Frequently Asked Questions2020-05-29T22:27:20+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between IECH and other fertility centers?2020-01-31T18:01:43+00:00

At IECH we are pioneers in fertility treatments. We have been in the market for over 30 years and more than 15,000 success stories back us up. In addition, we are an institute that trains medical specialists in Reproductive Biology. We offer information as clearly as possible and provide a written description of the medical processes that will take place. We also act ethically and, although we have laboratory services and sell medicines at affordable costs, we do not force our patients to undergo tests or buy medicines at our center.

What treatments and procedures does IECH have?2020-03-05T18:48:40+00:00

At IECH we provide all reproduction treatments and procedures of both low and high complexity, so that our patients may achieve pregnancy and fulfill their greatest dream, becoming a parent. Our services include diagnostic and laboratory fertility tests, as well as all infertility treatments: timed intercourse, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, medications, ovulation induction, reproductive surgeries to recanalize uterine tubes, resection of fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, and adhesions, among others. We suggest you make an appointment with our specialists so they can get to know and assess your case. Based on your profile, they will be able to indicate the procedures and treatments you may undergo with the highest likelihood of achieving a pregnancy. We will be happy to assist you.

Do you have any options for preserving eggs and sperm?2020-01-31T18:05:42+00:00

Yes, we have a social and cancer preservation program for eggs and sperm.

Is there a program for embryo donation?2020-01-31T18:06:08+00:00

Yes. However, it is only possible to donate after a specialist has recommended it and an ethics committee has performed an assessment.

Do you have a sperm bank?2020-01-31T18:06:33+00:00

At IECH we have a wide catalog of previously selected donors. During the selection process, high quality controls are established to avoid genetic, hormonal, psychological, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Do you perform laboratory tests?2020-01-31T18:06:53+00:00

Yes, we perform multiple genetic and fertility laboratory tests.

What packages do you have?2020-01-31T18:07:16+00:00

All of our treatments are personalized, that is, they are adjusted to the needs of each couple. Therefore, we do not have any packages that apply to all cases. We suggest you and your partner make an appointment so that our specialists can advise you and propose the most adequate treatment.

Can you give me more information about laboratory testing in Monterrey?2020-01-31T18:07:36+00:00

Of course. If you want to know the costs and service hours for specialized tests, you can reach us at (81) 8347-1888, (81) 8347-2099, or (81) 1642-2200.

What happens during the first appointment?2020-01-31T18:09:57+00:00

During the first appointment, the medical specialist acquires information, makes an analysis, and evaluates the patients’ medical history to determine the cause of infertility. A transvaginal ultrasound is also performed. Then, the physician tells the couple what tests and studies are necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Once the results are available, it is possible to identify the treatment or procedure that the couple may undergo with the highest likelihood of achieving a pregnancy.

Is a diagnostic appointment important?2020-01-31T18:10:18+00:00

Yes, it is necessary to determine the factors that are causing the infertility problem, as well as the treatment that is most likely to help the patients achieve a pregnancy. The cost of the treatment or procedure is also taken into account.

What if I want to schedule an appointment, but I already have undergone tests at another clinic?2020-01-31T18:19:46+00:00

To attend an appointment with previous test results, they must be less than a year old. If they meet this criterion, our specialists can analyze them and give you a second opinion, in addition to recommending the treatment and/or procedure that best suits your needs.

What cost do fertility treatments have?2020-01-31T18:13:12+00:00

At IECH, all of our treatments and procedures are personalized, since they are totally dependent on the specific causes of the problem and its corresponding diagnosis. As a result, costs vary. Two of the most common procedures are intrauterine insemination, which has an approximate cost of between 15,000 and 20,000 Mexican pesos, and in vitro fertilization, whose cost ranges from 63,000 to 120,000 pesos.

We suggest you make an appointment with our specialists so that they can get to know and analyze your case. Based on your profile, they can indicate the procedures and treatments you may undergo, as well as the likelihood of success.

How much does in vitro fertilization cost?2020-01-31T18:13:35+00:00
All costs of our procedures vary depending on the patients’ clinical profile. If you are a candidate for in vitro fertilization, cost usually ranges between 63,000 and 120,000 Mexican pesos.
What is the cost of in vitro fertilization with embryo transfer?2020-01-31T18:13:54+00:00

The cost varies, since it depends on the couple’s clinical profile. A previous assessment is necessary to determine the most appropriate treatment in your case.

What is the cost of artificial insemination?2020-01-31T18:14:17+00:00

An intrauterine insemination costs approximately 15,000 Mexican pesos. We suggest you undergo a medical assessment to verify whether this procedure is right for you.

What is the cost of the sex selection method?2020-01-31T18:14:38+00:00

The sex selection method is a sperm technique that costs approximately 1,500 Mexican pesos. It should be noted that this procedure only increases the likelihood of the baby being of the desired sex by 70%; it does not guarantee this result.

What is the cost of a sperm donor sample?2020-01-31T18:15:05+00:00

A national (Mexican) donor sample costs 5,500 pesos, while a foreign donor sample costs 20,500 pesos. For more information about our donor catalog, you can reach us at any of the following numbers: (81) 8347-1888, (81) 8347-2099, or (81) 1642-2200.

Are there any financing plans to pay for the treatment?2020-01-31T18:15:30+00:00

At the moment we have no financing plans. However, for high-complexity treatments only, we do have the option of paying interest-free over three or six months with Banorte cards.

What promotions or subsidies are available?2020-01-31T18:15:50+00:00

We are aware that, on many occasions, undergoing an assisted reproduction procedure or treatment not only affects our patients physically and emotionally. The economic aspect can also cause stress and affect the fertility treatment. Committed to taking care of your economy and providing you with the best service, at IECH you can pay over three or six months, interest-free, with Banorte cards (for high-complexity procedures only).

Do insurance companies cover my in vitro fertilization procedure?2020-01-31T18:17:46+00:00
Insurance companies do not cover in vitro fertilization procedures. With the exception of Seguros Monterrey, they do not cover the pregnancy resulting from said procedures either if it is openly admitted that it was assisted.
What guarantee does the infertility treatment give me? Is it 100% sure that I will have a baby?2020-01-31T18:18:16+00:00
No assisted reproduction treatment or procedure guarantees pregnancy, since there are multiple factors that can intervene before and during pregnancy. However, at IECH we have the highest success rate in fertility treatments. We invite you to visit our website,, where you will be able to see our success rates according to your profile.
If I do not get pregnant, do I get my money back?2020-01-31T18:18:37+00:00

The cost of our treatments and procedures only covers one attempt and does not guarantee the result, so there are no refunds. However, if the cycle is canceled due to low response or the patients’ decision, the balance remains in your favor for future stimulation.

If we are a female same-sex couple, are there any options to have a pregnancy?2020-01-31T18:22:54+00:00
Of course. We have the ROPA method, in which one of the women undergoes an in vitro fertilization procedure using her partner’s fertilized egg. For this procedure—and others—we have a sperm bank from anonymous donors.
What is the ROPA method and what does it involve?2020-01-31T18:23:18+00:00

Aimed exclusively at female same-sex couples, the ROPA method is a treatment in which one of the women donates her egg so that the embryo can be implanted in her partner’s womb to achieve a pregnancy. If you would like more information, we suggest you schedule an appointment at any IECH center.

What is surrogacy? Do you perform this procedure?2020-01-31T18:23:36+00:00

Surrogacy is a procedure whereby a woman rents her womb to couples with infertility problems or male same-sex couples so that they can have children. Unfortunately, at the moment there are no legal instruments that regulate or prohibit this procedure, so both parties would be left unprotected before the law if any problems were to arise. Given these circumstances, we do not offer this service. We appreciate your understanding.

Up to what age can I undergo a procedure?2020-01-31T18:27:28+00:00

Age is important, but it is not the only factor that determines whether the patient can achieve a pregnancy or not. To find out if a woman can undergo an assisted reproductive procedure, other variables should be assessed with the help of a specialist.

Can I undergo a procedure at IECH and have my physician follow up during pregnancy?2020-01-31T18:27:46+00:00

Yes. The patient decides who will monitor her pregnancy.

If I am single, can I undergo an assisted reproductive procedure?2020-01-31T18:28:06+00:00
Of course. There is no legal impediment to perform an in vitro procedure on a patient who does not have a partner. We have a semen bank that can be used on these—and other—occasions. You can also bring a donor you know.
Can I be a mother after tubal ligation?2020-01-31T18:28:29+00:00
Yes, it is possible to be a mother after tubal ligation. Pregnancy can occur after a surgery to recanalize the tubes or through in vitro fertilization. To know which of these techniques is adequate for you, an infertility specialist must make an assessment.
What is Fallopian tube recanalization/tubal recanalization?2020-01-31T18:28:48+00:00

It is a surgical procedure that is performed when one or both Fallopian tubes are blocked or there was a previous salpingoclasia/tubal ligation procedure. The approximate cost is 50,000 Mexican pesos.

How many procedures are included in the cost of in vitro fertilization?2020-01-31T18:29:15+00:00

It includes one embryo transfer. If more than one embryo is generated, you can make more transfer attempts for a much lower cost (depending on the number of embryos).

How long will it take until I know if I am pregnant after an in vitro fertilization procedure?2020-01-31T18:29:36+00:00

The average waiting time to know whether a pregnancy has been achieved is approximately two weeks.

If I am a foreign patient, how many days do I have to stay in Monterrey/Saltillo for my fertility procedure?2020-01-31T18:29:57+00:00

We recommend staying in the city for approximately 10 to 12 days, since the patient must be physically present one week before the procedure. During this period, good ovarian response is confirmed, eggs are retrieved through aspiration, and the embryo transfer is carried out.

Can all patients undergo in vitro fertilization?2020-01-31T18:30:14+00:00
No, not all patients are candidates for this procedure. Sometimes, less expensive procedures are available. In any case, there are several variants of in vitro fertilization, so an assessment is necessary to determine the procedure that offers the highest likelihood of achieving a pregnancy.
Can I transfer my eggs, sperm samples, or embryos from centers in the United States to IECH?2020-01-31T18:30:35+00:00

Unfortunately, this is not possible, as customs agents at the border catalog biological cell samples as high-risk material.

Can I choose the sex of my baby?2020-01-31T18:30:51+00:00

At IECH we have the sperm capacitation method for sex selection, which increases the likelihood of a baby being of the desired sex. We can also determine the sex of the embryos through a preimplantation biopsy.

Is there a way to prevent my baby from having diseases such as Down syndrome?2020-01-31T18:31:11+00:00

At IECH we offer preimplantation genetic testing through a biopsy of the embryo. This test enables us to determine the embryo’s abnormalities and its predisposition to DNA-related diseases.

Can I get my laboratory tests at another clinic?2020-01-31T18:31:28+00:00

Yes. Just make sure that the tests you request elsewhere are exactly the same as those indicated in the requirement sheets.

Is there any financial compensation for donating eggs or sperm?2020-01-31T18:31:57+00:00
Yes, financial compensation is granted for the time invested in the procedure and the inconvenience it may have caused. If you are interested in our program, please send an email to requesting more information.
Why is it important to turn in the marriage certificate or a notarized letter of domestic partnership?2020-01-31T18:32:15+00:00

It is important to turn in these documents because, if pregnancy is achieved, they will help adequately assign parental responsibility.

Why can't I get pregnant if I am not using contraceptive methods?2020-01-31T18:32:37+00:00

Infertility is the result of many factors. We recommend you schedule an appointment so that our specialists can get to know your case and indicate the most appropriate procedure or treatment.

If I have frozen eggs, sperm, or embryos, will you let me know when the annuity is due?2020-01-31T18:33:01+00:00

No. The freezing service renewal is the patient’s responsibility. If you do not pay attention, you could be late in your payments and the amount due could accumulate.

Important: Freezing service renewal costs are subject to change without notice.