Friday, May 11, 2007

Free fertility treatment push in Bahrain

A story comes from the Gulf Daily News of an initiative to make fertility treatment free in Bahrain for Bahraini couples. What is interesting about the story is the cost data points that were mentioned. They said the costs range between BD1,400 and BD1,600 for "regular cases" and BD3,000 to BD4,000 in "complicated" ones.

The current exchange rate is about 2.7 US dollars per Bahraini Dinar. So that would mean the regular procedures cost an average of about US$4,000 and complicated ones US$9,500. They didn't give specifics as to what procedures were being performed in the two groups of cases. If one were to assume they are talking about a standard cycle of IVF for the regular cases and a couple cycles or perhaps ICSI plus PGD for the complicated cases then the cost data is quite interesting, on par with costs in some of the fertility tourism destinations such as Thailand and India.

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5 Comments:

At 3:32 AM, Blogger Cristy said...

Hi there,

I'm Mrs. Cristina Canaleja, my husband works in bahrain as an Architect. Can we get a much cheaper IVF package? Since we cant afford the high cost package of IVF in Bahrain.

We're planning IVF early 2008. We've been longing to have a child for 7 years, but sad to say til now we dont have any. Please help us.

Hope somebody there can help us. Thank you very much in advance

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Cristy said...

Hi Mark George, thank you very much for the info. regarding IVF. You know I'm turning 40 this coming January 2008. My infertility doctor took care of me for 4 years, I've undergone a lot of process. Test results: retro-verted & normal size uterus,medicines like clomid etc.. that cause us a lot of money, but nothing happens.

I will be there in Bahrain this coming March or April 2008. We will try IVF in Bahrain, but since IVF is expensive, we still trying to atleast save or ask help, to get a much cheaper package.

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger mummyto2forever said...

hiiii
i am in bahrain too . please get in touch with me . i want to have ivf done too. i really need to ask u a few things
thanks

 
At 1:38 AM, OpenID be767fc4-ec08-11e0-84ff-000f20980440 said...

hi cristy or anyone else. please tell your experience of ivf in bahrain as an expat. i am an expat and want ivf at low cost in bahrain. will be grateful for your help and advise.

iffi

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Israela Maccabee said...

I don't know when these notes have been posted but I'm reading this in 2016 and being a single woman who wants children, I'm outraged and disappointed that only married couples would benefit of an IVF treatment in Bahrain. So, I'm looking at Romania where the cost at Polisano Clinic is $2,650 (prices on the website). I hope this will help somebody, I'm planning to go there soon. Good luck in achieving your dreams! Baby dust to all!

 

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