IVF Fertility Treatment in Iran

What is the Fertility IVF treatment?

The IVF Pregnancy or Vitro Fertilization considered as an assisted reproductive method. The IVF Fertility Treatment helps people with infertility problems to overcome it.

The process of pregnancy through IVF fertility is usually done in a specialized laboratory which involves extracting human eggs from ovaries. The method of extracting eggs requires activating the ovulatory process so, the women’s egg can be extracted. The retrieved eggs will be fertilized by sperms in the laboratory using high precision tools, and this process is performed outside of the human body. During this stage, the sperms and eggs are added to a liquid when skilled technicians carry out the fertilization process. After having eggs fertilized in the laboratory, they will be implanted and placed into the hosting woman’s uterus. The hosting person is ideally the natural mother, but on some occasions, a surrogate human body will be used to increase the chance of pregnancy.

There are a number of options for improving the chance of pregnancy and treating the infertility issue in women, and the IVF treatment is the last option to undertake.

Why using the IVF method?

IVF can be useful in cases below;
• Blocked or damaged Fallopian tubes,
• Infertility caused by the male partner as the result of reduced number of sperms or sperm motility,
• Disorders or irregularities in women’s’ ovulation such as uterine fibroid or premature ovarian,
• Difficulties in pregnancy as a result of removing the Fallopian tubes,
• Individuals with genetic disorders,
• Unexplained infertility.

The success of in vitro fertilization depends on reproductive history, maternal age, the cause of fertility and lifestyle factors.

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What is involved in the fertility IVF treatment?

Check out the four primary steps you can expect during the in the vitro fertilization process.

Step 1: Ovulation Induction


The very first stage for vitro fertilization is ensuring the eggs are produced healthy. To do so, the IVF fertility specialist will monitor the cycle of egg releases and its timing. The IVF specialist will check the patient hormone level and take intensive care of patients to ensure eggs are produced as expected. Some patients use fertility medicine or other hormones to stimulate the ovaries, so the required eggs are produced. The number of available eggs for IVF process is important factors for increasing the success rate of IVF pregnancy. In the cases that patient is not capable of producing eggs, donor eggs can be used.

Step 2: Egg Retrieval


During this step in the IVF process, pain medication is given to reduce any discomfort. Then a very thin needle is passed through the upper vaginal wall. With the use of vaginal ultrasound, fluid is removed from the follicles under gentle suction.

Immediately after aspiration of the follicle, the oocyte (egg) is isolated from the funicular fluid. The egg is placed in a culture dish containing nutrient media and then transferred to the incubator.

Step 3: Fertilization


The next step of the IVF process is the fertilization of the egg. A sperm sample is secured, either from your partner or a donor, and the most active sperm is mixed with the egg in a special chamber. Sometimes the sperm is directly injected into the egg. Then, the sperm and egg are placed in an incubator and monitored to make sure that a healthy embryo develops.

Step 4: Embryo Transfer and Implantation


The final step of the IVF process is the embryo transfer. First, the embryos are examined to select the healthiest ones for transfer. To transfer the embryo(s), a speculum is placed into your vagina, and the embryo(s) are transferred via a small plastic tube placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity.  After the IVF process is complete, bed rest is often advised for around 24 hours.

Side effects of the IVF

Some mild side effect which usually clears after a few days include:

  • Passing a small amount of either clear or blood-tinged after the procedure.
  • Mild cramping.
  • Mild bloating
  • Breast tenderness.

Consult the doctor immediately if there is:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • High fever.

Cost of IVF Pregnancy and Fertility Treatment in Iran

The costs of IVF is driven by the number of fertilisation cycles required for the IVF treatment. The average fertilisation (IVF) cycle in the US is in the region of $10,000 to $15,000$, and it’s rarely below $10,000 per fertilisation cycle. On top of this, the cost of medicines is another factor should be taken into account which could be anything between $1,500 to $3,000, as reported in November 2018. In the UK, this fertilisation cost is lower and it’s about £5,000 per cycle and it could vary depending on the private clinic and the city you chose.

There are different hospitals and clinics all around the world, but as a patient, the overall cost of treatment is an important decision making factor for the patients, hence we recommended Iran as a viable option for IVF Treatment not only for the significant cost difference but a high success rate of IVF procedure and quality offered there. There are a number of high-tech hospitals enjoying from skilled doctors and technicians providing excellent high-quality treatments.

Using our cost calculator, you can get an updated quote for the cost of IVF treatment across different cities in Iran including Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz, and Ahvaz. The calculated price includes the cost of treatment, accommodation and cost of translator and driver.

In overall, patients in our clinics could find the best treatment for infertility since the price for IVF could be in the region of costs between $2,300 and $2,900 per cycle. Therefore, the cost is pretty competitive in comparison with other places mentioned before.

History of IVF in Iran

After Louis brown who was born in 1978 with a successful IVF treatment occurred at Kershaw’s MD hospital in Royton, Oldham in the UK, Republic Islamic of Iran also performed all of the procedures related to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) such as IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). History of IVF is shaped by interaction among pioneers of IVF, Experts and multiple centres located in the country. Accordingly, the performance of IVF has been legitimized in the country, and the alliance between biomedical science and religious ideology has placed Iran at the forefront of Muslim countries in the field of assisted reproductive technologies. The first IVF babies, a set of twins, were born in Tehran, on 27 December 1991, in Aban Hospital. All the IVF treatment of the patients carried out at Aban Hospital. Procedures were performed by Dr Mohajeri, Dr Aboutaleb Saremi and Dr Jalil Pakravesh. The second IVF baby was born on 23 July 1993 at the Royan Institute.

1992 the first baby following retrograde ejaculation using intrauterine insemination (IUI)
1994 birth of the first baby through egg donation and first baby resulting from intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

1996-1997 First attempt to perform ICSI + percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA
1998 First case of transferring an embryo produced from testicular spermatozoon by microinjection
2004 first baby born following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Why Medobay suggests choosing Iran for your IVF treatment?

There are so many great doctors cooperating with MEDOBAY. They are highly skilled and well-educated. Apart from this, IVF consists of some parts and cycles. Therefore it is reasonable to pay attention to the financial aspect of the treatments you take, and consequently, you select the best offer you have.

Additionally, for patients coming from Arab countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE or KSA, or other neighboring countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan or Turkmenistan, Iran is the most reliable option for IVF treatment as it’s the number one in the region and the world and more importantly you’ll save in your travelling costs due to close distance.  The other factor should be taken into account is the success rate of previous IVF treatments which high in Iran.

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