IVF in Iran

Operation Duration 1-2 hours

Hospitalization 1 day

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Time to Result 14 days

IVF in Iran


IVF in Iran

Operation Duration 1-2 hours

Hospitalization 1 day

Anesthesia general

Time to Result 14 days

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Total price: 3,000 U.S. dollar

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Your flight lands at the IK airport. Your next destination is the hotel, and after that, we will take you to the doctor’s visit. You sign the contract, then you start taking the medicines prescribed by the doctor.

You go for the initial tests and checkups.

you can visit the city, go shopping, and enjoy your days off.

You will go for an ultrasound (sonography), and your operation date will be determined. Then you receive the other necessary medications.

you can use your time to relax and prepare for the operation.

The day of action has come. You go to the operating room, and then the embryo is formed. Ultimately, the work is done with you, and you can return to your country so that our experts will contact you.

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IVF: A Pathway to Parenthood

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), a laboratory treatment technique for infertility is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. IVF in Iran is also among the most sought-after medical treatments due to its high success rates, advanced facilities, and skilled practitioners. Iran boasts the second-highest success rate for IVF globally and provides state-of-the-art technology, such as Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS). Cost factors make Iran a particularly attractive option. With the Iranian currency’s low value compared to the dollar, IVF in Iran is significantly cheaper than in most other countries. Various health tourism agencies offer Visa assistance, airport pickup, accommodation, doctor visits, free medicine, and translator services to international patients. IVF in Iran provides patients with four main types of IVF treatments: egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and surrogacy. These treatments cater to different infertility scenarios in both men and women. Each treatment requires careful planning, with specific processes to be followed before, during, and after the treatment.

Although the success of IVF is contingent on several factors, like the specific IVF method, number of cycles, age, causes of infertility, and medical history, IVF in Iran maintains an average success rate of over 65% for treatments. Therefore, Iran has emerged as a viable, affordable, and successful option for IVF treatment patients. This article will detail general IVF in Iran, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, surrogacy, hysteroscopy, PGD, PGS, embryo transfer, and freezing egg-sperm-embryos.

Why Choose IVF in Iran?

  • Exceptional Success Rate: Iran ranks second globally for IVF success, with a remarkable 63% rate.
  • Affordable Price: Experience world-class treatment at a fraction of the cost compared to other countries.
  • All-Inclusive Care: Enjoy hassle-free medical tourism with services like Visa assistance, airport pickups, accommodation, and more.
  • Expert Surgeons: Trust in the skills of Iran’s leading surgeons equipped with the latest technology.
  • Gender Selection: Explore advanced technologies for choosing the healthiest embryo and even determining your baby’s gender.
  • One-Stop Infertility Centers: Streamlined care from start to finish for your convenience.

Embark on your IVF journey in Iran, where excellence meets affordability. Your path to parenthood starts here!

Cost of IVF in Iran

IVF treatment has no average price in general. The price varies depending on the country, clinic, surgeon, and other features. In some countries like the U.S., the price will be up to 30,000$, and the lowest price in the cheapest countries is around 5,000$. Although Iran is one of the most successful countries in IVF treatment, due to the less value of Iran’s currency than the dollar, IVF in Iran is cheaper than in the cheapest country. For now the cost of IVF in Iran is about 3000$.

IVF Success Rate in Iran

IVF in Iran offers higher pregnancy rates than other treatments. On average, there is over a 65% success rate for this method which is the highest rate globally. IVF success, like any other medical procedure, depends on several factors: the specific method of IVF used, the number of cycles, age, causes of infertility, and medical history. The complete In Vitro Fertilization cycle lasts approximately three to four weeks, depending on the phases required. There are 4 types of IVF: IVF with your eggs and your partner’s sperm, IVF with your eggs and donor sperm, IVF with donor and your partner’s sperm, and IVF with eggs from a donor and sperm from a donor.

The rates in women under 35 after three cycles are as follows:

–  IVF with your eggs and your partner’s sperm: up to 64%

–  IVF with your eggs and donor sperm: up to 64%

–  IVF with donor eggs and partner’s sperm: up to 93%

–  IVF with donor eggs and donor sperm: up to 93%

Who Needs IVF?

You might be new to IVF treatment and its benefits. You should know that many people must do In Vitro Fertilization for different reasons. It’s all followed by your doctor’s prescription, and you can’t decide on doing it by self-diagnosis even if you have IVF in Iran. Here you can see a list of those who need IVF treatment:

  • Women with blocked fallopian tubes or women who suffer from pelvic organs adhesion or fallopian tubes adhesion or injuries
  • Women and men with genetic disorders
  • Women experiencing an ovulation disorder
  • Women with premature ovarian failure
  • People with low sperm count or low motility of sperm
  • Cases with Unexplained infertility

Are there any conditions required for this treatment? 

Normally IVF is recommended for couples who have problems with having a child. Then, depending on other issues, the fertility center and the medical team designated for patients need to know which method works best for them, such as the ICSI method. Therefore, the diagnosis will be made, which will take 2 to 3 hours.

Before IVF

There are a few steps patients should follow before having IVF treatment such as:

  1. When the mother’s period is on her second or third day, she requires sonography to test her ovary and uterus.
  2. The specialist then prescribes medicine following sonography. It’s all related to the stimulation of ovulation.
  3. Five to six sonography sessions are required while using the medicine to examine ova reactions.
  4. The patient will receive an injection of HCG when their follicles have grown to a sufficient size for the collection of egg cells.
  5. Laboratory fertilization occurs 36 hours after the HCG injection on the father. The sperm sample will be collected then.

IVF Process

IVF treatment process takes four to six weeks to be done. This could differ based on your conditions and the type of IVF you have. There are five stages for the patient in this method of infertility treatment:

  1. Prescription of ovulation induction medication is given in the first step. Ideally, this medication should be taken 8 to 14 days before the patient’s period begins. After a doctor has approved the inducing medication, he may proceed to the second stage.
  2. a needle is inserted into the vagina to suction the eggs from follicles. This stage does not require general anesthesia. This operation is only performed under local anesthesia and numbness. This stage involves the extraction of 8-15 eggs. To perform the second stage successfully, the patient should fast.
  3. Fertilization begins with a sampling of a man’s sperm.
  4. Combining the man’s sperm and the woman’s egg is the main step in this stage. As part of the fertilization process, they are placed in a dish. Medical specialists and doctors directly supervise the production of these eggs. If fertilization and division are successful, the fertilized egg is called an embryo.
  5. Following the retrieval of the fertilized egg cells, the embryo is transferred into the uterus after 3 to 5 days; this is the major part of stage five and the last step of this method. This is a non-anesthesia procedure in which the embryo is placed into a woman’s womb. Pain is usually not experienced during this method, and the patient can leave after an hour or two.

Is Anesthesia Required?

General anesthesia is not needed for this procedure. In this procedure, only local anesthesia and numbness are applied. Patients can use this method without any problems if they suffer from an anesthesia problem.


10 to 12 days after the embryo transfer, a hormonal blood test will be performed on the patient to measure BHCG levels to diagnose the mother and see if she’s pregnant. The rise of this hormone first identifies pregnancy.

1 to 2 hours after embryo transfer surgery, the patient may be released from the hospital and resume normal daily activities. The following three to four days should be free of heavy activity.

Possible Discomforts

  • Abdomen pain
  • Nausea
  • Weakness and dizziness
  • Bleeding

Risks and Side Effects of IVF

Being time-consuming and expensive and having uncertain treatment outcomes, IVF can be stressful for infertile couples. Besides, in some cases, we can see complications from ovarian stimulation drugs and egg retrieval or embryo transfer processes. You should see your doctor if you notice any abnormal symptoms during IVF. Although most potential complications and risks of the IVF process rarely occur, you must be aware of some probable dangers. Some of these dangers include:

  • Fetal weight loss and occurring preterm birth due to the possibility of multiple pregnancies because of the placement of multiple sperms in the uterus;
  • Pregnancy loss or abortion;
  • An ectopic pregnancy occurs in 2 to 5% of IVF cases and leads to the impossibility of continuing the pregnancy;
  • Occurrence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which leads to a high accumulation of fluid in the chest and abdomen after swelling of the ovaries due to injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG);
  • Infection, bleeding, and in rare cases, damage to the bladder or intestines;
  • The possibility of nausea and vomiting;
  • Flatulence and severe stomach pain;
  • Dizziness;
  • Significant weight gain in 3 to 5 days;
  • Inflammation;
  • Damage to internal organs and blood vessels because of using a needle to collect eggs;
  • Occurrence of stress.

It should be noted that although some researchers believe that using the IVF method causes problems such as congenital disabilities and ovarian cancer, no credible research has confirmed such hypotheses.

Types of IVF

There are 4 types of IVF treatment in general. Sometimes women face infertility problems and need treatment. One of the most wanted women’s IVF treatments is egg donation. Egg Donation is a great solution for many women having difficulty getting pregnantGenerallywhen a woman can no longer have a baby with her oocytes (immature eggs), she would have the egg donation alternative. Egg donation is another woman’s oocyte; this woman is called a donor. After gaining the donated oocytes, they are fertilized with the sperm of the spouse or a sperm donor, and the embryos thus are formed. The embryos will be transferred to the uterus afterward.

Sometimes issues are from men. Sperms are too weak or completely unable to fertilize. In these cases, men have the sperm donation option. Sperm donation is the act of getting a healthy and young sperm from another male donor and injecting it into the egg. Sperm donation is a medical program based on men’s infertility issues. In this medical program, every man with no sperm in his semen and sperm that cannot be obtained surgically will choose to use the sperm of an anonymous donor. The healthiest sperms of the donor will be reaped and injected into the egg of the receptor. After that, the resulting embryo will be implanted into the woman’s uterus. These processes are exact and must be done carefully in a medically-equipped hospital. Other issues occur when the man and woman have infertility issues simultaneously. In these situations, the couple has the offer of embryo donation. Embryo donation is the kind of donation in which sperm and egg will be donated by another male and female donor and get fertilized. The resulting embryo will be transferred into the woman’s uterus. But sometimes, no problem comes except the uterus’s disability. In some cases, the uterus cannot carry the embryo during the pregnancy. That’s the right time for the couple to look for a surrogate mother for surrogacy. The surrogacy technique consists of a woman voluntarily helping future parents to have their child or children by carrying out the pregnancy via IVF. Thus, the pregnant woman never uses her eggs. This will be an easy and safe method for people who want to get pregnant but have no good situation for carrying the baby. All 4 types of infertility treatments in Iran are very successful.

Egg Donation

For those who want to have IVF in Iran, egg donation has become an increasingly sought-after solution for many women worldwide who struggle with conception. This process becomes a feasible option for women who cannot conceive with their eggs, possibly due to infertility issues related to egg quality. Iran allows egg donation under strict criteria, such as donors being healthy women aged between 18 and 30, with no family history of serious or inherited diseases, non-smokers, and not taking any recreational drugs or excessive alcohol.

The egg donation process involves rigorous medical examinations, stimulation of ovaries to produce multiple eggs and eventual extraction of these eggs. While largely safe, some complications may arise from the medication and egg extraction, such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), infections, or injuries during extraction. However, serious complications are rare. +–00000Egg recipients in Iran can be women with poor-quality eggs, older infertile women, women with removed ovaries, those suffering from a genetic disease, or women with a history of miscarriages. The recipients should not be over 45 years old, must be mentally prepared, healthy, and have a receptive uterus.

One significant advantage of egg donation plus IVF in Iran is its cost. Compared to an average cost of $5,000-$10,000 in the United States, egg donation in Iran is considerably cheaper, with prices averaging around $1,500.


Sperm Donation

Sperm donation is a procedure that allows a male to provide sperm for use in assisted reproduction. It’s often sought after in cases of male infertility due to poor sperm quality or quantity or risk of genetic disease transmission. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening ensures the health of the donor’s sperm. Compensation for sperm donors varies and can be quite lucrative, although in some cases, donations are provided by known friends or family. Ethical considerations exist around anonymous donations, prompting some banks to pay more for donors willing to share basic information. Iran has become a major hub for sperm donation due to its stringent donation rules, comprehensive sperm bank, and low costs due to the devaluation of its currency from U.S. sanctions. The CarefulTrip health tourism agency facilitates sperm donation plus IVF in Iran, working with “MOM” infertility treatment center. Sperm donation addresses various male infertility factors like azoospermia, oligospermia, asthenozoospermia, genetic defects, and Rhesus incompatibility. The donation process involves rigorous screening for donors, and the sperm can be used for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The success rate depends significantly on the female recipient’s age and health. Usually, for IVF in Iran, the donor criteria can vary among sperm banks, considering genetic traits, physical characteristics, lifestyle, education, and family medical history. Sperm can be stored for up to two decades without losing its fertility capabilities.

Risks of sperm donation include potential infection and transmission of genetic diseases, while legal and ethical issues pose challenges. Therefore, donors often sign a legal contract with the bank or recipients to clarify the rights of any future offspring.

Embryo Donation

Embryo donation involves IVF technology, where couples donate their embryos to others who cannot conceive. Neither the egg nor sperm donor has any genetic ties to the recipient couple, as both egg and sperm are sourced from unrelated donors. The fertilized embryo is placed in the recipient’s womb, and after birth, the baby is considered the birth mother’s child. This process is usually anonymous to protect all parties involved. Due to the low value of its currency following US sanctions, IVF in Iran plus embryo donation has become very popular among patients worldwide. The country’s healthcare providers offer highly educated, qualified, and professional specialists, along with one of the best embryo banks in the world, at far lower costs than other countries. The quality of the embryos is high, but the cost is lower if you opt for a frozen embryo over a fresh one.

Embryo donation can be an effective solution for couples facing infertility issues. Donors, who have often completed their fertility journey, wish to help others experience the joy of starting a family. The process is heavily regulated for the protection of all parties involved, with a list of stringent criteria to ensure the health and safety of the recipient. Once an embryo is donated and implanted, the recipients become the legal parents of any resulting child. Information about the donors is stored and may be released to any offspring when they reach 18. Donors can withdraw their consent at any time until the embryo is transferred. However, once the transfer occurs, all rights and responsibilities shift to the recipients. Remember that it is possible to freeze embryos for future use in infertility treatments.


Surrogacy in Iran is completely legal, increasingly common, and offers cost-effective solutions for prospective parents. Iran’s low-value currency, experienced fertility specialists, and high success rates make it an attractive destination for surrogacy. The criteria for choosing surrogate mothers in Iran are strict, including physical and mental health evaluations, financial stability, a healthy body mass index (BMI), no sexually transmitted diseases, and no use of drugs or alcohol during pregnancy. Surrogates must have successfully carried at least one prior pregnancy, be between 21 and 45 years old, and have no criminal history. The CarefulTrip health tourism agency assists in finding the right surrogate and handles the financial arrangements, including medical bills.

Surrogacy under IVF in Iran is an option for those with medical issues preventing pregnancy, have been unsuccessful with assisted reproductive methods, or may not qualify for child adoption due to age or marital status. Agencies and fertility centers, like the MOM Infertility Treatment Center, help match intended parents with suitable surrogates, facilitate the required health screenings, and manage the IVF process. Once a surrogate is successfully impregnated, care is transferred to a specialist doctor/embryologist. Costs for surrogacy in Iran are approximately $13,000, significantly lower than in the U.S., where costs can range from $80,000 to $120,000. Stringent local laws address legal issues relating to parental rights after surrogacy but may vary by country. Sometimes, a post-birth adoption process may be necessary to secure legal custody.


Diagnostic hysteroscopy is necessary for evaluating and treating conditions related to the female reproductive system, with Iran offering advanced facilities for the procedure. It allows for direct visualization and, if needed, a uterus biopsy, confirming diagnoses previously suggested by tests such as hysterosalpingography. The procedure is particularly significant for infertility investigations, given that 15-20% of female infertility cases have uterine factors. Hysteroscopy is indicated in numerous circumstances, including abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, adhesion diagnosis, recurrent miscarriages, intrauterine device displacement, and sterilization through fallopian tube implants. Pre-procedure preparations often involve blood and pregnancy tests, contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy, and potential medication to reduce fibroid size.

Despite being largely safe, especially for those who are having IVF in Iran, the procedure carries minor risks, less than 1%, especially when it’s operative for treatment. Potential complications include damage to surrounding organs, heavy bleeding, infection, faintness, anesthesia-related issues, reactions to expanding agents, and intrauterine adhesion. As an outpatient procedure, hysteroscopy typically takes between 5-60 minutes, depending on whether it’s diagnostic or operative, with minimal discomfort experienced by patients. Post-procedure, patients might experience light bleeding, cramping, and a sense of faintness. However, immediate medical attention is advised for severe bleeding, abdominal pain, fever, or infectious discharge.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a laboratory technique that minimizes the risk of transmitting inherited diseases when combined with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). It diagnoses embryos, detecting potential diseases and unhealthy conditions, ensuring a healthier pregnancy. It is a subset of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and is used extensively in IVF cycles to diagnose hereditary diseases and reduce disease transmission risk. The procedure also assists in selecting a healthy embryo for transfer into the uterus. The PGD process takes a few months and is used for almost all known hereditary diseases. After fertilization in IVF in Iran, the embryos are allowed to grow until they reach the six to eight-cell stage; at this point, one to two cells are removed for evaluation via Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). PGD is recommended for couples at increased risk of genetic disorders, such as chromosomal abnormalities. This includes couples with a previous pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality, women aged 38 or above, men with potentially abnormal sperm, and individuals with chromosomal rearrangements.

Although PGD involves the removal of cells from the embryo, the risk of harm to the embryo is very low. The process is expensive, ranging from $6,000 to $12,000 in developed countries. However, the MOM Infertility Treatment Center in Iran offers this service for about $1,500 for up to eight embryos. The testing takes place in advanced laboratories and assists medical teams in deciding which embryos to transfer to the uterus. This provides the greatest chance of a healthy pregnancy.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is a solution offered by fertility specialists to test IVF embryos for chromosomal normality, particularly useful for older women whose egg chromosomes are more likely to be abnormal. This process comprises eight steps, including ovarian stimulation, egg collection, insemination, embryo culture, embryo biopsy, checking for abnormalities, embryo transfer, and a pregnancy test. PGS can identify if an embryo has the correct number of chromosomes and significantly reduces the risk of pregnancy with an abnormal embryo. It can also help achieve a positive pregnancy test result in fewer IVF cycles and predict future IVF cycles or pregnancy failure.

However, PGS is not without risks. There is a less than 1% risk of harming the embryo during cell extraction, and the accuracy rate of PGS is 97%, meaning chromosomal abnormality risks are not eliminated. The procedure is generally safe, as trained embryologists and genetic test processing experts perform it. Patients undergoing IVF in Iran can opt for PGS, and specialists report a success rate of 60-70% per-transfer basis. Iran is recommended as a suitable place for PGS due to its reasonable prices, high quality, and advanced equipment. A local health tourism agency, CarefulTrip, collaborates with top labs and hospitals to provide PGS in Iran.

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer, a vital part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, is gaining traction in Iran due to the country’s advanced medical facilities, knowledgeable surgeons, and affordable services. It is the last stage of IVF, where a developed fertilized egg is inserted into the woman’s uterus to start a pregnancy. The success rate depends on endometrial receptivity, embryo quality, and transfer technique. The types of embryo transfers include fresh, frozen, cleavage, blastocyst, single, and multiple transfers. Embryo transfer is recommended when natural fertilization is impossible or hard to achieve due to impaired sperm production, ovulation disorders, genetic disorders, damage to Fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. The procedure carries minimal risk, with the main concern being multiple pregnancies, which can lead to stillbirth or babies born with impairments.

Preparations for embryo transfer include a healthy diet, supplements, and taking specific prescribed medications. These are done to enhance egg development, which contributes 50% of the genetic makeup of developing embryos. Overall, embryo transfer in Iran offers good services to couples dealing with infertility, thanks to the country’s equipped hospitals and experienced medical professionals. The local service provider, CarefulTrip, assists candidates in ensuring a successful and affordable IVF in Iran.

Freezing Egg, Sperm, Embryo

The articles outline the processes and applications of egg, embryo, and sperm freezing in Iran as part of third-party reproduction methods. Egg and embryo donation are used for women unable to conceive with their eggs, often due to low egg count or quality, early menopause, or certain diseases. The procedure includes choosing a donor, stimulating ovulation, retrieving eggs, fertilizing in the lab, and transferring the chosen embryo to the recipient’s uterus. Couples with spare frozen embryos from IVF can also donate them to infertile couples.

Sperm freezing, or sperm cryopreservation, helps men preserve their fertility, particularly when facing potential fertility issues, such as cancer, hazardous jobs, certain medical treatments, or simply due to age-related sperm exhaustion. The sperm is collected, analyzed, and then stored in a special freezing solution in vials within liquid nitrogen freezers.

Before initiating these processes, thorough evaluations are conducted for donors and recipients, including medical, psychological, and genetic testing. Any infectious diseases are also tested to prevent cross-contamination. Risks can include infections, bleeding, organ damage, emotional distress, and possible reactions to fertility drugs, though serious complications are rare. When frozen eggs, embryos, or sperm are required, they’re thawed and utilized in fertility treatments such as IVF, IUI, or ICSI. The effectiveness of these procedures largely depends on the quality of the frozen elements and the egg donor’s age.

CarefulTrip; The best health tourism company in Iran

Careful Trip, an Iran-based health tourism agency, is associated with the largest multi-super specialty MOM Infertility Center. This extensive super specialty clinic includes several subspecialty clinics with fully experienced surgeons and the most updated equipment. There will be more than one main step in the IVF treatment cycle. The main issues will be finding the best surgeon, finding the correct diagnosis, choosing the best treatment, finding the best medical center, and finally, post-treatment care. But sometimes, wisely taking one of these steps will set you free from taking other steps. MOM, an Iran-based IVF treatment center, is the ideal decision for those who want to go through the IVF treatment cycle without taking different actions. The best and most fully experienced surgeons with the knowledge of correct diagnosis and offering restorative treatments at affordable prices with the latest technological equipment are ready to give you the most secure and healthy IVF treatment cycle. Careful Trip is doing its best to provide every service the patients may need for a joyful journey in Iran and their medical treatment. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), an infertility treatment, is increasingly sought in Iran due to its high success rates, advanced facilities, and affordability due to the low value of the Iranian currency. With an average success rate of over 65%, Iran ranks second globally for IVF success and offers cutting-edge technology like Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS). The country provides four main types of IVF treatments: egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and surrogacy, each catering to specific infertility scenarios and requiring meticulous planning. Furthermore, health tourism agencies facilitate international patients with services such as visa assistance, accommodation, doctor visits, and translators. Despite the success of IVF in Iran being influenced by multiple factors, Iran’s consistent success rates make it a prime destination for IVF treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Iran is a top destination for IVF treatment because of its highly skilled doctors, advanced technology, affordable costs, and 65% success rates.

The cost of IVF treatment in Iran is significantly cheaper compared to other countries, with an approximate cost of $3,000, making it a cost-effective option for patients seeking IVF treatment.

Iran’s MOM infertility treatment center is the best IVF clinic due to its experts, superspecialists, and success rates.

IVF treatment process takes four to six weeks to be done. This could differ based on your conditions and the type of IVF you have. There are five stages for the patient in this method of infertility treatment.

IVF treatment process takes four to six weeks to be done. This could differ based on your conditions and the type of IVF you have. There are five stages for the patient in this method of infertility treatment.