IVF in Mexico
Have you been trying to get pregnant without success?
Becoming a parent is a life changing moment in one’s life, filled with excitement and happiness and the opposite is many times true for couples that decide to take this big step without the joy of successful pregnancies. When couples are not able to get pregnant after months, or even years, of trying, they begin to have negative emotions like doubt, stress, disappointment, and in some cases depression.
In recent times it has become the norm for young couples to postpone paternity, delaying this decision for work or personal reasons. Many women decide to have children at 35 years old or older, causing an increase in the difficulty of conceiving a child due to age related issues as well as environmental factors and aspects of daily life that have created a deterioration in the fertility of men and women. Fortunately, with new technology advances there are many treatments such as IVF in Mexico that give couples the opportunity of being parents.
Learning about IVF can be very exciting and confusing at the same time. The human body is very complex and trying to understanding the IVF process and timing is not as simple. But don’t worry, our Care Managers are very experienced and here to help you every step of the way.
Below is a typical itinerary for someone undergoing IVF Autologous with our fertility specialists:
Benefits of IVF in Mexico
Choosing to undergo IVF with our top-rated fertility specialists has several advantages:
IVF treatments can cost as much as $30,000 USD in the U.S. and because these are typically not covered by health insurance, patients need to pay out-of-pocket or finance with high interest loans. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for IVF is safe, easy, and affordable with pall-inclusive packages starting at $7,490 USD for an IVF Autologous cycle with minimum wait times. We offer a no-cost consultation to determine if you are a candidate for IVF in Mexico and the type that is most optimal for you.
These savings are possible thanks to the low cost of land, labor, and materials in Mexico. Additionally, because low costs, our fertility specialists are able to invest in state-of-the-art assisted reproductive technology while still offering affordable treatment options.
Our simple process
We work very hard to make this process as easy and enjoyable for you as possible. After helping hundreds of couples achieve their family dream we have streamlined the IVF process for patients traveling to Mexico for treatment. The first step is to review your case with our fertility doctors to determine if you are a candidate for IVF and the type of IVF that would maximize your chances of a successful pregnancy. To do so, all we need from you is your medical history and the results of the lab tests below.
If you do not have time to fill out the medical questionnaire at this moment, please submit an inquiry and we will assign you a Care Manager who will email you shortly with more information on IVF pricing as well as instructions to review your case. Also, if you are not able to get these tests done at home because of their price then you could have them done in Mexico during your first visit. However, we recommend getting these done in advance to confirm if you are a candidate before traveling to your first appointment.
During your first visit, your doctor will conduct a comprehensive evaluation once again to confirm your IVF treatment and you will be given your medications with clear instructions so that you begin taking them in the 2nd day of your period. To make sure your medication is working, or to make any dosing changes, your doctor will need to measure your egg follicles with a vaginal ultrasound 5 days after you begin treatment as well as on day 8 and 11. Taking these steps will maximize your chances of a successful pregnancy.
All-Inclusive IVF Packages
For your convenience, we have created all-inclusve and streamlined IVF packages that include:
- 1 IVF Cycle
- Sperm Vitrification
- Ovarian Stimulation Medication
- Trigger Shot Medication
- Post Embryo-Transfer Medication (4 weeks)
- Follow-Up Visits to Measure Follicles
- Eggs Retrieval by Ultrasound
- Embryo Transfer Assisted
- Follow-Up Visits
Planning your Trip to Mexico
Your only additional expenses to the cost of your IVF package are your transportation and maybe a couple of hotel nights. If you wanted you could arrive in the morning of your appointments and return home in the afternoon. To maximize your savings, we have partnerships with hotels and recovery homes with special pricing for our patients.
How is IVF in Mexico done?
The first step is your case review to determine the cause of infertility. Once the problem has been identified, your doctor will design a medication protocol to stimulate your to generate more ovules with better quality during that period to ensure they are ready for conception. Your fertility doctor will ask you to get a few ultrasounds to determine the best time to perform the extraction of ovules.
The extraction of your ovules is a process that does not require hospitalization and just a mild sedation to relieve any discomfort, you may return to your hotel after the procedure to rest. Later, on the same day, the in vitro fertilization is performed with the highest-quality semen from the sample obtained. Once the ovules and sperm sample have been collected and selected, there are two in vitro fertilization options:
- The first option is to place the eggs and sperm in a Petri dish to let the sperm fecundate the ovules, and the next day you will know if any ovule was fertilized.
- The second option, typically for more severe cases, is to use an intracytoplasmic micro sperm injection (ICSI) which consists of injecting only one sperm into the ovule, which increases the chances of conception because your doctor makes sure the egg is successfully fertilized.
As sometimes more than one cycle of IVF is required before a successful pregnancy, you can freeze your eggs from the first extraction to avoid extracting more eggs for a second or third attempt. After the ovule has been fertilized, the pre-embryo is placed in the woman’s uterus to continue its development. The process of implanting the pre-embryo is not painful and does require sedation, you will be in a gynecological position and your doctor will place the fertilized egg inside your uterus.
Health & Wellness Bazaar works with top fertility doctors who meet the highest quality standards and high rates of success. We currently work with doctors specialized in fertility treatments in Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Cancun. Contact us to learn more about our doctors and fertility packages; our team will be happy to help you fulfill the dream of having a baby at home and learn about our great rates and savings.
Below are the most frequently asked questions about fertility and IVF in Mexico:
When is the best time to visit a fertility clinic? If you have spent more than a year having regular sex without any contraceptive method, or if you are 40 or older, it is recommended to visit a clinic to determine the reason of the failed attempts and design a plan that will maximize your chances of success.
What are the most common causes of infertility in women? Some of the most common causes of infertility are problems with ovulation, anovulation (cannot produce mature eggs), the age of the woman, sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, polycystic ovary, hormonal problems, obstruction of Fallopian tube, sperm rejection or unknown causes.
What are the most common causes of infertility in men? The most common causes are seminal infection that blocks the exit of sperm, sexually transmitted diseases, hormonal alteration, or personal habits that produce low sperm count or low-quality sperm. There are more severe cases such as azoospermia which means that there are no sperm or unknown causes in the semen.
What can be other causes of infertility? Other causes can be due to infections, excessive exercise, extreme obesity or anorexia, the abuse of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs can cause a decrease in fertility. Also, stress in workplaces with an inadequate environment where employees are in contact with pesticides or other toxic substances.
When is it advisable to freeze some ovules? It is recommended to freeze the ovules when women want to delay motherhood; freezing the ovules is an option to maintain good quality ovules until the moment you want to be a mother. Then, an in vitro insemination can be performed. This option is also recommended for patients who are going to have cancer treatment because these treatments can cause infertility.
What are the differences between artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization? Both are assisted reproduction techniques, but they are not the same. In artificial insemination, ovulation is monitored so that when the egg is released and travels through the fallopian tubes to the uterus, the sample of semen that was obtained from the man is placed in the uterus of the woman through a catheter. The procedure is simple and non-invasive. On the other hand, with in vitro fertilization, it is necessary to stimulate the ovaries in your body for two to three weeks to generate more and higher-quality ovules in order to increase the chances of conception. During this time your doctor will monitor the progress of the therapy to confirm you are receiving the right stimulation or to adjust as necessary. Once your body is ready, your doctor will give you a mild sedation to extract your ovules, ideally 10 to 20 ovules, through a minimally invasive and ambulatory procedure, this means that no hospitalization is required. In parallel, the semen sample is acquired and analyzed to select only the highest quality sperm based on mobility and shape and seminal secretions are eliminated. Fertilization is done in vitro in a certified laboratory, not in your uterus as with artificial insemination, and then your doctor will introduce the pre-embryo 2 to 5 days after fertilization in your uterus to continue its development (similar to artificial insemination).
Can my gynecologist perform my in vitro fertilization? A gynecologist can help in sharing your medical history with your fertility doctor. However, the extraction of ovules, in vitro fertilization, and placement of the pre-embryo in your uterus must be done by a specialist in this field to maximize your chances of success.
Is there only one in vitro fertilization technique? There are two types of techniques:
- Traditional in vitro fertilization (IVF): after obtaining the ovules and several sperms (50,000 to 100,000), they are placed in vitro in the lab and you wait for the sperm to fertilize the ovule before placing the pre-embryo back in the uterus.
- Fertilization in vitro with micro intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): only one sperm is needed, which is injected inside the egg to achieve fertilization. This technique has higher success rates than traditional IVF because fertilization is facilitated by your doctor.
Can in vitro fertilization cause a multiple pregnancy? This may be the case if two pre-embryos are placed in the uterus to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy, although It is preferable to make several attempts with only one pre-embryo than placing several pre-embryos in the uterus at once. However, there is a higher probability of having a multiple pregnancy in artificial insemination after an ovarian stimulation treatment since there is no control over how many ovules will be fertilized once the sperm sample is placed inside the uterus.
If the first in vitro fertilization is not successful, do I have to repeat the entire process again? Typically, some ovules or pre-embryos are frozen during the first cycle in case there is a need for more attempts. This makes it easier for women because there is no need to re-extract eggs and your doctor only needs to unfreeze the ovules and sperm to proceed with the in vitro fertilization and placement of the pre-embryo in your uterus again. Likewise, if your first attempt was successful and you wish to wait a few years to conceive another child, the lab can keep your frozen ovules or pre-embryos for future attempts.
When is it advisable to undergo IVF in Mexico?
- If the woman has a tied fallopian tube
- If the man has had a vasectomy, the sperm can be removed directly from the testicles and artificially inseminated
- If the woman has endometriosis (pelvic adhesions)
- If the woman has ovulation problems or polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Advanced maternal age
- Low sperm count or mobility
- When several artificial insemination attempts have already been made without success