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    Fertility Treatments: IUI, Surrogacy, and DI

    There are various types of IVF treatments we offer in our fertility clinic in San Diego, California. These include IUI, Ovulation Induction, Donor Sperm Insemination, Surrogacy & Surgical Sperm Retrieval.

    Intrauterine Insemination – IUI

    What is it?

    The procedure itself involves transferring specially washed semen directly into the uterus via a thin catheter. This infertility treatment can either be a stimulated cycle, which involves encouraging the production of mature eggs by taking fertility medications, or a natural one, which involves scheduling the procedure for the time you are ovulating naturally.

    When is it used?

    If ovulation issues are the reason why a woman is struggling to get pregnant the reason is Intrauterine insemination.

    Who is eligible?

    Motile and healthy sperm need to be used for IUI. So, if the issue involves a low sperm count or poor-quality sperm, you may not be able to opt for IUI. The woman’s fallopian tubes must also be open and free for a successful IUI.

    How much does it cost?

    The price for any treatment will vary according to which clinic you go to. Typically, however, IUI is relatively cheap at approximately $900. You may have to pay for insurance and other costs as well. These would include things such as fertility medicines and blood tests. Keeping this in mind, the average total can easily reach $3000. This is why it’s important to know what tests and medications a fertility clinic will provide when they quote you a price for any procedure.

    Donor Sperm Insemination (DI)

    What is it?

    This infertility treatment is the same as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) except for the fact that instead of your partner’s sperm a Donor’s sperm will be in use.

    When is it used?

    Single women who are trying to conceive independently, or in a situation where a partner’s sperm is unusable, such as in cases of a low sperm count, zero sperm product, or the probability of passing on a genetic issue to the baby uses DI.

    Who is eligible?

    Most young women are eligible to get a Donor sperm insemination. However, if you have low-quality eggs, it may be difficult to conceive through DI. In addition, women with endometriosis or damage to their fallopian tubes are not eligible for DI.

    How much does it cost?

    Opting for a DI costs less than using donor eggs. Regardless, the process ranges from $300 to $4000, depending on whether or not you need a donor sperm as well.

    Induction of Ovulation

    What is it?

    Ovulation induction stimulates your ovaries to form a mature egg, ensuring that you ovulate. This makes it a very effective treatment for infertility. The type of fertility medication you would take for this treatment is the same as those prescribed for IVF. After induction, fertility doctors carry out blood tests to pinpoint when you begin ovulation. You can then try to conceive naturally or opt for fertility treatment, such as an IUI or DI.

    When is it used?

    When you are suffering from ovulation problems, like lack of a menstrual period (Amenorrhea), irregular periods, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

    Who is eligible?

    Many women can get Ovulation Induction treatment. This infertility treatment is a great solution for women who have unexplained infertility and irregular cycles (in terms of length or frequency). On the contrary, we (An IVF fertility clinic in San Diego, California) do not recommend ovulation Induction for women above the age of 38 or women with tubal damage.

    How much does it cost?

    Ovulation induction is perhaps the cheapest treatment on our list, at only $700! Furthermore, it is important to take into consideration, that this cost may not include the additional tests or medication.

    Surrogacy

    What is it?

    Surrogacy refers to a method of childbirth whereby another woman helps carry and deliver the child for someone else. It can be classified into two different types: Traditional surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy. With traditional surrogacy, the eggs of the “pregnancy carrier” and the couple’s sperm are used. This way, the surrogate is the biological mother of the child. Gestational surrogacy, on the other hand, is where the Surrogate carries your fertilized embryo and shares no genetic ties with the baby. The egg can be fertilized with your partner’s sperm or donor sperm, but instead of transferring the resulting embryos to your womb, it goes to the Surrogate’s womb. As we (One of the best fertility clinics in San Diego, California) know Surrogacy is a very complex fertility treatment with many legal considerations that vary from location to location.

    When is it used?

    When a woman cannot carry the baby herself due to some health issues. It is also the ‘go-to’ option for gay couples planning to have their own family.

    Who is eligible?

    As someone looking for a Surrogate, you have no restrictions on you! All you need to do is a sign with an agency (RSMC – A top IVF Clinic in California) that can match you with a healthy Surrogate.

    How much does it cost?

    Surrogacy is one of the most expensive methods of conceiving a child. The pay to the surrogate alone is $50,000-$60,000 – dependent on the agency you sign with. You also have to pay additional money if they surrogate has twins or triplets. In addition to the cost of the Surrogate herself, you also have to pay for other expenses such as screening, drafting of the contract, health insurance, travel arrangements, and psychological support for the Surrogate (if needed).

    Surgical Sperm Retrieval (SSR)

    What is it?

    SSR is a highly specialized infertility treatment carried out by urologists. This infertility treatment extracts a man’s sperm from within their body. Usually, SSR treatment happens in a surgical theatre, under mild anesthetic, using various techniques. Then andrologist experts analyze sperms and use it to fertilize an egg through Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

    When is it used?

    A fertility clinic uses it to help men suffering from Azoospermia (a condition in which there is no sperm in the ejaculate), which may result from low or no sperm production, blockages in the passage tubes, vasectomy, or failed vasectomy reversal. For best results, our specialists evaluate men wanting SSR and make specialized techniques for them.

    Who is eligible?

    Men who don’t transfer sperm through ejaculation are eligible for SSR.

    How much does it cost?

    Surgical sperm retrieval costs roughly $2500, including the costs for anesthesia. However, this does not include freezing or storage fees.

    IVF in California is becoming increasingly common. If you have any questions regarding treatment options, you can always visit us (The best IVF or fertility clinic in San Diego, California) at www.fertile.com or call 858-436-7186 to schedule a free consultation.

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