1. How can I get started with fertility treatment?
The first step to starting fertility treatment is to book an appointment to see a fertility specialist. Call the front desk of JAFC on 08171049999 to book the appointment. You can also book an appointment through the website.
2. What does my first visit to a fertility specialist entail?
Your first visit to a fertility specialist for medical evaluation involves a detailed medical documentation of once medical history, a physical examination that involves a transvaginal ultrasound scan and then the commencement of comprehensive fertility investigation.
3. How long will the fertility investigation take?
The comprehensive fertility investigation usually starts on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle with the hormonal tests and ends on day 21 of the menstrual cycle with progesterone test. However, for patients coming from out of town, a one day comprehensive fertility testing is done that involves all the tests done being done in a day.
4. How long is one cycle of IVF treatment?
The duration of treatment depends on the type of program and the protocol being used. Usually, a cycle of treatment is accomplished within 4-5 weeks.
5. What is the cost of IVF treatment?
The cost of one cycle of IVF treatment varies depending on the type of program and the amount of medication used. The cost of IVF is ₦850,000, excluding medications. The cost of medication is ₦600,000-₦900,000.
6. Can I pay in installment?
You can pay in installment, but the payment must be completed before treatment commences.
7. Are there funding options for the cost of fertility treatment?
JAFC is in collaboration with JOJE ABEBE ART Foundation, a foundation that provides financial grant that covers up to 50% of cost of fertility treatment. To apply for financial grant, click here.
8. What happens when many embryos are generated? Will all be transferred?
When there are excess embryos after transfer, they are cryopreserved after obtaining consent from the patient or discarded if the patient does not want the embryos cryopreserved.
9. Can part of my treatment be done in another fertility center?
For our international patients who have very limited time to spend with us, part of the fertility treatment can start before travelling down. A good fertility center will be identified, with which we would collaborate with to handle the initial part of treatment using our protocol.
10. What is the success rate of IVF/ICSI?
The success rate depends largely on the age of the female patient, and the type of program done. For patient with age less than 35 years, success rate is about 40-60%. It is less with age above 35 years. Patients in their 40s have far less success rate. For donor programs, the success rate is 50-65%.
11. What happens when my IVF treatment fails?
Dealing with a failed treatment program can be very challenging. The couple requires a lot of counseling, and that is handled by our trained counselors. The next step is to prepare for another cycle of treatment. The more the cycles attempted the greater one’s chance of success. Note: A shared risk program enables one go through this treatment programs as many times as possible without feeling the financial burden.