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Reciprocal IVF

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Reciprocal IVF (ROPA)
Procedure & Cost in Mexico

Reciprocal IVF in Mexico


Reciprocal IVF in Mexico

Under the specialized guidance of Dr. Alejandro Castillo Peláez, the reciprocal IVF pathway is designed to be both thorough and personalized.

  • Online consultation.
  • Comprehensive fertility assessment for both partners.
  • Personalized treatment strategy.
  • Ovarian stimulation preparation for the egg provider.
  • Regular appointments and monitoring.
  • Egg retrieval and fertilization.
  • Embryo culture and selection.
  • Embryo transfer to the recipient partner.
  • Continued support and counseling.

Embark on your reciprocal IVF journey towards family building in Mexico.

Reciprocal IVF in Mexico
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Reciprocal IVF Procedures

Reciprocal IVF Procedures

A diverse array of reciprocal IVF options is provided encompassing egg sharing between partners and donor involvement if needed.

  • Partner egg sharing for reciprocal IVF.
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGT-A) for embryo selection.
  • Semen and egg donation options, with emphasis on reciprocal participation.
  • Sperm retrieval techniques (PESA/TESA) for complex cases.
  • Assisted hatching to facilitate embryo implantation.
Reciprocal IVF Procedures
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Cost Breakdown

Cost Breakdown

Apart from a very competitive base cost, discounts of up to 20% are available for additional IVF cycles and frozen embryo transfers.

  • Online consultation.
  • Blood tests (if needed).
  • Appointments, monitoring, ICSI, egg puncture, egg retrieval, embryo culture, fresh embryo transfer and cryopreservation of remaining embryos.
  • Stimulation medication.

Total cost: $8,500 USD to $11,500 USD.

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Timeline for reciprocal IVF in Mexico

Here's what your egg freezing schedule might look like. Keep in mind that some steps may vary depending on your specific needs and situation.

1 Dr. Alejandro Castillo Peláez

Online consultation

Meet Dr. Alejandro Castillo Peláez, discuss the objectives, the details of the procedure and any preliminary questions you may have.

2 Secure your starting date

Secure your starting date

When you are ready to move forward, book your procedure and your first visit at the clinic, Dr. Castillo Peláez will then give you all the necessary information and documents so you can be perfectly prepared.

3 Select your donor

Select your donor

If you need a semen sample, profiles of donors that meet your criteria will be presented to you, allowing you to select your preferred donor.

3 Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation

The time has come to finalize your travel plans. Most of our international patients will use sites like Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb.com to book flights and accommodations.

5 First visit at the clinic

First visit at the clinic

On your first visit to the clinic, you will be able to pay for the procedure and the stimulation medication, have blood tests and ultrasound done if necessary and leave a semen sample.

6 Start of ovarian stimulation for the partner providing the eggs

Start of ovarian stimulation for the partner providing the eggs

The partner providing the eggs will undergo a regimen of daily injections designed to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple eggs. This crucial phase of the process typically spans between 8 to 14 days.

7 Monitoring


Follow-up ultrasound to monitor response to the ovarian stimulation.

8 Final maturation injection

Final maturation injection

The partner who provides the eggs will be taking the trigger shot to help her eggs mature before the retrieval. This is usually done around 36 hours before the procedure.

9 Egg retrieval procedure

Egg retrieval procedure

The partner who provides the eggs will be under sedation for a quick, minimally invasive procedure, guided by ultrasound, to gently collect eggs from her ovaries.

10 Embryo fertilization and culture

Embryo fertilization and culture

The eggs will be fertilized with sperm in the lab and cultured to develop into embryos for transfer.

11 Cryogenic preservation

Cryogenic preservation

Cryopreservation of surplus embryos that demonstrate optimal developmental characteristics, ensuring their viability for future transfers.

12 Embryo(s) transfer

Embryo(s) transfer

Time for the big day. Your best embryo(s), showcasing exceptional morphological qualities, will be carefully chosen for transfer to the uterus, aiming for successful implantation in the partner who will carry the pregnancy.

13 Rest for a day, then back home

Rest for a day, then back home

After a day of rest, you'll be ready and safe to fly back home. This short recovery ensures a smooth and risk-free return to your routine.

Frequently asked questions & facts

We understand that you have many questions about reciprocal IVF and how everything will take place in Mexico City. Here are some answers to your questions before going forward with a consultation.

What is reciprocal IVF?
Reciprocal IVF is a fertility treatment option for lesbian couples that allows both partners to be physically involved in the pregnancy process. One partner provides the eggs to be fertilized, while the other partner carries the pregnancy. This method enables both members of the couple to have a biological and emotional connection to their child.
Can both partners use their eggs for reciprocal IVF in a single cycle?
While technically possible, it's uncommon for both partners to use their eggs in the same cycle due to the increased complexity, cost, and emotional considerations of choosing whose embryos to transfer. Most couples choose one partner to provide the eggs and the other to carry the pregnancy. However, some may opt for each partner to take turns in subsequent pregnancies.
What is the role of the sperm donor in reciprocal IVF?
The sperm donor can be either known to the couple or anonymous, chosen through a sperm bank. The donor provides the sperm used to fertilize the eggs during the IVF process. The level of involvement or anonymity of the donor varies according to the preferences of the couple and the legal agreements in place.
How do we decide which partner should provide the eggs and which should carry the pregnancy?
This decision is highly personal and can depend on a variety of factors, including each partner's physical health, fertility status, age, and personal desires regarding pregnancy and genetic connection to the child.
Are there any specific health considerations for the partner carrying the pregnancy?
The partner who carries the pregnancy will undergo a comprehensive health screening to ensure she is physically capable of carrying a pregnancy to term. This includes evaluating her uterine health, hormone levels, and overall physical and mental health. Like any pregnancy, there are health risks associated with carrying a child, so it's important to be under the care of a healthcare provider throughout the process.
Are fertility treatments available to international patients?
Indeed, fertility treatments are readily accessible to international patients, with Dr. Castillo Peláez specializing in serving patients from around the globe.
I am interested, what is the first step?
If you are interested, the very first step is to attend an online consultation with Dr. Castillo Peláez. He will explain all the details of the procedure and answer any questions you may have. It is usually done over Google Meet.
Does Dr. Castillo Peláez speak English?
Yes, absolutely. He speaks both Spanish and English.
What type of stimulation medication will be used?
In order to have a maximum number of follicles and eggs for a fertility procedure, the woman is stimulated by injections of medication to develop multiple follicles. Pergoveris, Gonal-f, Merional and Merapur are popular options that could be prescribed to you. The injections are usually performed by the woman or her partner.
Do fertility medications pose health risks?
Fertility drugs are safe, backed by over 30 years of research and successful application.
Which airport is closest to Dr. Castillo Peláez's clinic?
The Mexico City International Airport (MEX) is about 20 minutes from the clinic.
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