Recent research commissioned by Fertility Network UK shows that on average couples end up spending £11,378 on IVF, and one in ten couples pay over £30,000.
NHS funding for IVF is becoming a postcode lottery, with 52% of areas only offering one round of IVF.
IVF and the NHS: the parents navigating fertility's postcode lottery:
Some IVF clinics in the US offer a 100% refund guarantee plan.
This means that if after three cycles of IVF you don’t have a baby, you get a full refund. This takes away the financial burden and risk associated with fertility treatment.
A service like this typically costs $24,000 - $31,000. And you can expect a 58% success rate.
Our Pregnant in Six Months Programme offers the same guarantee and a 67% success rate for women under 40 with unexplained infertility, for a fraction of this cost.
The national average success rate for IVF in the UK is 32%, if you are under 35. If you are between 35 and 37 this falls to 27.3%.
Note: if you have unexplained infertility the IVF success rate is only about 2 - 3 % higher than this. I did some research into this that you can find here.
This is very different from what many are told by their doctor:
“You have unexplained infertility. IVF has a high chance of working for you.”
Many of my patients report that their fertility specialist has told them this. But the data does not support this claim.