Click around the office for an overview of different fertility treatments. Consult with your doctor before determining which option is best for you.
During intrauterine insemination (IUI), your partner’s or donor’s sperm is deposited directly into the uterus using a thin catheter.
Depends on age, but usually 10%–20% chance of conception per cycle. That can increase to 60%–70% with 6 cycles.
Averages $865 per cycle.
Your doctor may recommend fertility drugs in addition to the procedure.
IUI can increase your chances of multiple births.
Pills or injections that release reproductive hormones and induce ovulation.
About 40%–50% of women who ovulate will get pregnant, usually within three cycles.
Pills can cost $10–$100 per month; injections can cost up to $6,000 per month.
Fertility drugs can increase your chances of multiple births.
Avoid if you have damaged fallopian tubes or endometriosis.
Uses in vitro fertilization (IVF): Eggs are extracted from a donor — usually age 21–30 — and fertilized by the recipient’s partner’s, or donor, sperm in a lab. The embryos are then implanted in the recipient’s, or surrogate’s uterus.
Averages $12,000–30,000 per cycle.
Enables older women and those with genetic or ovarian issues to become pregnant.
Allows for extensive screening of donors and selection of characteristics such as ethnicity, education, and physical attributes.
A surrogate becomes pregnant through IVF (using the intended parent’s embryo) or artificial insemination (using the father’s sperm, or donor sperm) and carries the baby to term.
Extremely high success rate, with healthy egg, sperm, and surrogate.
Enables gay couples, single men and women who are unable to safely carry a pregnancy to become parents.
Allows for extensive screening of surrogates to ensure a good match.
Treatment to clear blocked fallopian tubes, remove endometriosis tissue, treat PCOS, and fix other anatomical abnormalities.
Chances of pregnancy improve by about 40% following laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis.
21–59% of women who undergo fallopian tube surgery do conceive.
$2,000–$10,000; varies depending on the surgery.
Typical risk factors associated with surgery do apply.
Your doctor may recommend other forms of fertility treatment in addition to surgery.
Two types: Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT). Multiple eggs are collected from the ovaries and mixed with sperm.
During GIFT, the egg and sperm are placed in the fallopian tubes to allow fertilization to occur naturally.
During ZIFT, fertilization occurs in a lab and the zygotes (fertilized eggs) are inserted in the fallopian tubes rather than the uterus, which is the main difference between ZIFT and IVF.
Varies with age, but chances of delivering a baby are about 22%.
$15,000–$25,000 for each cycle.
Considered a more invasive treatment than IVF because a laparoscope is used.
GIFT does not allow immediate verification that fertilization was successful.