How much does a test tube baby treatment cost ?

Before starting an IVF treatment cycle , one of the first questions the patient needs to know is how much it is all going to cost .They know that the success rate is not 100% and that they may have to repeat many cycles before getting pregnant.IVF is expensive, and it's a big drain on the budget . Because it's not covered by insurance and they need to pay out of pocket , this is something which they need to be very careful about.Now many IVF clinics take out a lot of ads , and in order to lure patients, they advertise a very low rate. However, they do not explain to the patient that this is just their initial sign up rate, and that as the cycle progresses, the patients will have to keep on paying more and more. These clinics keep on extracting additional amounts during the treatment, as a result of which the total cost for the patient for that cycle balloons up so much that the poor patient end up spending twice as much as he had budgeted for !This creates even more friction between the husband and the wife, as the husband finds he just does not have enough money to spend on fulfilling his wife's dream of having a baby.This is why it's important to get an upfront cost - preferably a packaged, all-inclusive cost , so that there are no unpleasant surprises later on .This is the best way of ensuring that you don't get taken for a ride. Need help in getting pregnant ? Please send me your medical details by filling in the form so t...
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In conclusion, the association between allopurinol and teratogenicity appears to be weak and limited to two reports with uncertain causality. However, the available data are insufficient to make a certain judgement, and as allopurinol treatment evolves, report and prospective follow-up of all exposed infants (i.e. deviant and normal cases) should be encouraged.
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Authors: Chen H, Zhang J, Qin F, Chen X, Jiang X Abstract Relationship between serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and pregnancy-induced hypertension syndrome (PIH) was investigated. One hundred and twenty patients with PIH treated in the First People's Hospital of Chengdu (60 cases of mild preeclampsia, 60 cases of severe preeclampsia) were enrolled in the study. The control group included 60 women with normal singleton pregnancy. Serum hs-CRP and microalbuminuria (mALB) levels were measured by an AU5800 automatic biochemical analyzer (Beckerman Coulter), and the risk factors were analyzed by ROC curv...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Shu W, Li H, Gong H, Zhang M, Niu X, Ma Y, Zhang X, Cai W, Yang G, Wei M, Yang N, Li Y Abstract Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disease characterized by hypertension as well as proteinuria after the 20th week of pregnancy. Animal models are effective tools for studying the pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria and treatment methods of preeclampsia. The present study sought to establish and evaluate a preeclampsia-like Sprague Dawley (SD) rat model using N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME). Rats were randomly assigned to 7 groups (n=10 in each): Control rats and rats treated with low-dose L-NAME (40 m...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Fu M, Li D Abstract Effects of general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia on the postoperative cognitive functions in pregnant women with dystocia were investigated. Postoperative cognitive functions of 84 dystocia pregnant women treated with cesarean section were retrospectively analyzed. Patients who received general anesthesia were included in group A (n=42), and those who received general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia were included in group B (n=42). Mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and bispectral index (BIS) at different time-points after anesthesia in the two gro...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, postnatal high-fat diet aggravated the prenatal dexamethasone-induced liver steatosis in adult rat offspring via inflammation, oxidative stress and cellular apoptosis, which may be ameliorated by prenatal melatonin therapy. PMID: 30112044 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Most patients going through IVF treatment are fed up of hearing the advice that they should just relax and not get stressed out.Everyone knows that stress is not good for you , and no one chooses to be stressed, but telling people to relax is hardly helpful. After all, how do you implement advice like that? Stress is a completely normal human psychological response – especially when you are going through an expensive  treatment like IVF, where the outcome is so uncertain.I'm a strong believer in the fact that it's not stress which affects fertility - it's the infertility which causes stress . I ’m sure if ...
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Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Cihan Kaya, Ismail Alay, Şükrü Yildiz, Murat Ekin, Levent Yaşar
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Miguel A. Saavedra, Roxana Romo-Rodríguez, Sergio R. Gutiérrez-Ureña, Dafhne Miranda-Hernández, Lilia I. Hernández-Cruz, Luis J. JaraAbstractSpondyloarthritis (SpA) are a heterogeneous group of chronic inflammatory joint diseases that includes several clinical subgroups. SpA can affect women in the reproductive stage so pregnancy can influence the course of the disease and SpA can affect the maternal-fetal outcome. The treatment of SpA has changed dramatically in recent years and the use of targete...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Many infertile patients get major heartburn when they realize that they aren't able to afford test tube baby treatments because they are so expensive. They can't understand why IVF doctors charge so much, and lots of patients end up thinking of IVF clinics as being greedy.Patients need to understand that part of test tube baby treatment is clinical – and this is what the patient sees. This includes: consultations, blood tests, ultrasound scans, egg collection, and embryo transfer.However, the heart of the IVF treatment is the IVF laboratory, and the patient doesn ’t get to see what goes on behind the scenes in ...
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Conclusion: The present study showed that there is no relationship between GBS infections (P-value = 0.235) and T. vaginalis. PMID: 30112154 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
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