Why is it that IVF treatments cost so much? As a doctor, I get that question all the time, especially when I have to tell my patient that IVF is their best option for a child, and they tell me frankly that the cost is something they simply cannot afford. This can be very frustrating – for both patients and doctors. Having to turn away a patient who I know can get pregnant if I did IVF for her, but not being able to assist her because she cannot afford the treatment can be heart-breaking. As a doctor, I really want to help my patients, but I cannot control the cost of the procedure.
IVF is costly because it involves a lot of steps and expensive equipment. Even though Indian clinics charge a fraction of what US clinics do ( even though we use exactly the same equipment and perform the same procedures ), I wish that IVF was a lot cheaper. This would make both me and my patients very happy , because then I could help everyone get the baby they have always wanted.
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