In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a laboratory process that allows a couple to have a child of their own through normal pregnancy and childbirth. The process mimics natural reproduction by fertilizing a woman’s eggs with sperm cells to create embryos in a laboratory setting. A small number of embryos are then transferred back to the woman’s uterus to begin pregnancy. The primary advantage of in vitro fertilization lies in the potential to retrieve and fertilize more than one egg, vastly improving the chances of a successful pregnancy. Embryos that are not chosen for transfer can be frozen (cryopreserved) to be inserted into the uterus at a later date. In vitro fertilization may not be appropriate for certain patients based on age, health history and other variables.
To find out if you are a candidate for in vitro fertilization, schedule an appointment with our reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at University Physicians – Women's Specialty Care (Mirror Lake).
To assist with financial planning, we have prepared a fee list for the cost of an IVF cycle. The following information is an approximation of IVF cycle charges effective January 2019. (Fees are subject to change without notice.) If you have any questions about financial considerations for your IVF cycle, please visit our fees and payments page.
Summary of IVF cycle charges:
Total fee for in vitro fertilization recipient - $11,000