IVF with ICSI is a type of fertility treatment for couples or individuals who seek assistance to conceive a child. In IVF with ICSI, eggs and sperm are fertilised outside of the womb with a procedure that helps the sperm fertilise an egg, before being implanted into the person carrying the pregnancy.
It starts the same way as in standard IVF: a female partner will go through egg retrieval, and those eggs will be fertilised in a lab. A male partner will produce a semen sample, often in a medical facility. But, instead of mixing sperm and eggs and leaving them to fertilise, like in standard IVF, there’s a little extra work to ensure the best quality sperm reaches eggs.
In ICSI treatment, an embryologist will wash the sperm and select one individual sperm to inject into each egg to give the egg the best possible chance to fertilise.
Like Standard IVF, IVF with ICSI takes around 4-6 weeks, depending on your medication protocol.3
Here are average costs from across all of the UK:
Base cost of IVF:
Total average cost:
If you’re going through private IVF treatment, the cost depends on your clinic and the medication your fertility doctor prescribes.
Your doctor will prescribe the protocol that they think will work best for you. If you decide to go through multiple rounds of IVF to increase your chances of pregnancy, your doctor will be able to better understand the medication protocols that work best for your body.
Depending on your situation, there may be multiple options, including “natural” cycles, which don’t use any medication and are less expensive, or “mild” or “stimulated” IVF cycles, which use less medication and are slightly less expensive than standard IVF. Your fertility doctor will be able to tell you which option(s) will be best for you.
Because everyone’s treatment is unique, everyone’s price is unique, too. Clinics often list “ballpark” pricing because patients might need different essential procedures and medications, like embryo freezing and storage for additional embryos created, sedation during egg collection and medication, which can be up to £3,000 on top of your treatment costs.
ICSI costs between £500-1,700 on top of a standard IVF cycle’s costs.