Cancun huge vacation spot- because of IVF
Would you travel to Mexico for a medical procedure?
Cancun is already known as being Mexico’s top vacation destination, for its miles of beautiful white sand beaches, and its turquoise sea, but now it is starting to offer a vacation of a different kind, a fertility vacation. With one of Mexico’s top fertility doctors located in a beautiful, new private hospital, American and Canadian couples are on the move.
Infertility affects millions of couples every year, and many are forced to resort to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to achieve their dreams of pregnancy. This may be necessary for many factors including problems with a woman’s tubes, male factor issues, or even unexplained issues. Unfortunately, the average cost of IVF in The United States now averages $18,000, and there can be long wait times in Canada, even though it is strictly an elective procedure. Furthermore, fertility treatments are still not exact science, and many women have to try several times before they are successful, leaving their bank accounts drained. Therefore, people are looking for affordable IVF options, but are also looking for a ‘value added’ experience, such as IVF abroad, in case the treatment doesn’t result in a pregnancy.
According to IVF Vacation Center president Mark Semple, “People tend to choose a destination for IVF for four reasons: price, quality, proximity, and the destination itself. The order of importance differs for everyone.” Cancun has it all. For about half of the cost of the US, a person can have their treatment and spend over two weeks on vacation. The destination can’t be beat with direct flights from every major city in North America, and it’s only 1 ½ hours from Miami. In addition, the clinic is located in the premier private hospital which is currently being accredited by the US based Joint Commission International.