How much does IVF cost?

6th October 2022 in IVF

This information was correct at the time of publishing. It may not reflect our current practices, prices or regulations.

It's impossible to put a price on the joy of creating a family. Our team here at Manchester Fertility understand that better than most. When you embark on your fertility journey, there's much to consider - including the cost.

Fertility treatment costs can vary. It's not always clear what's included in advertised prices, and the research process can seem daunting. In this blog, we aim to help you understand the cost of IVF treatment, what you will get as part of our package and what to look out for when researching your treatment. This way, no matter which clinic you choose for IVF, you'll be able to relax and focus on the process.

For most people, the cost of IVF treatment will be a crucial consideration when choosing a fertility clinic. That's why it's essential to understand what's included in the cost of treatment. Many factors affect the price of IVF, so you might find that costs vary regionally or depending on the specifics of the treatment package. Some clinics price each treatment stage separately, while others provide a total treatment package cost. An IVF treatment package may or may not include extras which could improve your overall success, such as:

  • EmbryoScope & NEW AI technology - identifies the best embryo to transfer by correlating the likelihood of implantation
  • EmbryoGlue – which can help to encourage successful implantation
  • Extended culture - which helps us to identify which embryos which have good pregnancy potential

Add-ons may be included in the costs, but it is always best to check, as if they are not, you could end up adding hundreds of pounds to your fertility treatment. Here at Manchester Fertility, we are as transparent as possible and ensure all our patients know exactly what they're paying for. We also included all aspects of treatment we believe are essential to give patients the best possible chance of success.

Compare IVF Cost of Treatment

When choosing an IVF clinic, you'll come across many options for your treatment. It benefits to research the clinics you like - read reviews to see what other patients have said about their experiences and get in touch with the clinics directly with your questions. Careful comparisons of the cost of treatment plans can help you budget effectively and avoid unexpected fees further down the line.

You'll want to gather as much information as possible at this stage. So, preparing a list of questions in advance could be beneficial? Such as:

  • How much may your treatment cost overall, including consultations, tests and scans?
  • Does this price reflect the cost of single or multiple cycles?
  • Are there any additional fees for treatments that are important to a successful pregnancy, such as embryo selection technology, EmbryoGlue or extended culture / Blastocyst transfer?
  • When will payment for your treatment be expected?
  • Is the repayment period for payment plans for the treatment only or for everything you need from the start to the end of your journey?

Although cost is important when making your decision, how a clinic will treat and care for you during this time cannot be underestimated. After all, fertility patients need and value a supportive, compassionate and experienced team around them during their fertility journey. 

Transparent Prices for IVF Treatment

Our policy regarding IVF costs has always been transparent here at Manchester Fertility. We publish our price list on our website and clarify what is included. We fully inform patients of the potential costs, including consultations, tests and scans, treatment and medication, for which all clinics will charge but may display them differently. Once you've had your initial consultation, you'll receive a personalised breakdown of your specific treatment costs from start to finish, so you always know what your treatment path will involve and how much it will cost.

We're firm believers in being open and honest about the cost of IVF and the potential success rates of treatment. We build trust between our patients and our team, so when you come to us for your treatment, you can do so with the reassurance that we have your best interests at heart.

What Do We Include as Standard for IVF Patients?

Our standard IVF treatment package covers one cycle of IVF, including many extras that can help improve your chances of IVF success, including EmbryoGlue, EmbryoScope and extended culture to identify which embryos have good pregnancy potential. It also includes all appointments necessary for your treatment, including counselling and prep appointments. You'll also be given access to our online systems - such as our patient support app, online consent platforms and electronic witnessing systems. We also cover your HFEA Licence Fee – an £85 fee fertility clinics are charged for each cycle of IVF we perform, which covers HFEA’s costs to regulate us. 

Are you considering IVF? Book a free non-medical 1-2-1 discovery appointment where you can discuss our different IVF treatment options, the cost of treatment, and the support you will receive as one of our patients. Our New Patient Advisor team is always happy to answer any questions or offer advice. You can call us on 0161 300 2737 or even request a call back at a convenient time.

Last updated: 2nd February 2024