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How much does IVF treatment or Test Tube Baby cost in India?

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Find out the cost of IVF treatment or Test Tube Baby in India and the benefits of getting IVF treatments in India. Know the latest test tube baby procedures followed in India and their chances of success. IVF costs of basic and advanced treatments are also discussed under this topic.

A test tube baby is a baby that is conceived through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure. In this process, the egg is fertilized outside the boy in a controlled environment and then implanted into the woman’s uterus

India has always been a hub for people seeking medical treatments, especially for infertility treatments. With huge number of highly qualified doctors and specialized hospitals spread across the nation, many reproductively challenged medical tourists prefer to come to India.

IVF and related infertility treatments in India are extremely affordable when compared to their prices in western countries. The convenience of hospitals, highly experienced IVF doctors and excellent patient care services draw attention of medical tourists. Here are the list of reasons to get IVF treatment in India:

Benefits of Getting IVF Treatments In India

1. Low-cost treatment options

Compared to Western countries, medical charges in India are much cheaper. Although it depends on the standards of the hospital, the cost of IVF treatment is still affordable than developed countries. The cost of medication and prescription drugs used in the treatment is also much less than other countries. 

2. State-of-the-art technology

Reputed hospital and clinics in India are equipped with high-tech medical technologies. They follow complex medical procedures which cost much more in advanced countries like the US and UK.

3. Advanced procedures to treat infertility

Experienced IVF specialists take patients through advanced treatments to ensure complete medical treatment. The doctors in India are just as skilled as the doctors in first world countries. 

4. Extensive facilities

Advanced facilities like routine checkup, patient care, hospital room amenities, and cleanliness are all maintained for the comfort of the patients. 

5. English speaking medical staff

Doctors, attendants, and other medical staff are all trained or educated in English to make communication much easier. 

6. Medical consultants

Medical tour consultants like Elawoman, help international patients find the best medical centers and most reputed gynecologists in the country.

Why infertility hospitals are growing in India?

  • 22 to 33 million couples in the reproductive age are suffering from lifetime infertility.
  • Females alone account for 40%to 50% of infertility problems, while male infertility rate accounts for 30%-40%.
  • High-risk factors like STDs and other reproductive disorders are key drivers for the high burden of infertility.

First Test Tube Baby In India

In Vitro Fertilization was first performed in India by Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay resulting in a successful test tube baby named “Durga” (Kanupriya Agarwal) on October 3, 1978. The technology has ever since been utilized for decades together and has witnessed constant growth in terms of expertise and success rate. 

How Common is IVF Or Test Tube Baby Technique?

IVF and associated treatments are growing in India due to the rise of infertility cases. Many couples go for medications and IUI treatments and if these treatments are not successful, 50% of the couples further approach the IVF method. 

What Infertility Disorders Can Be Treated In India?

In India, all the categories of infertile patients are treated with modern treatment methods and advanced procedures to increase the chance of success. Some of the infertility disorders treated in India are:

Common Test Tube Baby Procedure followed in India

Treatment for test tube baby in India is performed with extreme care and precision to ensure high success rate of pregnancy. The involvement of sophisticated technology, cutting-edge technology and highly qualified doctors justifies the cost of the entire process. 

1. Suppressing Natural Menstrual Cycle

In female infertility, the woman receives a drug, usually in the form of a daily injection for about 2 weeks, to suppress her natural menstrual cycle.

2. Super Ovulation

Fertility drugs containing the fertility hormone Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) are given to the woman, to assist production of more eggs in the ovaries. Vaginal ultrasound scans are used to monitor the growth of eggs. 

3. Eggs Retrieval

Eggs are collected from the ovaries through a minor surgical procedure known as “follicular aspiration.” A thin needle is inserted through vagina and into an ovary. The eggs are sucked out using an advanced suction device. The doctors collect about 15 eggs in one cycle, which is known to provide the highest chance of successful pregnancy. Sometimes, frozen or donated eggs are also used. 

4. Sperm Tests

To check male fertility, sperms of the man or the donor are examined in a lab for sperm count and motility. The healthy sperms are selectively picked and separated from toxic impurities to be prepared for insemination. 

5. Insemination and Fertilization

After the eggs and the sperms are collected, they are kept in a controlled environment. Next, the embryologist performs a technique known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), in which, the sperms are physically inserted into the egg to facilitate fertilization. Some centers on India also offer Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), which can screen an embryo for genetic disorders. A few days later the healthiest embryo is selected for transfer.

6. Embryo Transfer

When eggs are fertilized and formed into an embryo, they are prepared for insertion. Before the process, the women are given progesterone or Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) to help prepare the lining of the womb for implantation. 
The embryo is implanted in the womb through the vagina using a thin tube, or catheter. When the embryo sticks to the lining of the womb, healthy embryo growth can begin.

In Vitro Fertilization – Chance of Success

Any woman’s ability to conceive a baby minimizes with increasing age. It is important to note that when you use your own eggs, your chances of success are higher at a younger age. Use of harmful drugs, hormonal imbalances, genetics can also influence the chance of pregnancy. 

In 2010, women who opted for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) using their own new eggs, the percentage of cycles initiated resulted in a live birth was:

  • 32.2% for women aged under 35 years
  • 27.7% for women aged between 35–37 years 
  • 20.8% for women aged between 38–39 years 
  • 13.6% for women aged between 40–42 years
  • 5.0% for women aged between 43–44 years
  • 1.9% for women aged 45 years and over

Cost of Basic IVF Treatment

For one IVF cycle, the average cost of treatment in India is approximately Rs. 2,50,000. It can depend on the procedure and place of treatment as the rate can go up as high as Rs. 4,50,000 for one cycle of the treatment.

Price of Other IVF Associated Advanced Fertility Treatments

The costs are much higher if a patient requires advanced technological assistance in IVF. ICSI treatment will require an additional Rs. 1,50,000 to Rs. 2,50,000. An FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer) procedure will cost patients about Rs. 1,20,000, apart from the IVF cost in India.

See the table below and find out the average cost of IVF treatment cycles in the major cities of India:




Rs. 2,00,000 to 3,00,000


Rs. 1,60,000 to 1,75,000


Rs. 1,45,000 to 1,65,000


Rs. 90,000 to 1,25,000


Rs. 75,000 to 90,000


Rs. 65,000 to 85,000


Rs. 65,000 to 80,000

Sometimes patients with extreme infertility cases also require donor eggs and sperms. This can add to the cost of IVF treatment. There may also be additional hidden costs of fertility drugs, blood work, ultrasound and monitoring tests.

Best Test Tube Baby Centre In India

Infertility specialists in IVF clinics in India have the ability and technology to provide the best solutions for infertility. With so many reputed centers located in different cities across the country, patients can look for best, cheapest and reliable IVF doctors and centers. You can also contact us at +917899912611 to find specialized doctors and best hospitals in the area for cases related to infertility, IVF and surrogacy. Also, read Best IVF Centers and Doctors in Delhi With High Success Rates.

Dr. Deepika Sood

About The Author

Obstetrician, Gynecologist Dr. Deepika Sood

Dr. Deepika Sood is a gynecologist located in Gurgaon who specializes in IUI treatment, Endometriosis treatment, Normal vaginal delivery procedure and Adenomyosis treatment. Dr. Deepika completed MBBS from Maharashtra University in 1998. Then, in the year 2005, she pursued MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from JNMC. Also, she has completed fellowship course in IUI procedure from FOXY in the year 2012. Dr. Deepika is a member of different associations including Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Delhi Gynecologic Endoscopic Society (DGES) as well as Delhi and Maharashtra Council of India. Dr. Deepika is practicing her expertise at Chirayu Gynae and Heart Clinic as well as Cloudnine Clinic. For more information, visit


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