As you’re probably already aware, IUI costs may vary from one clinic to another. If you have been looking into IUI, Intrauterine Insemination is a fertility treatment that works slightly differently to other treatments such as IVF or ICSI. With IUI, sperm is directly inserted into a woman’s womb rather than being used to fertilise her eggs in a laboratory. For many, this is a preferred option when considering which type of fertility treatment they’d like to try first if they’re struggling to get pregnant naturally.
Many will turn to their GP when considering having IUI on the NHS and depending on your reasons for requesting this treatment, you may be accepted, the NHS has a list of eligibility criteria for this treatment. However, it is worth bearing in mind that the waiting list for IUI treatment on the NHS can be very long. If you aren’t accepted or you don’t want to wait, IUI is available at private clinics too, so this is worthwhile considering. To find out more about undertaking a fertility treatment like IUI privately and the costs involved, keep reading today.
How much does IUI cost?
This is often the first question that people have when they’re looking into undertaking IUI treatments at a private clinic. Often, couples assume that IUI costs the same as treatments like IVF and ICSI when this isn’t actually the case. You can expect to pay much less for IUI, whether you’re using your partner’s sperm or a donor’s sperm.
A single cycle of IUI usually includes the pelvic ultrasound scans to monitor development of follicles, semen analysis on day of IUI, IUI procedure and first pregnancy scan. Whilst the success rates may differ depending on various different factors, such as your age, it is still worth speaking to a professional about this type of treatment in relation to your individual circumstances.
Are there any additional expenses in relation to IUI Cost?
Like other fertility treatments, when you first turn to a private clinic it is likely that you will need to undertake some preliminary tests to find out whether IUI is the best treatment plan for you to try. To do this, the majority of clinics will need to conduct at least an ultrasound scan and a semen analysis. Also, before starting treatment, you will require mandatory infection screening such as HIV, Hepatitis, chlamydia and rubella. You will have to pay for these tests and the cost of them will differ from clinic to clinic, so it is worthwhile enquiring about this during your first consultation.
How do multi-cycle IUI packages work?
More often than not, when deciding to go ahead with IUI, couples will decide to look at multi-cycle packages. These tend to be popular because it isn’t uncommon for couples to require more than one cycle of IUI to fall pregnant. Below is some information about these packages;
Multi-cycle IUI costs
In general, you can expect multi-cycle IUI to cost around £2,500. The number of cycles included within the package cost may vary from clinic to clinic. At London IVF and Genetics Centre, this includes three cycles of IUI and makes it much more affordable.
What you get in a multi-cycle IUI package
Within the IUI costs, you will usually receive three IUI cycles. These cycles tend to be required to be completed within a certain time frame, for example six months. It is also worth noting that if you fall pregnant with the first or second cycle of IUI, any remaining cycles in your package will not be provided.
Expenses not included in these packages
Even if you use a multi-cycle package, the preliminary tests mentioned above won’t be included in the IUI cost. It is also likely that you will need to pay for donor sperm if you require this for your IUI cycles. Sometimes, professionals may recommend tests or additional treatments during the IUI cycles too and again, these can be an additional expense.
Undertaking IUI at a private clinic
Hopefully, the information above will be beneficial when looking into what happens when you choose to undertake IUI treatments privately and how much you can expect them to cost you. Of course, it is impossible to predict whether IUI will be successful for you straight away and therefore, you may find that IUI costs increase if you continue with this fertility treatment. It is also worthwhile remembering that there are other treatment options available at private clinics which you can consider if IUI isn’t successful.
If you would like to speak to an expert about IUI treatments in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at London IVF and Genetics Centre today. We will gladly breakdown IUI costs for you and answer any questions that you may have in this regard. We can also ensure that you fully understand how IUI works and help you to decide whether it is the best treatment option available for you. We are more than happy to spend some time discussing all of this with you.