The last thing on your mind, when you’re considering in vitro or even other types of fertility treatment, is travel, isn’t it?
You’re so focused on the possibility of becoming parents this time, that you might be willing to pay anything, to anyone who claims to have a solution. Stop for just a moment, take a step back, and consider why IVF travel is becoming a popular choice.
Huge Selection of Treatment Options
One of the biggest problems with IVF treatments in countries like the US is that it can take years or even decades for new treatments and drugs to be approved – even when they’ve been accepted around the world.
One of the big reasons for the popularity of IVF travel – it allows you to choose between an even bigger range of options. On the flip side, if you do opt for the larger range of options to choose from in terms of fertility treatment, make sure you research all those options very carefully.
Leading Doctors and Clinics
Once you start looking into IVF travel, you’ll be surprised to learn that many of the international clinics are staffed by doctors who are considered leaders in the fertility field. They’re not just good by their local standards, but they’re also good by international standards.
Let’s face it too; when it comes to something as important as your fertility, you want to be sure that you’re speaking to experts and many of the international clinics are among the very best.
There is no such thing as a cheap fertility treatment. Anyone who tells you they have a cheap fertility treatment for you either doesn’t know what they’re talking about, or are trying to sell you something useless or dangerous.
However, there is a vast difference between the cost of tried and tested treatments in countries like the UK and the US and in other countries. A lot of that is not due to the quality of the service but rather due to the exchange rate and salary ranges in other countries.
Since there’s no guarantee that you’re going to get a result from the first treatment, you could also find that you run out of money before your treatments work if you opt for more expensive local options.
A Personal Choice
Ultimately, the decision between opting for IVF travel or for local treatments is entirely down to the couple involved. Many factors including your budget, work and family constraints and other issues need to be taken into control and there’s a lot more research involved when you’re not getting treatment on home soil.
It is however, worth knowing that the option exists and what the pros and cons are. So, spend some time researching this option too, and you might find that it ticks several of your boxes.
Marrissa M. is a freelance writer and a women’s health advocate. This article was written on behalf of IVF USA clinic Red Rock Fertility.