Making IVF fair for everyone who needs help

24th April 2013 in Advice

At Manchester Fertility our policy is to always be open and honest with you, not only about your chances of pregnancy from your treatment, but also about what the costs are.

As part of this, we aim to make the cost of treatment fair for everyone. This means that if we think, for example, that your chances of success would be increased by a Blastocyst transfer – when your embryos develop for longer in our laboratory before transfer – then this is done free of charge.

EmbryoGlue – a solution in which embryos develop and studies have shown helps them adhere to the uterus after transfer – is also used free of charge for every one of our patients. All embryos are now developed in this solution in our laboratory.

We do not offer Blastocyst transfers, or EmbryoGlue, as expensive additional ‘extras’. We believe that if there is a product, method or technique which is of benefit to our patients, then it should be available toeveryone who needs it – not just those who can afford the extra cost to help increase their chances of success.

This is one of the reasons why we don’t offer unproven treatments. The only treatments we offer are evidence-based, with scientifically-proven results. Experimental treatments are just that – and it’s you who pays the cost of them.

We look very carefully at the latest techniques and ‘breakthroughs’ before deciding whether to progress. ‘Embryoscopes’ which monitor developing embryos are a positive breakthrough, but these are very limited in the number of embryos they can hold at any one time. And so what happens if they are full and there’s no room for yours? Or you can’t afford the extra cost your clinic may charge you to have your embryos developed in this special incubator?

You can see why some may feel that when it comes to IVF yes, there are average costs for a cycle - but if you want the absolute ‘best’ chance then you may end up paying considerably more than that.

Always find out what a clinic offers free of charge, and what it doesn’t, if you are comparing clinics. If you want to find out more about having treatment with us, you can self-referor make an appointment by calling us on 0161 300 2730.

This information was published 6 years, 7 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices, prices or regulations.