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Women come for fertility treatment with IVF with a lot of hope that they would get pregnant in the first attempt. Often this is based on case of a friend who got pregnant in the first IVF attempt.
In spite of being explained that the chances of success even for somebody under the age of 38 is good but still only 45-50%, their hopes very high. So if they doesn’t succeed, they can be quite dejected.
The three cycle package encourages couples to think of their IVF treatment as a well organised campaign rather than one single event. The fact that they are mentally (and financially) prepared for a three-cycle programmme, the couple is more relaxed and under less stress during the treatment. We think that helps the frame of mind and indirectly adds to the success as well.
To show the couple that we are entirely with them in this treatment, we are offering a money back promise should there be no pregnancy in three attempts of IVF.
Effectively they have paid us £8500 and had only one cycle of IVF. Having said that most couples wouldn’t mind being in that situation. Nobody really wants to have three cycles of IVF simplybecause the ticket allows you to Besides, what we are charging for 3 cycles is reasonable, many centres in London charge that sum for just a single cycle.
It is well documented that establishing a clinical pregnancy at six weeks means that the likelihood of a live birth is very high, typically more than 95%.
We are keen to not be terribly mean about documenting foetal heart sounds at six weeks. Our declaration of success will be a scan done at the eighth week of pregnancy which is six weeks after the embryo transfer.
Having said that we are very much involved with our clients and we wouldn’t want to be commercially successful when somebody has lost the pregnancy later on. For that reason, if there is any loss of pregnancy up to 28 weeks of gestation, then we would still offer the couple further IVF treatments should that be available in their 3 cycle programme. The only change is they will not be entitled to a refund should they have had a clinical pregnancy.
Even the mandatory registration of the patient with the HFEA is included (costing £75 every time) is included in this price.
This combination will account for almost 60% of all patients who do not require any additional treatment.
Should there be the opportunity then we can decide on blastocyst transfer and add the extra charge.
We are careful that the cost of blastocyst transfer that we charge the patient is far less than the usual fees charged in most centres. We charge only £600 for blastocyst transfer.
ICSI is required in around 40-50% of cases. Sperm counts done in the evaluation of the couple can sometimes tell us that an ICSI will be needed and that could happen wherein the mobility is extremely poor or the sperm count itself is poor. In such situations we charge an additional £1000 for ICSI.
We have kept these charges different so that couples who do not need these extra services (which will be the majority) are not charged for the extra services.
There are several reasons for this. Primarily a fresh attempt of IVF includes injections for 4-6 weeks and then surgical procedure and anaesthesia and all the risks involved with it.
Frozen embryo transfer on the other hand involves far fewer drugs and is much less stressful with a success chance almost as good as a fresh attempt.
We would not charge you for a frozen embryo transfer attempt and consider that as your second attempt or third if we have done the fresh embryo transfers after the first fresh IVF attempt. However if you do not conceive after the FET and need to go back to the fresh cycle, we would simply charge you the fees payable for the FET and you are back with the programme, and have the remaining fresh IVF attempts.
This way we haven’t put you through unnecessary medications and surgical procedure as well as optimize the chances of success.
We had mentioned three IUI package for £1100, which is the fee for the actual treatment. Leading up to the treatment there will have to be consultation, evaluation of your hormones, infection screen etc. Those charges will be additional and will be discussed by the clinic in good time for you to be prepared.
Where we are offering infertility investigations and consultations for £300 only, that price will stand but again if you need infection screen or tubal patency test, those charges will be extra and will be informed to you by the clinic and pay to them directly.
Similarly if you need more than plain IVF, i.e. ICSI or blastocyst transfer etc. those charges will be added on but that information will be given to you as well.
That the money back guarantee is on the basic IVF package and all the other additional charges that you have paid i.e. including consultation fees and infection screen and even additional process like ICSI etc are not a part of the refund calculation.
The decision to offer this deal will be based on review of any previous tests done and any past IVF attempts, and any new tests we order.
1. The client pays the basic £100 to confirm their review appointment with our partner IVF clinic.
2. You will have blood tests, 3D ultrasound scans and review of any past tests or treatments.
3.Based on our evaluation we will make an offer to the client clarifying whether we are offering them the best refund offer of 75% or 50% based on the case. We expect 80% of our applicants to be made their full offer of 75% refund.
Should the client accept the offer, the registration fee of £100 is credited towards the consultation and investigation fees that are applicable. Should the client now refuse the offer, the £100 is refunded.
For example saline infusion 3D USG scan to check endometrium typically cost £250-£300. Infection screening on both the partners costs around £200-£250 each and “endometrial preparation” prior to treatment typically costs £300. There is a “capped pre IVF fees” offer which you could discuss with the clinic and avail.
Typically you pay no more than £1000 before the first attempt of IVF.