Sunday, January 4, 2009

Get pregnant overseas

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. 


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?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen


5 comments:

Diane Vespa said...

Jen, the IVF prices in Los Angeles are considerably cheaper than they are in the Mid-west, plus, the success rates seem to be higher. That is another option for parents if they don't want to travel overseas. Worked for us! ;)

newsanchormom.com said...

D-do you know why it's cheaper in L.A.? That's interesting!

Maria said...

U.S. Docs just want to protect their territory. I know a woman who has two IVF babies-- both in Switzerland, but that's where she lives (married to a Swiss man). While I was living in Europe, I noticed that a lot of treatments are done more cheaper and better there. While pregnant, I saw three doctors in three countries due to moving-- US, France and Germany-- and the Germans were by far the best.

Diane Vespa said...

Supply and demand. There are a lot more providers.. at least that was how it was explained to me. They also have a guarantee program. You bring home a baby or 70% of your money back! Dr. Arthur Wisot was our physician. He is the best in the business. We still stay in touch. Here is his website:
http://www.reproductivepartners.com

Meghan said...

$24,000 in travel expenses is pretty extreme! Can the cost difference be that much?! I think I would feel safer having a baby at least in the U.S. even if you have to travel to LA!

 
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