility overseas.
Do you know anyone who has done in vitro? What do you think about having this procedure in another country?