For those of you who are wondering how much does an IVF Cycle cost in Seoul (CHA Fertility Center in particular), I have summarize our IVF cost based on the following categories: consultation fee, fertility medication (including the injection fee that I received by the nurse at the hospital twice), laboratory & radiology (blood test), ultra sonogram, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, embryo transfer glue, and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
Below is our IVF cost breakdown at CHA Fertility Center in Seoul from first day of consultation until I got pregnant at week 11 :
|IVF Cost Breakdown||South Korean Won (KRW)||US Dollar (USD)|
|Laboratory & Radiology||1,694,596||$1,474.30|
|Ultra Sonogram (7x)||859,050||$747.37|
|Embryo Transfer Glue||525,000||$456.75|
|Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)||870,000||$756.90|
At the beginning, CHA Fertility Center estimated us that it will cost around 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 KRW. They were spot-on.
The above IVF cost breakdown was for our case specifically. Since I have history of miscarriages, my doctor advised me not to take a long flight (no more than 2-3 hours flight) until I was at my 12th week pregnant. So, I had to see the doctor few more times after the positive pregnancy test. See our IVF schedule here for more details.
I’m guessing if you are healthy and have not had a history of miscarriages, the doctor would probably allow you to go home right away after the embryo transfer.
Also, since we had 1 good embryo to freeze, we had to pay extra 330,000 KRW.
We are happy that we spent $8,000 for our first IVF cycle and I am now pregnant; success on the first IVF cycle, and still have 1 frozen embryo left. We will definitely come back to CHA Fertility Center to do the frozen embryo transfer!