Fertility tourism becoming trendy and more affordable
Take a quick vacation and come home pregnant!
In the world of assisted fertility, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is nothing new. Especially for females that are 40 and over, donor egg IVF, where eggs from a younger, more fertile donor are fertilized with the partner’s sperm, cultivated and then transferred to the prospective mom’s uterus – is often the only hope for achieving pregnancy.
But for couples whose health insurance doesn’t cover infertility, the costs of these treatments can be prohibitively expensive; IVF with an egg donor costs an average of R50,000. That’s per try, pregnant or not pregnant at the outcome.
So increasingly, fertility tourism is becoming more and more popular for couples and they are seeking international options in their quest for a baby. They are looking into countries where the medical technology is on par with theirs and the costs are significantly less.
Foreign couples can mix purpose with pleasure by making the required clinic visits, taking time for some sightseeing and relaxation, and hopefully, flying home with a proverbial bun in the oven
There are many benefits of traveling to South Africa for your fertility treatments. South Africans speak English, making it easy to communicate with doctors, nurses, and medical staff. Like their European counterparts, South African fertility doctors are trained to international standards. Plus, doing an IVF vacation South Africa is not new or untested; many people from the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe have already had success getting pregnant there.
That’s why it’s considered a top destination to spend a few weeks sightseeing while receiving infertility treatments.