COST OF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION IN NIGERIA
One of the major reasons why most people do not consider an IVF procedure in Nigeria is because of the cost. Many people believe it is outrageously expensive without even doing some research. This article will address some of the issues revolving around the cost of IVF in Nigeria.
Firstly and perhaps most importantly, a standard IVF procedure is more affordable than you realize. In Vitro Fertilization is an extremely specialized procedure that requires specialized knowledge and equipment. While this makes it costlier than a general procedure, it does not make it “expensive”. The cost of IVF in Nigeria today is much more affordable than it was ten years ago. In addition, a number of fertility clinics offers payment plans to make it even more affordable. If you do enough research, you will definitely find one that suits your budget.
Price does not necessarily determine whether the procedure will be successful or not. It does not work that way. There are many factors to consider before, during and after an IVF. Age, quality of the eggs, cause of infertility are some of the factors that could determine whether it would be successful or not. A higher price does not guarantee success and vice versa.
It is always smart to select treatment plans within your budget, but this should not be the dominant factor. Before selecting a fertility clinic (or any hospital really), ensure you have done your homework. Success rates of past IVF patients, the clinic’s ratings, customer/patient care, available counselling, follow up etc, are factors you have to consider other than the price. Remember, the cost of IVF in Nigeria is not as expensive as you think it is and it is not the only factor you consider when you opt for it.